News tagged with financial crisis

Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

(AP)—French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market regulation that has helped policymakers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few companies.

Oct 13, 2014
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US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts

US authorities seized the accounts of a Bitcoin digital currency exchange operator, claiming it was functioning as an "unlicensed money service business," court documents showed Friday.

May 18, 2013
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Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same ...

Aug 26, 2013
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European carmakers to get serious at Geneva show

The Geneva Motor Show has long had a reputation as one of the glitziest stops on the global auto show circuit—the place to unveil luxury models and out-of-this-world fantasy concept cars. But this year ...

Mar 03, 2013
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Pirate party makes a raid on German politics

(AP) -- Pirates are capturing Germany's political system. The party with the outlaw name started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers demanding online freedom, but its appeal as an antiestablishment ...

Apr 29, 2012
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Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

(AP) -- The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made ...

Nov 03, 2011
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