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<p>General Motors' decision to abandon the sale of its European business Opel should come as no surprise. It would appear that GM and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the winners in this chess game.</p>

Last Modified: 4 Nov 2009 10:01

<p>Growth at a clip of 3.5% in the U.S. economy during the three months to the end of September is a remarkable achievement. But the growth figure's been achieved with hardly a single new job being created in the private sector.</p>

Last Modified: 30 Oct 2009 06:32

<p>That is what one leading aerospace expert said to me, speaking on the launch of NASA's prototype rocket, the Ares 1-X, which is designed to replace the aging Shuttle fleet and one day to carry men back to the Moon.</p>

Last Modified: 29 Oct 2009 02:56

<p>Nasa&rsquo;s plans to send men back to the moon &ldquo;appears to be on a unsustainable trajectory&rdquo;. The cost of the Constellation programme has soared to $44bn from the original $28bn.</p>

Last Modified: 28 Oct 2009 14:49

<p>If you listen to Timothy Geithner or President Obama, &ldquo;rebalancing&rdquo; global growth is their cure for the financial and economic crisis. It is, in fact, the only proposed &ldquo;reform&rdquo; to the financial sector. But what do they mean by it?</p>

Last Modified: 25 Oct 2009 16:27

<p>One year since the financial crisis struck and the banks are making money &ndash; lots of it. But for millions of ordinary Americans this is the year of the pay cut, with reductions hitting their highest level since the Great Depression of the 1930's.</p>

Last Modified: 16 Oct 2009 20:23

<p>Of course she hasn&rsquo;t really. But in truth, I do wish 76-year-old Elinor Ostrom - a professor from Indiana University - was my granny, and not just because she&rsquo;s half a million bucks richer now.</p>

Last Modified: 14 Oct 2009 17:19

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