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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics and Capitol Hill, and spent eight years on the foreign desk as senior diplomatic correspondent. He is currently the deputy editor for politics. In addition, he has reviewed books and written feature stories for the newspaper and authored The Times' weekly chess column since 1993. He is also senior writer for Washington GolfStyles, a monthly publication covering the Mid-Atlantic golf scene.

 

Articles by David R. Sands

Bush to host financial summit

President Bush on Saturday said he will host a summit of world leaders in the near future to address the global financial turmoil and discuss ways to prevent a future crisis. Published October 19, 2008

Economists prescribe deeper deficit

The financial crisis has rocked the economy's foundations, but it also has opened a window of opportunity for the next president. Published October 17, 2008

Dow gains 401 points as oil prices decline

The prospect of cheaper oil and cheaper money helped Wall Street buck the global market trend and post sharp gains Thursday, as a late rally put U.S. stock markets in the black after two days of sharp losses. Published October 17, 2008

With late rally, Wall Street bucks trend

The prospect of cheaper oil and cheaper money helped Wall Street buck the global market trend and post sharp gains Thursday, as a late rally put U.S. stock markets in the black after two days of sharp losses. Published October 16, 2008

Losses lighter as queasy traders digest more bad news

In what passes for good economic news these days, panic gave way to uncertainty as Wall Street investors tried to digest a string of new reports on the health of the U.S. and world credit markets. Published October 16, 2008

Bush: Banks boost to be 'limited, temporary'

The Bush administration's plan to spend up to $250 billion to bolster the U.S. banking industry comes with a built-in exit strategy - assuming the plan works as its designers hope. Published October 15, 2008

Treasury weighs how to cash out 'ante'

The Bush administration's plan to "invest" up to $250 billion in the U.S. banking industry comes with a built-in exit strategy — assuming the plan works as its designers hope. Published October 14, 2008

European action sparks record-setting market rally

European governments Monday helped spark a record-shattering global market rally, pledging more than $2 trillion in taxpayer money in a coordinated strike to shore up the Continent's banks as the Bush administration scrambled to rework its own $700 billion Wall Street rescue package. Published October 14, 2008

Bailout chief speaks, promises quick action

Treasury Department official Neel Kashkari told international bankers on Monday that the government has already taken steps to implement the rescue package. The stock market rebounded almost 600 points. Published October 13, 2008

Europe agrees to secure banks

Leaders of 15 European nations revealed a plan Sunday to put new money into banks while facing a global credit crunch, as policymakers nervously awaited the re-openings of battered world stock markets. Published October 13, 2008

European leaders act as markets prepare to reopen

UPDATED: Leaders of 15 European countries on Sunday announced a joint plan to put new money into their banks and guarantee their lending in the face of a global credit crunch. Published October 12, 2008

Nervous markets eye G-7's weekend work

The handiwork of the world's top finance ministers and central bankers gets its first meaningful review as stock markets around the world are poised to reopen Monday after a week of record losses and bank failures. Published October 12, 2008

Financial crisis reshapes world order

As shell-shocked central bankers and finance ministers gather in Washington to confront the world's financial meltdown this weekend, that grinding noise in the background is the sound of the global balance of power shifting. Published October 12, 2008

Financial chiefs seek global unity

They'll be in the same room, but the world's finance ministers and central bankers will be under intense pressure to show they are on the same page this weekend in Washington as the financial crisis continues to claim victims and cause havoc around the globe. Published October 10, 2008

Fed, central banks coordinate interest-rate cut

Arguing that a global crisis demands a global response, the Federal Reserve and five other central banks slashed interest rates Wednesday morning in a surprise coordinated bid to boost the international economy and reassure plunging stock and credit markets around the world. Published October 9, 2008

World's central banks coordinate rate cuts

Arguing that a global crisis demands a global response, the Federal Reserve and five other central banks slashed interest rates Wednesday morning in a surprise, coordinated bid to boost the international economy. Published October 8, 2008