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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the during 2018 Beijing Summit Of The Forum On China-Africa Cooperation - Joint Press Conference at the Great Hall of the People at The Great Hall Of The People on September 4, 2018 in Beijing, China.

The most important idea holding China’s economy together is being tested like never before

China's leaders have spent years convincing the world that they're ready to handle a slower growing, more volatile economy.

There’s a simple way to tell the US job market is not as strong as it appears

US wage growth remains weak given the low level of unemployment, suggesting the job market still has room for improvement.

China is once again staring down the biggest Catch-22 in its economy

China's economy has started to slow even before US tariffs have had a chance to make an impact. To mitigate that, China is turning to a reliable but dangerous source of growth: infrastructure spending.
Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures after casting his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Mexico City, Mexico.

Strained US-Mexico relations are about to get even worse — and it could destroy NAFTA for good

ANALYSIS: US-Mexico relations are at their most strained in recent memory — and Mexico's newly elected president could ratchet up the acrimony.

Trump’s economic agenda is exacerbating America’s inequality crisis

US income inequality, already at its worst levels since the 1920s, is likely to get worse because of President Donald Trump's economic policies, including a tax-cut program that was heavily tilted toward the wealthy.
Any of these could, you know, pop.

China’s economy is starting to show its true colors again

OPINION: The latest economic data out of China looks less that of an economic superpower, and more like what it truly is — a country saddled with debt and in the midst of a dangerous slowdown.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, CNBC's Becky Quick and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon think they can solve a huge American problem by treating CEOs like babies

OPINION: Buffett and Dimon think that quarterly guidance incentivize CEOs to think short term, but that's just one part of how C-suite incentives are flawed right now.
Trump with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Dennis can't be too happy about higher steel prices of trade war in general. Sorry, Dennis.

Here’s what we should have instead of a trade war

OPINION: Donald Trump has started a trade war with our closest allies over steel. He wants to start a trade war with China over technology. All of this is stupid. Instead of inviting retaliation, we should come up with a plan for the U.S.'s economic future.
President Donald Trump with (2nd L-R) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro

One side effect from Trump’s trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

President Donald Trump's abrupt, erratic approach to trade, even when he does not follow through on the harshest protectionist threats, is already damaging faith in the global trading system.
The costume Elon and Grimes designed together for the Met Ball came out quite nicely. Must have taken some time and effort.

Elon Musk doesn’t care about you

OPINION: Elon Musk's ongoing war with the media and his lack of specifics on Tesla's Q1 earnings call tell you everything you need to know about how important customers, investors, employees, and everyone else who isn't on Mars.