5 Myths of the Global Recession
Remember "decoupling"? It was the notion that emerging economies had detached themselves from the developed world, and that Asian consumers could make up for falling demand in the rich world.
What Happens If China's, Russia's Economies Fail?
What happens if Russia's and China's economies and governments lose their footing?
Buy America Clause Benefits Foreign Companies
The great irony of the "buy American" clause snaking its way through the U.S. Congress is that it would force Americans to buy steel from factories that, while on U.S. soil, are owned mainly by foreigners.
The Dollar's Collapse and Other Recession Myths
In the last of our Davos series, we look at why much of the forecasted gloom has yet to come to pass.
Technologist: Trend Forecasters Adapt to Google
Companies have long paid handsomely for reports and expertise on rising trends. Now Google is threatening this lucrative niche.
Tina Brown and Four Others Changing the Web
Five who are changing the face of the Internet.
OPEC May Not Be Able To Halt Oil's Nosedive
OPEC, the once mighty oil cartel, is looking increasingly impotent. When prices skyrocketed to $150 a barrel, producers claim-ed they didn't have the spare capacity to pump more oil and bring the cost of crude back to earth.
Can Ayn Rand Survive the Economic Crisis?
Some point to Alan Greenspan. But his hands-off approach to the economy originated with Ayn Rand.
'Sarah Palin' Was '08 Fastest-Rising Search Term
Sarah Palin may not have won the election, but she's a fave of Google users.
Cash Stockpiles May Not Save Big Business
The conventional wisdom is that 'we all' borrowed too much before the crisis, but that's just not so.
Why The Doha Round Doesn't Matter
It sounds like economic heresy, but many experts say more free trade won't ease the global crisis.
Somali Pirates Take Their Biggest Prize Yet
Seizing the Sirius Star was an audacious raid for Somalia's emboldened pirates.
As Crisis Grows, Countries Turn To The IMF
The International Monetary Fund has roared back from irrelevancy, with a central role in the fight against the global credit contagion. Only poor debtor nations have doubts, because once again, the IMF is urging budget austerity on some borrowers, even as rich nations roll out eyepopping spending plans to fight recession.Already, Hungary and Ukraine have reluctantly tapped the fund for loans totaling $32 billion, in exchange for belt-tightening.
Web 2.0 and Social Networking Come to Health Care
As the U.S. Presidential debates have shown, Barack Obama and John McCain can't agree on much. One rare exception: electronic health records. Obama has proposed spending $50 billion to help doctors and hospitals digitize their files and build patient databases.
The $600 Trillion Derivatives Market
It's a number no one questions, but the size of the derivatives market is not as shocking as it looks
Web 2.0 and Social Networking Come to Health Care
The open-source movement worked wonders for software. Can it do the same for diabetes and other illnesses?
Biggest Personal Losers In Wall Street Crisis
The credit crisis has taken many barons of Wall Street (and their $10,000 suits) to the cleaners. Who, though, has suffered the biggest losses? One way to get at that question is to look at leaders of the hardest-hit companies, and how much the value of their in-house shares has fallen from recent peaks.
Foreign schools are hiring presidents from abroad
Foreign universities are now starting to look beyond their borders when it comes time to hire a new boss.
Books: 'Crowdsourcing' and the Future of Business
Online communities of curious amateurs represent the future of business, says a new book.
Do Energy Subsidies Inflate Oil Prices?
Poor-country energy subsidies have inflated oil prices. Bringing them back to earth won't be easy.
Tech: Are You Ready for Social Mapping?
Are you ready for social mapping?
Q&A: American Companies Can Learn From India
An entrepreneur turned academic argues that to compete globally, American institutions should act more like Indian ones.
How Universities Compete for U.S. Administrators
Universities are starting to look beyond their borders when it comes time to hire a new boss.
Waiting For The Boom To End
The average rental price is up 5 percent--down from the usual 10 or 15 percent, but still a long way from a crash.
Michael Clarke: The New President's Foreign Policy
'American dominance has been very short-lived,' says a U.K. defense expert, and pressing issues in the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere will test the capabilities of the next president.
Bolivia's Morales on Climate, Food Crisis
Bolivia's feisty president believes there are ways to counter capitalism's impact on the climate and on food supplies.
'I Was Detained in Zimbabwe'
An American pro-democracy worker discusses his post-election detention in Zimbabwe and what could happen in the next chapter of the nation's political drama.
Telling Stories the Online Way
A novel told exclusively through Google maps, another through images on Flickr—a publisher tries retelling novels in ways exclusive to the Web.
Experts Assess Putin's Legacy
Ten Russia experts, from financiers to diplomats to Khrushchev's granddaughter, assess the legacy of Vladimir Putin.
Q&A: The Roots of Serbia's Rage
The U.S. envoy to the Kosovo status talks explains the roots of Serbian rage.