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Timothy Geithner, Career Finance Official, is Obama's Nominee for Treasury Secretary

By William Patalon IIIExecutive EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report Timothy F. Geithner, the New York Federal Reserve Bank president who rose to prominence earlier this year as a key official in the government's financial rescue measures – is to be secretary of the Treasury, designated White House senior advisor David Axelrod told Fox News yesterday […]

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GM, Ford, and Chrysler Chiefs Push for Action in Washington as Congress Debates Another Bailout

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor Money Morning Executives from Detroit’s “Big Three” auto companies – General Motors Corp. (GM), Ford Motor Co. (F), and Chrysler LLC – yesterday (Tuesday) joined Congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill to make the case for an industry-wide bailout that could spare their troubled companies from totally collapsing. Detroit’s bigwigs have […]

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New Look General Electric Aims to Double its China Business by the Decade's End

By William Patalon IIIExecutive EditorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report General Electric Co. (GE) expects its business in China to double to $10 billion a year by 2010, as the U.S. industrial giant aims to overcome a sputtering U.S. economy by ramping up its emerging-markets focus.  "We've seen great growth in China," GE Chief Executive Officer […]

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Colombia: Latin America's Hidden Gem for Investors

By Martin HutchinsonContributing Editor I have to admit it: When it comes to investing in such emerging markets as Latin America, I’m generally a cynic. It’s partly because of my experiences as a young banker there in 1979-82. But I’m just as troubled by the mad optimism that goes around Wall Street every time some […]

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Special Energy Indicator Points Toward Higher Gas Prices – and a Potential 467% Profit Play

By Keith Fitz-GeraldInvestment DirectorMoney Morning/The Money Map Report Here at Money Morning over the past six months, we've talked a great deal about oil and gasoline prices. We've offered our predictions about how high those prices were going, and have detailed a number of investment opportunities – chosen as much for their margins of safety […]

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Be Bold, Buy Gold

By Peter D. SchiffGuest Columnist As the price of gold has taken some lumps since it crashed back down through the psychologically significant $1,000-per-ounce mark back in March, those on Wall Street who had consistently underplayed its potential on its way up are now assuring its continued retreat. According to these gold market spectators, prices […]

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Popular Stock Indicator Tells Investors to Hit the BRICs

By Jennifer Yousfi Managing Editor Global investors seeking undervalued markets might want to look at Russia, China, India, Malaysia, South Korea or Brazil. And if they want to avoid overvalued markets, they'd be best to eschew Italy, the United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, or Germany. What's tipping us off? The so-called Price/Earnings-to- Growth ratio, better […]

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Even Groucho Marx Would be Happy With Indonesia’s Profit Opportunities

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor At times, you can tell a country by the company it keeps. Indonesia just announced it plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the infamous cartel that tries to push our oil prices through the roof. That decision may not seem very significant, but consider it […]

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Is Brazil "Investment Grade" for Investor's Money, Too?

By Martin HutchinsonContributing Editor Brazil is a lot like a person who gets a new job, pays off some of his debts, and has his credit score upgraded. In pretty short order, all the charge-card companies boost his credit limits, cut the interest rates he's paying on his outstanding balances, offer him new credit lines […]

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