At the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial celebration, President Xi Jinping called for defiance against foreign pressure.
The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how to keep cash relevant in a cashless world. It’s considering digitizing the U.S. dollar, giving people money they can access on their phone.
Recently, the U.S. inflation rate reached a 13-year high, triggering a debate about whether the country is entering an inflationary period similar to the 1970s.
In 2018, the Rio games were estimated to have a total cost of $20 billion, far beyond the Rio organizing committee’s initial estimate of $2.8 billion. -from CNBC
A new generation of investors and influencers are moving markets like never before and they don’t intend to stop anytime soon. -from Bloomberg Quicktake
FT discusses whether China will dominate global commerce or whether the world economy could split along regional lines.
More than a year into the pandemic, scientists are still debating Covid-19’s origins. WSJ breaks down key events in three locations in China.
Ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency, victim losses are skyrocketing, and hackers are shifting their targets. WSJ’s Dustin Volz explains why these attacks are on the rise.
With its brightly lit billboards, costumed characters, and Broadway theater New York's Times Square is known as the crossroads of the world. -From Cheddar
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies set out to upend the financial order and replace conventional money. Bitcoin has certainly disrupted the global financial system, but can it ever live up to the hype
Across the country, states are shelling out incentives ranging from free beer to $1 million lotteries to encourage residents to get their Covid-19 shots.
In April 2021, India began registering some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world. When that happened, the demand for life-saving oxygen soared too. -from Vox
Elon Musk’s comments on assets like bitcoin and dogecoin have helped send prices sky high and crashing down over the past year. WSJ explains Musk’s influence on cryptocurrency investors.
Influencers have infiltrated nearly every industry as social media increasingly dictates what we buy and how we buy it. This now includes really big purchases like an apartment or a house.
A global chip shortage is affecting how quickly we can drive a car off the lot or buy a new laptop. WSJ visits a fabrication plant in Singapore to see the complex process of chip making.
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