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An electoral college tie brings a Romney, Biden prez and vp

I still think that in this last week of the presidential campaign one candidate will move slightly ahead — perhaps 2 or 3 points — in the aggregate polls and use that momentum for a narrow but solid win in … Read More

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The payroll tax cut needs to end

“Do you want to know what lives longer than a vampire?” … “What?” … “A one-year tax cut.” OK, I know it’s not great humor, but at least it’s wry humor. How can one not at least chuckle at the … Read More

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Boring but important: Banks need higher capital requirements

Capital requirements for investment banks, eh, have you already stopped reading. You shouldn’t. It’s the biggest financial issue on the table right now. One reason banks such as Merrill Lynch, or many dead banks, or insurer AIG, were able to┬ábadly … Read More

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