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Oil Spill's Ripple Effect

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is not just a problem to clean up, says CFR's Michael Levi, it has serious commercial implications for some oil firms and has dimmed the prospects of U.S. climate legislation.

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Volcanic Ash Clouds EU Economy

Iceland's volcanic disruption poses long-term problems for European airlines, says European economist Jacob Kirkegaard, and it could also depress the EU's overall GDP this quarter because of curtailed business travel.

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Newsweek: All Shook Up

Authors: Mary Hennock and Melinda Liu

As China rebuilds from the great quake, a changed country is emerging with some surprising winners and losers.

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Insurance Information Institute: Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather: An Exploration of Scientific Uncertainty and the Economics of Insurance

Authors: L. James Valverde Jr. and Marcellus W. Andrews

The U.S. insurance industry lies at the nexus of several crucial dimensions of the climate change problem. Insurance Information Institute explores the uncertain nature of anthropogenic climate change and the challenges that will face insurers.

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