It is February 2013, and the United States (U.S.) Treasury has embarked on its quarterly refunding operation.
Real estate, stocks, credit. China sure has its share of bubbles. Oddly, little attention is paid to the biggest one of all.
When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address Wednesday, he'll do it in English. But what he says would sound just fine in Japanese.
Here's hoping Google Inc. makes good on its threat to quit China. It's time someone in the U.S. stopped coddling the Chinese police state.
If 2009 was a year for massive government intervention in the private economy and a full-court press on health-care reform, 2010 will be a time for weaning the nation from life support and evaluating what worked and what didn't, and hopefully doing less of the second.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page are finally living up to their motto: "Don't Be Evil." It turns out that Google Inc.'s founders have a conscience even after helping China censor cyberspace.
If many of us could have turned around the moment we entered 2010 and made obscene gestures at 2009, we would have.
The big lesson of 2009 was that financial panic can be catastrophic for the economy if caused by a bursting housing bubble with an enormously overleveraged financial structure perched on top of it.
The evidence is building that the world economy is headed for a substantial recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
What caused the great financial crisis of 2008-2009, how are we adjusting to its aftermath and what have we learned in the process?