While the way in which Crimea was ripped away from Ukraine was understandably traumatic, the country will be far better off without it in the long run.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Ukraine is better off without Crimea. Indeed, if Ukraine really wants to stick it to Russian President Vladimir Putin, it should hand over a few more of its southern and eastern provinces to Moscow, in addition to the backwater MOREMar 19, 2014 2:54 PM ET
Amid violent protests, product shortages, and crushing inflation, the Venezuelan government is looking to increase the supply of U.S. dollars. But the effort is unlikely to stem the tide.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- The protests in Venezuela are starting to get nasty. The death toll is now at 28 and rising as people take to the streets in opposition to the government's mishandling of the economy.
In response, the Venezuelan government MOREMar 14, 2014 1:04 PM ET
The FCC will be hard-pressed to approve any further consolidation among broadband Internet providers without a guarantee to honor net neutrality rules. Comcast has its work cut out for itself.Feb 14, 2014 3:15 PM ET
For the first time since anyone can remember, China has not sent a high level official to this Alpine gathering of the world's top leaders and business titans.
By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Whispered in the halls of the World Economic Forum's elegant Congress Center this year: Where are the Chinese? For the first time since anyone can remember, China has not sent a high level official to this Alpine MOREJan 26, 2012 1:55 PM ET
The newest addition to the Berkshire Hathaway investing team came to Warren Buffett's attention in a surprising way.
By Carol J. Loomis, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- It is surely unprecedented for a person to spend $5,252,722 to get a job, but in a funny way, that is precisely what Ted Weschler, of Charlottesville, Virginia, did. The details, in all their improbability:
Warren Buffett announced this morning that Weschler, 50, the highly successful managing MORESep 12, 2011 8:35 AM ET
Negative bets against U.S. stocks are at levels not seen since September 2007, one month before the S&P 500 peaked. Consensus bets are usually a contrarian indicator, but not necessarily this time around.
By Daryl G. Jones, Hedgeye
In financial markets, consensus is typically what astute stock market operators invest against. That is, if the crowd has a similar view of an asset or asset class, that asset or asset class will MORESep 8, 2011 10:42 AM ET
Despite what various politicians and experts say, real productivity gains and real economic growth do not come from stimulus. By Richard RumeltAug 2, 2011 11:28 AM ET
By Carol Loomis, senior editor-at-large
The Dow Jones average turns 115, and the only company there at start and finish gets mathematically measured.
FORTUNE -- This month marks the 115th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and a related milestone for General Electric. The media turning up for a DJIA celebratory lunch two days ago learned that GE (GE) is the only company present in the average at its start in 1896 MOREMay 13, 2011 1:26 PM ET
Like the soul-sucking creatures in Harry Potter, the investor has left little life in Sears. Should Gap be panicking?
By Kit R. Roane, contributor
FORTUNE -- Eddie Lampert has long been known as a value-investing wizard. So why has he sucked the life out of Sears?
Things have been so bad for so long at Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), which includes the iconic brands Sears and Kmart, that shareholders could be forgiven for doing a double-take when MOREMay 12, 2011 8:18 AM ET
Even if Americans start creating new households, there are a lot of other factors to weigh before assuming the housing market will improve. By Joshua SteinerMay 11, 2011 1:30 PM ET
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