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Rana Foroohar

Assistant Managing Editor at Time Magazine

Rana Foroohar is the Assistant Managing Editor in charge of Economics and Business for Time magazine.  She's also Time's economic columnist. Previously, Foroohar was an economics editor and foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine.  She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, and is a frequent commentator on business for CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC. Foroohar is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Rana Foroohar appears in the following:

Forget Owning, It's a Renter's Market

Friday, June 26, 2015

The homeownership rate is at its lowest level since the 1990s. And as more people rent, Wall Street is getting interested. 

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Business and the Notorious RBG: Friends or Foes?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the other justices will soon decide the fate of Obamacare and state bans again same-sex marriage. And businesses are actively watching.

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Grandpa's Favorite Stat Needs an Update

Friday, May 29, 2015

As Wall Street and Washington anxiously await the latest GDP numbers, the reality about economic figures begs further exploration.

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How One Man Can Crash the Stock Market

Friday, May 08, 2015

It's been five years since the "flash crash" when the Dow Jones dropped more than 1,000 points. And regulators are still figuring out why.

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Rubio And Clinton Start Out On The Same Economic Note

Friday, April 17, 2015

The two newest presidential candidates kicked off their campaigns with a strangely similar message this week: let's fight for the working class.

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The Strong Dollar Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Friday, April 10, 2015

The current euro-to-dollar exchange rate is great for shopping sprees abroad, but at home, a valuable U.S. dollar might be bad for business.

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Winter Break for Bankers and Billionaires

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meeting in the small Swiss mountain town of Davos-Klosters, heavy hitters from the worlds of business, politics, and philanthropy are debating where the global economy is headed.

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What's in Store for Business in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

The U.S. economic recovery was a global bright spot last year, as Europe, China and the oil states all experienced setbacks and slowdowns. So what stories will shape 2015?

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Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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With Republicans in Control, What's Next for the Economy?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican wins this week might lead to more cooperation on key economic issues. 

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Wall Street Worries About the Economy, Oil And Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fear fuels the sharp twists in the markets as investors worry about a global slowdown, falling oil prices and Ebola.

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What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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Lehman Brothers Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt

Friday, October 03, 2014

Six years after filing for bankruptcy and igniting the financial crisis, new reporting suggests the government could have bailed out the bank and saved it. 

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Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 

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How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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Expensive Prescriptions and Argentina's Default

Friday, August 01, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are now developing drugs for so-called orphan diseases, which affect only a small sliver of the population. It sounds great, but there’s a potential problem: The cost. Plus, what Argentina's default means for the global economy.

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