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The Financial Landscape: An Economic Spilt Personality

Is the American recovery fast or slow? Depends on who you ask. The Wall Street Journal sees corporate America merrily rolling along while Main Street suffers. The New York Times warns that Wall Street is about to feel the pinch too. But nobody is all that optimistic about Greece today.

Is this the Era of an Economically Irrelevant America?

There are people around the world rubbing their hands with glee at America's supposed collapse, pundits who say this nation is so bankrupt that it has become irrelevant. But author, venture capitalist and DailyFinance columnist Peter Cohan says don't write America's obituary just yet.

Obama to Call for Full Tax Credit for Business Purchases in 2011

President Barack Obama will call for new rules allowing business to deduct from their taxes through 2011 the full value of the purchase of equipment. The planned deductions are intended to encourage companies to invest in equipment such as computers and utility generators, stimulating the economy The New York Times reported. It would cost about $200 billion in revenue, although in the long run that cost would shrink to $30 billion.

How Can U.S. GDP Grow If Consumers Become Savers?

The consumer savings rate jumped to 6.4% in June, the highest it has been in a year. But this isn't exactly good news. Sure, it's a natural response to the crisis, but it's spending that drives GDP growth. So where will the next GDP growth surge come from? Our writer's theory: Corporate fear.