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Bin Laden and Inefficient Markets

Someone else could have made a killing yesterday. Here’s a look at the odds on Intrade, the prediction markets site, on whether Osama bin Laden would be “captured/neutralised before midnight ET on …


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ECB Official: Extension of Greek debt maturities possible

European Central Bank policymaker Nout Wellink said on Monday that he was open to the idea of extending maturities on Greek debt.


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Bin Laden Dead – War Was Not the Answer

A lot of people will make the point today that we should leave Afghanistan as soon as possible now that our top goal of going over there has been accomplished. This comes, ironically, eight years t…


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Economic Consequences of Bin Laden’s Death

The death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden has provided interesting and baffling economic gains. “This seems like a gut reaction to what the West views as a happy event. A lot of times we see ma…


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