In today's global economy, financial security increasingly belongs solely to the wealthy.
A jittery market responds as White House officials struggle to explain what was agreed upon by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jingping.
The prospect of a full-blown trade war with China hammers U.S. stocks; markets in Germany, Britain, France, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea all lose ground.
"The potential for escalation is real as we have seen from the initial responses," a spokesman says of the U.S. president's threat to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
The new mark comes just five weeks after 24,000 was reached in an eight-year rally that continues to confound skeptics.
If the Arctic Ocean warms enough to release much of the methane trapped beneath the seabed, the cost could run close to the value of the global economy, experts say.
The rage of the disposed is fracturing the country, dividing it into camps that are unmoored from the political mainstream. Movements are building on the ends of the political spectrum that have lost faith in the mechanisms of democratic change. You can’t blame them. But unless we on the left move quickly, this rage will be captured by a virulent and racist right wing, one that seeks a disturbing proto-fascism. The rage of the disposed is fracturing the country, dividing it into camps that are unmoored from the political mainstream.