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Recent articles by Geoffrey:

Le Pen Meets With Putin Amid Fears of Russian Interference in French Vote

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen met with Russian president Vladimir Putin. → Read More

Pro-Brexit Party Now Accepts U.K. Farmers Face Ruin Without No EU Deal

UKIP forced to admit farmers face ruin without EU trade, labor → Read More

Trump Campaign Chief Focus of Anti-Corruption Probe, AP Says

A new report about Paul Manafort adds to GOP headaches over Donald Trump's connections to Russia. → Read More

London Attacker Was British-Born and Known to MI5, Says Theresa May

Man who killed three people in a suspected terrorist attack was British-born and had already been investigated by authorities. → Read More

The Stock Market Has Woken up to the Trump-GOP Divide

Good morning, The stock market had its worst day since September yesterday. As is usual, global stocks are following the U.S. down this morning, and the usual safe havens—Treasury bonds, the yen, gold—are enjoying a rare moment int he sun. Should you be worried? On one level, certainly not. No market that goes up in a straight line is to be trusted, and the monthly survey of fund managers by… → Read More

This Fed Governor Just Nailed the Art of the Twitter Q&A

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, talked monetary policy, interest rates and inflation in a rare Twitter session. → Read More

CEO Pay Raises Are Back in Fashion

Twice as many companies increased their chief executive's pay as reduced it. → Read More

World CO2 Emissions Stalled Last Year — Thanks to the U.S.

Will the U.S. give up on climate change just as it's having an impact? → Read More

The Competition on Discount Flights to Europe Is Getting Hotter

New West Coast routes are being offered by British Airways' parent company. → Read More

Dutch Election 2017: What It Means For Europe

With Geert Wilders' loss, the Dutch election may be the beginning of a return to normal in Europe. → Read More

Audi Offices Raided as Pressure Mounts on CEO Stadler

German justice still isn't done with VW and its subsidiaries → Read More

Saudi Arabia Revives Price War Specter to Stop Oil Cheats

Is the oil price war back on? Or is it just a Saudi head fake? Saudi Arabia Tuesday fired a shot across the bows of those who think that last November's deal on cutting crude oil output is an invitation to them to take a 'free ride' at others' expense. According to its own data, the Desert Kingdom produced an average of 10.011 million barrels a day in February, up 263,000 barrels a day from… → Read More

Scotland Makes a Last, Desperate Bid for Self-Destruction

Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon is reconsidering Scottish independence. It's still a terrible idea. → Read More

The ECB Looks on the Bright Side, But Fears Donald Trump’s Agenda

Mario Draghi warns about commitments on trade and foreign exchange market. → Read More

These Two Tesla Vets Want to Build the Next ‘Gigafactory’ in Sweden

Europe can't depend on the U.S. and Asia for batteries → Read More

This Is Who the Stock Market Thinks Won the GM-Peugeot Deal

General Motors CEO Mary Barra took pains Monday to say that the deal by which GM exited Europe was a win-win. The stock market had other ideas. GM’s shares fell over 2% in New York Monday as analysts and investors digested the fine print of the deal. Meanwhile, shares in PSA Group, the French-based maker of Peugeot and Citroen who is buying GM’s European unit Opel, rose nearly 3%. Most analysts… → Read More

This Hedge Fund Got Way High Off Pot Stocks

Tribeca Investment Partners shot up 145% in part because of investments in marijuana. → Read More

It Had to Happen. Here Comes the Smart Condom

How did you ever get by without it? → Read More

Daimler Leads $100 Million Funding Round as ChargePoint Targets Europe

ChargePoint, the operator of the world's largest charging network for electric vehicles, is raising over $100 million to break into Europe. → Read More

This Company Is Building a Tech Campus to Dwarf Apple’s

U.K. appliance-maker Dyson is taking a leaf out of the Apple and Facebook playbook. → Read More