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Andrew C. Schneider
Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Euro-style Debt Disaster? Not Here
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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
U.S. Warily Watching Europe's Economic Austerity
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U.S. Warily Watching Europe's Economic Austerity

Even a weak dollar won't protect American exporters from sharing Europe's pain.
November 3, 2010
Foreign Companies Give U.S. Economy a Boost
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Foreign Companies Give U.S. Economy a Boost

Investment from overseas is climbing rapidly, but it'll be awhile before it reaches prerecession levels.
October 26, 2010
A Trade War with China?
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A Trade War with China?

Neither country wants that, but there’s no mistaking an escalation in economic tensions.
September 27, 2010
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Why Emerging Markets Must Use Caution
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Why Emerging Markets Must Use Caution

Countries with rapidly growing economies need to act soon to keep prices under control.
August 24, 2010
Seven Flaws in China's Growth Model
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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
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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
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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
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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
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McChrystal Firing Complicates War Plan
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McChrystal Firing Complicates War Plan

Obama needed to send a message and he did. Now he needs to win the war.
June 24, 2010
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Afghan Setbacks Threaten Obama Plans
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Afghan Setbacks Threaten Obama Plans

How can the administration convince Afghans the U.S. will stay while assuring Americans that a withdrawal will begin next year?
June 18, 2010
Europe's Woes Hurt U.S. Commercial Real Estate
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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
Obama's Secret Weapon on Climate Bill
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Obama's Secret Weapon on Climate Bill

The EPA is moving full steam ahead, putting real pressure on Congress.
June 7, 2010
Stronger Dollar Here to Stay
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Stronger Dollar Here to Stay

It’s the dollar by default -- a fact that will hurt the U.S. economy.
June 1, 2010
China Restricting Entry by U.S. Firms
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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
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Rising Trade Is Good News and Bad

Exports are headed up, but so are imports.
April 13, 2010
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Obama's Nuclear Arms Challenge
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Obama's Nuclear Arms Challenge

The work isn’t over with the treaty signing ceremony.
April 9, 2010
Good Year for Trade Won’t Help the Economy
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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
Afghanistan: U.S. Gains Momentum
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Afghanistan: U.S. Gains Momentum

But allied forces need to consolidate any victories in what will be a make-or-break year.
March 14, 2010
Trade Tiffs with China Heating Up
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Trade Tiffs with China Heating Up

Beijing is getting a lot more aggressive with U.S. companies.
February 18, 2010
How the U.S. Recovery Hangs on Europe's Debt Woes
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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
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EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules
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EPA Set to Issue Tough Air Pollution Rules

Power plants and factories will both face higher costs.
February 10, 2010
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China's Recovery Will Give U.S. Exports a Boost
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China's Recovery Will Give U.S. Exports a Boost

But Beijing faces big problems down the road.
January 26, 2010
Congress to Bolster Small Business
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Congress to Bolster Small Business

On tap: Increased SBA loan limits and more help with selling abroad.
January 22, 2010
Tougher 'Buy American' Rules Likely
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Tougher 'Buy American' Rules Likely

But the rules are taking a big toll on trade with Canada, and the threat of retaliation is growing.
January 20, 2010
Domestic Reserves of Natural Gas To Go Untapped?
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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
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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