Philly Fed's Plosser stresses independence for central bank

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The presidents of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks give lots of speeches throughout a year. They are often dry and usually try to explain... Read more

Exelon joins other utilities in dropping out of U.S. Chamber

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Political commentators keep describing the climate-change legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June as stalled in the... Read more

More foreign direct investment needed to get economy moving

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Last week, the McKinsey Global Institute released statistics on the mightly blow struck by the financial crisis. The value of the world’s... Read more

G-20 now the forum for global economic cooperation

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Nuclear weapons will trump economic harmony every time. News about the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant in Iran certainly made... Read more

Limits on pay will spawn 'innovation'

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Bob Eisenbeis, the chief monetary economist for Cumberland Advisors in Vineland, N.J., definitely sees the G-20 imposing limits on bankers... Read more

Morning of anticipation at the G-20 Summit

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The difference between Thursday and Friday is one of anticipation. My walk through the downtown to reach the Mellon Arena was much like yesterday... Read more

Killing time at a Pittsburgh bus stop

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Does hosting the G-20 Summit provide enough of a sense of civic pride to overcome the sheer difficulty many Pittsburgh residents have had in... Read more

Companies, not government, should decide on compensation

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Here's how smart Pittsburgh attorney Michael Bleier is: He was in Washington Thursday, thus avoiding the security net thrown over the downtown... Read more