Economy

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  Is ‘capitalism’ a dirty word?

Members of the Texas education board debate the merits of “capitalism” versus “free-enterprise system.”

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Ratings downgrade

Proposed regulatory reform legislation could mean big problems for ratings agencies.

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Detroit’s second act

Can an innovative tech development jump-start Detroit’s economy?

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  Google and the ups and downs of world domination

The free market at work or a monopoly in the making? Google’s legal chief spoke with Alison Stewart about ubiquity, innovation and the elusive Google phone.

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What’s behind Greece’s debt crisis?

Amid violent protests and concerns for the eurozone, Alison Stewart spoke with the Financial Times’ Paul Murphy for some perspective.

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Five ways of looking at the euro

Predictions and proposals abound as the Greek debt crisis continues to rattle global markets. Here’s what some top economists have to say.

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  Jobless, but not alone

The creator of a popular Web forum for the unemployed talks about how heralding the recession’s end is premature.

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U.S. housing may be heading for a double dip

Despite some recent good news, house prices may be headed down again. Two closely watched market measures help explain why.

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The blogger-business gender gap

Women are social media leaders. But what about behind the scenes?

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The grapes of wrath: Climate change and the wine industry

At a time when climate change is already making it harder for people in Bangladesh to find enough drinking water, it seems callous to fret about what might happen to premium wines. But there is much more to the question of wine and climate change than the character of pinot noir.

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It’s a pod pod world

Cheaper capsules for Nespresso coffee machines are giving Nestlé a run for its money.

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Why do we need to know about the British elections?

Bank bailouts. Deficit spending. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The issues that have come to define the American political landscape in recent months are now playing out across the Atlantic, as voters in the U.K. prepare to choose their next government.