Rana Foroohar

Rana Foroohar is TIME's assistant managing editor in charge of economics and business.

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Why Bahrain Could Shake World Markets

The conflict in Bahrain may seem small compared to Libya – the country produces only 40,000 barrels of crude oil a day, a tiny fraction of world supply, and it economy is miniscule. But the religious nature of the unrest in the country has some potentially major implications for the world economy. “If the current Sunni regime is …

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Will the Stock Market Rally Last?

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Unemployment is still high and salaries are compressed, but one thing that’s rising like nobody’s business is stocks. The S&P 500 recently grew 100% from the level that it fell to during the low point of the financial crisis back in March 2009 – the fastest such doubling in the index’s …

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Jobless Claims Jump

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Should we worry about the numbers out today showing that jobless claims have surged to 454,000 thousand, up from 403,000 the week previously? That’s a large jump, one of the biggest in recent memory. At the same time, there’s some new data showing that orders of big new equipment and machinery are down, which …

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