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Wiretap: Colorado votes for Cruz. Trump cries conspiracy.

After Colorado The Trump convention strategy has become clear in the post-Colorado-convention world: Come to Cleveland with a majority of delegates or declare that the...

Wiretap: Has China been listening to the pope?

Cap and trade Get ready for the big announcement on cap and trade. By 2017, China is ready to begin its program. Maybe the Chinese...

Littwin: Panic, politics and the global market sell-off

The Twitter panic machine and volatile Republican candidates don't necessarily fit into the do-nothing, don't-look, don't-sell historical model about how to respond to a global-market crash.

Wiretap: Global sell-off tests U.S. economy

Testing...testing... How the global sell-off is a major test of the U.S. economy's resilience. Is it strong enough to stay solid as China slips and...

Wiretap: China devalues its currency and markets go wacky

Another hit China devalues its currency again. The markets go slightly crazy. No one is exactly sure what it means, but the markets worry that...

Bachmann accuses China of theft from U.S.

On the radio program of conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Michele Bachmann rattled off a litany of complaints against China, accusing the country of blinding U.S. satellites with lasers, selling weapons to terrorist regimes and engaging in cyber attacks on both U.S. businesses and the military.

China will be world’s top economic superpower in five years, says...

China will overtake the U.S. economically in just five years, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts.

Pew report: U.S. drops to third in clean energy investment

The United States in 2010 slipped to third in the world in the amount of private capital invested in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The U.S. saw $34 billion in private equity invested in the sector last year, a 51 percent jump from 2009, but China received $54.4 billion, increasing the lead it’s held over the U.S. since 2008. Germany last year passed the U.S. with $41.2 billion invested in clean energy.

Lamborn, GOP colleagues unserious about spending, debt, competitiveness

Overall taxpayer money delivered to the Pentagon and its contractors in 2010 will add up to well more than an all-time record-breaking $1.01 trillion. As has been widely reported, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked the new fiscal-conservative Republican Congress to consider cutting the Pentagon budget by $80 billion over the next five years, meaning the Defense budget will still rise in that time but not by as much as it would have done. Republicans derided the proposal, arguing that the country was at war and that there was plenty of spending to be cut elsewhere. As the 112th conservative Congress got underway, Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn, for example, introduced two bills that would strip public broadcasting of roughly $500 million per year. Lamborn's bills won't pass. China meantime is serious about taking over the reins of the world economy. It is spending a fraction of what the U.S. spends on Defense and double what the U.S. spends on the clean energy technologies of the future-- and it is selling those technologies and its expertise in creating them to customers around the world including to the cash-strapped U.S.A.

China signals openness to binding agreement at Cancún climate talks

CANCÚN, MEXICO — There are rumblings around Cancún that China may be willing to legally commit to its domestic cuts in carbon emissions. Negotiators, ministers and world leaders are currently in the second week of talks at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16).
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