FROM Brian Blackstone
Eurozone Recession Drags On The once-thriving Eurozone is sinking fast, with the economy contracting for the sixth straight quarter. Germany's slight recovery has failed to offset recessions in France and Italy. Brian Blackstone reports from Frankfurt for the Wall Street Journal.
July Jobs Report May Signal a New Direction Some 247,000 Americans lost their jobs last month, but that's better than had been expected, and the unemployment rate actually declined by one tenth of a point, down to 9.4 percent. President Obama says, " The worst is behind us ." Brian Blackstone is economics correspondent for Dow Jones .
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.