Ukraine still has options to fight rebellion — all bad

| Nov 4, 2014

Ukraine still has options to fight rebellion — all bad

Ukraine’s government still has options after separatist elections showed its helplessness against a Russian-backed rebellion. The problem: they’re all bad. Analysts and officials paint a grim scenario facing Ukraine’s pro-Western government as it ponders how to respond to the separatists’ tightening grip on the ...

Syria truncated, battered — but remains defiant

| Nov 4, 2014

Syria truncated, battered — but remains defiant

Syrian businessmen start from scratch after their shops and factories were destroyed. Families who lost their homes struggle to rent new dwellings and make ends meet. Along highways stretching through government-controlled areas are the bombed ruins of once-rebellious towns, now dotted with checkpoints. Government-controlled ...

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

| Oct 30, 2014

How well did the Fed's stimulus work?

by Matthew Craft

Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Over the past five years, as the Fed has pumped ever-more money into the financial system, ...