Andrew C. Schneider

Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Euro-style Debt Disaster? Not Here
Economic Forecasts

Euro-style Debt Disaster? Not Here

The deficit causes problems, but America won’t follow in the footsteps of Ireland and Greece.
December 3, 2010
A Trade War with China?
Economic Forecasts

A Trade War with China?

Neither country wants that, but there’s no mistaking an escalation in economic tensions.
September 27, 2010
Seven Flaws in China's Growth Model
Economic Forecasts

Seven Flaws in China's Growth Model

Short term, China will keep growing rapidly, adding to demand and boosting the global economy. Long term, the picture’s not so pretty.
August 19, 2010
Unending Drug War Slows Mexican Economy
Economic Forecasts

Unending Drug War Slows Mexican Economy

With bullets flying, U.S. firms are reluctant to establish a new presence south of the border.
August 16, 2010
Europe's Debt Still Cause for Worry
Economic Forecasts

Europe's Debt Still Cause for Worry

Stress tests on European banks were designed to calm the markets, but don’t count on it.
July 23, 2010
Russia's More-Open Economy Will Lead to WTO Membership
Economic Forecasts

Russia's More-Open Economy Will Lead to WTO Membership

Changes will provide a boost for the U.S. economy as well.
July 21, 2010
Europe's Woes Hurt U.S. Commercial Real Estate
Economic Forecasts

Europe's Woes Hurt U.S. Commercial Real Estate

On the bright side, overbuilding is low and the the Russians have cash to spend.
June 9, 2010
China Restricting Entry by U.S. Firms
Economic Forecasts

China Restricting Entry by U.S. Firms

Foreign companies are finding the atmosphere in China chilly -- and it’s only going to get worse.
May 13, 2010
Rising Trade Is Good News and Bad
Economic Forecasts

Rising Trade Is Good News and Bad

Exports are headed up, but so are imports.
April 13, 2010
Good Year for Trade Won’t Help the Economy
Economic Forecasts

Good Year for Trade Won’t Help the Economy

A big jump in exports will be offset by a spurt in imports.
March 29, 2010
How the U.S. Recovery Hangs on Europe's Debt Woes
Economic Forecasts

How the U.S. Recovery Hangs on Europe's Debt Woes

A deal to bolster Greece will help, but the world isn’t out of the woods yet.
February 15, 2010
EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules
Business Costs & Regulation

EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules

Power plants and factories will both face higher costs.
February 10, 2010
Congress to Bolster Small Business
business

Congress to Bolster Small Business

On tap: Increased SBA loan limits and more help with selling abroad.
January 22, 2010
Domestic Reserves of Natural Gas To Go Untapped?
business

Domestic Reserves of Natural Gas To Go Untapped?

Democrats are rethinking policies allowing extraction of gas locked up in rock. An ExxonMobil venture hangs in the balance.
December 27, 2009
Modest Gains Likely at Climate Change Meeting
Business Costs & Regulation

Modest Gains Likely at Climate Change Meeting

Next week’s meeting won’t be a complete bust, as some had feared, but it’s sure to disappoint environmentalists.
December 3, 2009
Can China Keep It Up?
Economic Forecasts

Can China Keep It Up?

China’s remarkable economic growth has continued, even in the face of global economic recession. But eventually, the pace will falter.
November 17, 2009
Is the Dollar Really Going Out of Style?
Economic Forecasts

Is the Dollar Really Going Out of Style?

Right now the dollar is being pummeled by traders, but its real future lies in the hands of the Federal Reserve.
November 4, 2009
Could the U.S. Win a Cold War With Iran?
Politics

Could the U.S. Win a Cold War With Iran?

The Geneva talks over Iran's nuclear program ended on what might be described as a hopeful note.
October 1, 2009
Obama's Risky Move on Missile Defense Shield
Politics

Obama's Risky Move on Missile Defense Shield

There's no reason for surprise at President Obama's decision to drop Czech and Polish sites for a missile shield aimed at containing a potential Irani…
September 17, 2009
Looser Export Controls Likely by Year’s End
Economic Forecasts

Looser Export Controls Likely by Year’s End

The days are numbered for Cold War limits on exports of dual use technology.
September 2, 2009
Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech
Politics

Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

If nothing else, President Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University demonstrated his ability to use phrases guaranteed to resonate with …
June 4, 2009
Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges
Politics

Obama's Foreign Policy Challenges

The day after Election Day, I received a message from my friend Kelvin, an Irish photographer.
November 9, 2008