China marks the 40th anniversary of its economic reforms and opening up on Dec. 18 — an occasion Beijing could use to emphasize its commitment to transform its economy, noted Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
"Stop blaming yourself and start blaming the system," says Alissa Quart.
Texas is on the front lines of the immigration border war, but Gov. Greg Abbott is focused on the state's booming economy, with records being set in job creation and new-business formation. Read more about this at cnbc.com.
"National security is broadly defined to include the economy, to include the impact on employment," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says. Read more about this at cnbc.com.
April's solid job growth and historically low 3.9 percent unemployment rate are positive signs for the economy, but sluggish wage growth raised red flags. Read more about this at cnbc.com.
Corporate spending on buying back stock is swiftly increasing, prompting a debate about whether the tax law is returning money to the overall economy or just rewarding a small segment of investors. Read more about this at cnbc.com.