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Why I Don't Want an iPad for Christmas

Everyone wants an iPad this Christmas, right?

Apple's tablet computer is this year's hottest adult toy. Sales are booming. James Cordwell, an analyst at Atlantic Securities, expects the company to sell six million this quarter, half of them here in the U.S. It's driving the company toward what will probably be yet another blowout Christmas period.

24 2010 | Viewed: 819 | Analytics | Read full
From bagels to belt buckles: 2010s craziest taxes

What are the oddest, quirkiest and downright weirdest tax laws of 2010?

According to the Onesource Tax & Accounting unit of Thomson Reuters, some of the year's most unusual taxes include.

24 2010 | Viewed: 559 | Analytics | Read full
China provinces to be bigger than Russia

Shanghai and Beijing are often used as shorthand for Chinese growth. Yet as a 250-page report by HSBC Global Research argues, the country's economic miracle has not been confined to the megacities.

10 2010 | Viewed: 543 | Analytics | Read full
Fed reveals it lent billions to hedge funds during crisis

The US Federal Reserve lent billions of dollars to hedge funds as part of its emergency liquidity programme during the financial crisis, data released by the central bank show.

4 2010 | Viewed: 566 | Analytics | Read full
Chinas gold imports surge fivefold

Gold imports into China have soared this year, turning the country, already the largest bullion miner, into a major overseas buyer for the first time in recent memory.

4 2010 | Viewed: 575 | Analytics | Read full
Analysis: Rare-earth surge is wake-up call for industrials

(Reuters) - As China clamps down on its exports of rare earth, makers of batteries, wind turbines and other products are looking for ways to redesign them to use less of the increasingly costly materials.

23 2010 | Viewed: 533 | Analytics | Read full
Is there a way out of the currency war?

Competitive devaluation is no longer a possible danger - it is already here.

30 2010 | Viewed: 529 | Analytics | Read full
Russia retail: Time to invest?


Russia's biggest grocer X5 expects the market to recover next year and is mulling some big acquisitions. Will it have to do battle with America's Wal-Mart?

5 2010 | Viewed: 646 | Analytics | Read full
Currencies clash in new age of beggar-my-neighbour

"We're in the midst of an international currency war, a general weakening of currency. This threatens us because it takes away our competitiveness." This complaint by Guido Mantega, Brazil's finance minister, is entirely understandable.

5 2010 | Viewed: 581 | Analytics | Read full
Analysis: Will TARP hatred give way to revisionist history?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may have staved off a financial system meltdown, but the U.S. Treasury's $700 billion bailout program is so reviled by the public that its distaste may rub off on incumbent Democrats in November elections.

5 2010 | Viewed: 494 | Analytics | Read full
Women desert Wall Street

This is very bad indeed: women are leaving the financial-services industry even as men are joining it; and the trend is most pronounced among the youngest cohorts of the population, who will be running the industry in the future.

21 2010 | Viewed: 599 | Analytics | Read full
Three Numbers That Make Sense of a Bipolar Market

The stock and bond markets are swinging daily between optimism and despair. Given all the whipsawing, you might be tempted to write the whole thing off and stay in cash.

21 2010 | Viewed: 522 | Analytics | Read full
Lost Decade for Family Income

The downturn that some have dubbed the "Great Recession" has trimmed the typical household's income significantly, new Census data show, following years of stagnant wage growth that made the past decade the worst for American families in at least half a century.

21 2010 | Viewed: 609 | Analytics | Read full
Are women really closing the paycheck gender gap?

Are women at long last closing the pay gap with men?

21 2010 | Viewed: 554 | Analytics | Read full
World's woes may help Russia investors

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's near-pariah status among investors means its stocks sell at big discounts to other emerging nations, but markets could be missing something - the global macroeconomic picture may yet favor Moscow.

15 2010 | Viewed: 579 | Analytics | Read full
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