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Obama shows hints of his year in global finance

Tied markets to social aid

This undated photo shows Barack Obama while a student at Columbia. This undated photo shows Barack Obama while a student at Columbia. (Obama campaign via associated press)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / August 6, 2008

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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has authored two books, heralded for their poetic reflections on the conundrums of identity and the possibilities of politics. But his first professional writing was for a weekly newsletter more concerned with how investing in gold futures in Sao Paulo and London could be used to hedge against the fluctuating value of Brazilian cruzeiros. (Full article: 1364 words)

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