Today’s Financial Commentary: The “Poor” Rich People

Job Loss Report

Fed Officials Revive Discussion of Explicit Inflation Target

Gazprom Halts Gas Supply to Europe Via Ukraine Pipes

U.S. Stock Repurchases Plunge More Than Prices: Chart of Day

Billionaire Merckle Died

Paris Hiltons film flop and other juicy financial scandals

The Economist cover is from July 26th, 2008 weekly printed issue.