US: Fracking’s Fractured Future

MILESTONES   By Ronald Fink   Recent write-downs of shale assets by BHP Billiton and Royal Dutch Shell have cast doubts on claims voiced in Washington, DC, that the US can attain energy independence as a result of the technological ...

US: Recovery Slow Despite GDP Revisions

MILESTONES   By Gordon Platt   Rewriting economic history going back to 1929, the Commerce department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) increased the size of the US economy by $560 billion. That is the equivalent of the output of the ...

World's Best Banks 2013: North America

By Thomas Clouse, Jonathan Gregson, Antonio Guerrero & Gordon Platt RECORD EARNINGS FOR CANADIAN BANKS Canadian banks have continued to report record earnings, despite a slowdown in the Canadian economy, surprising most analysts. Plus, they have avoided many of the ...

"Salon: Joshua Shapiro, MFR Inc "

TOUGH TIMES TO COME   By Kathryn Tully   Global Finance sat down with with Joshua Shapiro, chief US economist for consultancy MFR, to discuss the US economy, the fiscal “cliff” and structural problems still facing the country.   Global ...