Rick Newman

December 2011


The 3 Financial Shocks of 2012

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There's a case to be made for optimism in 2012. Many bad economic problems are behind us, with the housing bust in its latter stages and consumers working their way out from under a mound of excessive debt. Most big companies are in good shape, and many Americans have learned smarter, more ...

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Congress
Iran
Europe
economy

Who Will Prosper in 2012

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Nobody's predicting boils or locusts, but there certainly are a lot of things that could go wrong in 2012.

The most prominent worry is a financial meltdown in Europe that's dramatically worse than the 2008 Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, which could trigger the second global recession in five years.

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TAGS:
employment
economy

Who Will Struggle in 2012

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There's a small chance of a happy economic surprise in 2012. Leaders in Europe might finally find a way to reinforce the euro zone stitching that has been unraveling for the last three years. In Washington, Republicans and Democrats might go see Hugo together and become inspired to help their ...

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