FROM John Authers
Panic in Chinese Stock Market Cause Global Jitters For the sixth day in a row, China's tumbling stock market is sending jitters around the world. Markets in Europe and the United States took another dive today, and billionaire investor George Soros is warning of more trouble to come. John Authers is US senior investments commentator for the Financial Times .
Labor Report Suggests Smaller-than-Expected Job Losses The Labor Department's latest report on employment is not due until Friday, but stocks rose today on news that the job decline during April was not as bad as expected. John Authers is Investment Editor at the Financial Times , where he writes the "Short View" column.
The Global Consequences of America's Financial Crisis The Wall Street rescue failed in the House. Now the Senate will take up a similar bill tonight, with support from John McCain , Barack Obama and Joe Biden . Some advocates are saying the pros and cons of specific provisions are not what matters. The real issue is restoration of confidence in the financial system. Meantime, banks are in trouble in Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands—Ireland and Iceland, and leaders are saying the US has a special responsibility to act and act now. Would foreign banks get part of the bailout money? What about countries which buy American debt, including Russia and China? Is America's financial leadership what's really at stake?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.