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  • Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's marriage to the flamboyant and free-spending Michelle Pasquet estranged the Haitian dictator from his father's old supporters.

    Former Tunisian First Lady, Despised By Nation, Draws Imelda Marcos Comparisons

  • What cannot be denied is that Rangers have been in the spotlight, and in a way which was alien to them during the free-spending, occasionally brash years of the past decade.

    Rangers' cash mess will not make club go bust, says owner Craig Whyte

  • From the chart, it looks like the increase in US per capita spending is not a lot less than the total per capita spending of even the most free-spending European countries.

    Matthew Yglesias » Defense Spending in Europe

  • There are some reasonable arguments for some of the other criticisms (Obama IS * more* socialist than, say, some republicans would be, even if he is not * very* socialist compared to lots of other people, including the bailout-pushing and free-spending big government GW Bush; Obama IS more muslim-respectful and experienced than most other candidates (to his credit), though obviously he is not a muslim). Media Matters Patiently (Pointlessly?) Rebuts Each and Every Birther Claim

  • And Marriott's plans are a sign the recovery isn't producing any more free-spending buyers.

    Dumping Timeshares

  • These are tough times for businesses that count on free-spending consumers and the advertisers who pay to woo them.

    Ten Riskiest Retailers, Resorts And Radio Networks

  • Across the Atlantic, the Obama team—which has never met a country, bank, company or homeowner it didn't want to bail out—is pushing to refashion the ECB as a carbon copy of the free-spending Federal Reserve.

    How to Save the Euro

  • As European soccer's Financial Fair Play regulations ripple through the free-spending front offices of the Continent's clubs, Premier League teams are no longer simply able to throw money at holes in their rosters.

    Questions Over Golden Oldies

  • The dissonance seems to reflect internal struggles within Mrs. Kirchner's team on whether Argentina will moderate its free-spending and interventionist policies in the second term, or whether it will offer more of the same, even though fewer resources are available.

    Tests Mount for Argentine Economy

  • Mr. Stringer made his name at Sony by turning around the U.S. movie and music businesses, which had been reeling from huge losses under a previous generation of free-spending American executives.

    Bad Luck Swamped Successes During Stringer's Sony Tenure


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