Capital Commerce


July 2007


The World at $100 a Barrel

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Oil prices have surged again, and investment bank Goldman Sachs thinks they have the potential to spike to near $100 a barrel by the end of summer unless Middle East production increases. How would a rise to, say, $95 a barrel affect the global economy? Some key take-aways from a new analysis by ...

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oil

Will Bush Agree to New Investment Taxes?

As I wrote in my blog yesterday, I think that efforts in Congress to raise the tax rates on private-equity firms that have gone public and on hedge fund managers presage a bolder assault on the current capital-gains-tax rate.

Look for proponents of a higher cap-gain-tax rate to argue that having a ...

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taxes

Clinton, Buffett, and Taxes

"Business Loves Hillary!" was the gushing declarative that appeared on a recent cover of Fortune. The magazine's political conclusion seemed validated by a June 26 Manhattan fundraiser for Senator Clinton hosted by multibillionaire business legend Warren Buffett. Clinton praised Buffett as ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Buffett, Warren
taxes

Time for Another New Deal

Is America ready for a "new" New Deal? When you put together all the various strands coming out of Democratic politics and liberal think tanks these days, it's pretty clear that plenty of people on the left-of-center side of things sure think so. Consider this new effort from the New America ...

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New Deal

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