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U.S. Federal Reserve Lowers Interest Rate Again

May 1, 2008 // Berliner Morgenpost - Germany - German

US Federal Reserve lowers interest rate again The US Federal Reserve has lowered the lending rate one-quarter of one point to 2 percent. The renewed lowering came in response to continuing turbulence in financial and real estate markets as expected. The Fed however acknowledged the action bore with it the risk of [Read more]

Attack on the Hollywood Sign

April 26, 2008 // Bild Zeitung - Germany - German

Attack on the Hollywood Sign By Alex Von Roon Hardly anything in Hollywood is sacred, but the huge white letters that spell “Hollywood” high up in the Hollywood Hills are certainly an exception. And it is precisely this shrine that’s in danger of being torn down. It’s no joke. I just confirmed it with Tom [Read more]

With Hillary, You Know What You’re Getting

April 22, 2008 // Bild Zeitung - Germany - German

With Hillary, you know what you’ve got, and what she says for the Democrats. VON HEIKO ROLOFF Last week I got an e-mail from a friend and colleague in Hamburg. “It’s time you tear Hillary up,” he wrote. Obviously, like many Germans polled, he’s an Obama fan. Here’s my answer back to him: [Read more]

True to the Flag

April 21, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

True to the Flag by Hubert Wetzel Many US television networks hired ex-military officers as experts on the Iraq war. Now it turns out the Pentagon was controlling many of them. They popped up on TV screens after September 11th 2001: the “Military Analysts.” America was at war and every TV network hired one or [Read more]

Democrats Drop in Voter Approval

April 21, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Battle for the US Presidency Democrats Drop in Voter Approval Republican John McCain is really catching up in the polls. He can benefit from the duel between Obama and Clinton. In the meantime, many Democrats are finding him to be electable. The long battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is drawing [Read more]

I Don’t Wish to be an American Duke!

April 14, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

I like the United States a lot even though I no longer like traveling there. They’re now using machines I had previously only seen in the movies, and they’ve replaced the friendly “How’re you doing” with the suspicious “What are you doing here?” When I arrived in Chicago last week, my fears were [Read more]

Barack Obama’s Ideal Running Mate

April 14, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

Whoever wants to be the U.S. president has to begin the race with the right running mate. Michael Bloomberg can talk to all the camps, plus he’s a good manager. If Barack Obama is honest about himself he will admit two things: first, that his greatest weakness is his lack of experience in economic matters, and [Read more]
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