There seems to be only one man in all of America who thinks the NAFTA agreement between the three North American economies is a bad deal for the United States. Which would be a very ordinary thing except that...
During the height of the Cold War, nothing was more feared than the accidental nuclear war where *someone* somewhere misinterpreted a radio call or misunderstood communications emanating from the other side. While this may seem implausible to some, miscommunication and...
In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, its illegality, and aftereffects in view of the international community and UN invalidation of U.S. policy on Jerusalem. He scrutinizes the official statement and argues against the...
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways, has said that in over a decade, the Etihad Airways contributed more than 200,000 employment opportunities to the United States job market. The Etihad Airways CEO said in a statement issued...
The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is happening in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around the...
Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly...
There’s sense of heightened anticipation that surrounds every movie buff and enthusiast, come the months of February and March. Each year, without fail, the Oscars bring in the feeling of ‘everything-is going-to-fall-into-place’ as far as adjudication of the best...
Facebook completes a Decade: From then to now...and to the future...the Facebook Journey On 3rd February, Mark Zuckerberg put up a very poignant post on his Facebook wall. The message spoke of the decade-long journey of Facebook, its evolution over...
If you intend to visit an Arab country, you will likely come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a self-serving gathering of countries or an interest group. No matter where you will be, whether...
The nomination of the new Fed Chairman has raised key questions about the effects on world markets and new policy going forward. As Larry Summers drops out of contention to become the next Federal Reserve Chairman, it seems the new...
The recent fall in prices of gold are in line with Goldman Sachs assessment of the metal and 'gold bugs' are watching to see if Goldman is proven correct once more. Recent price drops are rooted in reality, while some...
The crisis in Syria has its roots in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, but U.S. and Russian diplomats seem to be turning towards solutions once again. The world sits at the verge of its destruction. Russia and the U.S....
As centuries ago as now, we find many policymakers, politicians, and political analysts who still consider the abstract idea of double standard a shrewd political craft. They simply justify this double play as a mean to attain goals and preserve...
The analogy between any competitive sport and the cutthroat world of finance works at many different levels. They overlap when it comes to training, but it is in the real world that competition turns into a 'dog-eat-dog' proposition. This makes...
Demand and supply are the basic fundamental pillars of any economy. Having a 'good' and having people supply that 'good' allow for the smooth functioning of markets. Well informed buyers and sellers use their knowledge in order to get...
With the commodity markets experiencing a fresh bout of volatility, and the Fed unsure of what future stimulus will be offered, and the IMF downgrading global economic growth, there seems to be stagnation in the economy which is proving...
Ever since the Cold war ended, there has been a tentative and indecisive power structure reigning over the world. With the U.S. learning to walk without a substantive nation-state enemy, it was establishing itself as the new unipolar world...
U.S. authorities have revealed that two companies with major operations in India, and GCC banks, were targeted by a cell of global cyber criminals. EnStage Inc and ElectraCard Services are the two companies which were affected by the USD 45...
SolarWorld successfully sells large-scale solar projects with overall capacity of 46 megawatts SolarWorld AG has constructed and recently sold, three large-scale solar projects at locations in Germany and the United States, which together comprised a total capacity of 46...
The EPA’s newly-proposed Tier 3 rule would cut sulfur levels in American gasoline by two-thirds, and by 2018 the new standard could be fully implemented. According to the EPA, introducing and enforcing the new regulations would cost $3.4 billion between...
President Obama updates America's energy strategy. The President visited the Argonne National Laboratory today in Argonne, Illinois, to give a major speech on the future of American energy. A new, USD 2 billion dollar program called the energy security trust was announced which...
There is a sense of karma and justice in the new lawsuits being pursued by the American government against S&P. The rationale for the lawsuit is that the ratings that were given to some of the securities that led...
Fiscal cliff is a term used to refer to the economic effects that could result from tax increases, spending cuts and a corresponding reduction in the US budget deficit beginning in 2013 if existing laws are not changed by the end of...
Lockheed Martin announced it has been awarded a $26 million foreign military sales contract to modernise the Royal Jordanian Air Force’s national air command, control and communications infrastructure, by the US Air Force. "Lockheed Martin will provide the Kingdom of Jordan with an...
Last week, Ben Bernanke stepped into the halls of the Capitol. His goal was to explain to Congress how the American economy was facing difficult times and that more was required from the political body to stimulate the economy...
Obesity is reaching epidemic levels and no country seems to be immune to this disease. Though the concern for health is evident for many, the financial burden on a country's economy could be crippling. The US has just started...
An International Trade Commission (ITC) judged ruled out that Apple Inc infringed on Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc patent in making its popular iPhones, iPads and other major products. During the preliminary ruling, ITC Judge Thomas Pender said Apple infringed on...
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's. Many of those old, reliable PV solar-powered satellites are still up...
Renowned investor Warren Buffett has said he has stage 1 prostate cancer. According to media reports, his present condition "is not remotely life-threatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way." Buffett, the world's third-richest man, said he has had plenty of...
The bailout money spent by the Obama administration to prop up banks and other companies, as well struggling homeowners, devastated by the 'Great Recession' would probably generate a profit, according to the latest federal projections. Over the next 10 years,...
Only four months ago, many pundits in the US were predicting political chaos along with a dramatic drop in the polls for President Barack Obama if he refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built directly over the...
Apple’s market value surpassed $600bn for the first time positioning itself as the world’s most valuable firm. The tech giant's shares crossed the $500 threshold back in February while reaching a record high of $644 on Tuesday. Analysts said it touched new...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss American monetary policy and its sanctions against Iran among many other bilateral issues, reports coming from Washington said Thursday. Though the meeting was punctuated by...
An executive of Lockheed, one of the biggest US weapons maker, said on Wednesday he expects more sales of anti-missile interception systems in the Gulf amid a potential military confrontation between US-Israel and Iran. Lockheed sealed a $3.6 billion deal with the United...
AOL announced it would sell or licence its entire portfolio to Microsoft for $1.1bn putting the software giant in control of some of the core patents from the early days of the World Wide Web. The deal has left tech...
A US company has displayed a new prototype car at the New York International Auto show that is licensed not only to drive but also to fly. “This street legal aeroplane is the world’s first vehicle to have met both...
A leading American newspaper cited a classified US war simulation report that said an Israeli attack on Iran would spark a broader regional war involving the United States. The New York Times report said Tuesday the simulation was not considered...
The US administration has permitted British oil company, BP, to bid for new oil drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest announcement has come as a bit of a shock to the environmentalists who less than two...
Netflix has split its DVD-by-post business from its movie streaming service. While the streaming service will retain the Netflix name, the DVD-by-post service will be renamed Qwikster. This move has set another rounds of harsh complaints from the customers,...
Boeing will hand over the first 787 Dreamliner Monday to end more than three years of delays for an aircraft the company insists will become a benchmark for decades for technology and passenger amenities. All Nippon Airways Co. will take...