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A man stands in front of an electronic board displaying financial information in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong shares closed 0.72 percent higher on August 25, clawing back early losses after a slump in Chinese shares left global equity markets trembling

China's struggle for a free (stock) market

Aug 25, 2015
The government's hand is quite visible at the Shanghai exchange.
Posted In: Shanghai, stock market, China, Chinese economy

China cuts interest rates yet again

Aug 25, 2015
China's Central Bank has stepped in after another index drop.
Posted In: China, stock market, interest rates
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday.

The stock market freaks out ... but you don't have to

Aug 24, 2015
Listeners are handling the chaos a whole lot better than the media, ahem.
Posted In: stock market, China, shares
Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on Monday in Chicago, Illinois. Uncertainty among traders after big losses in the Asian markets caused a sharp drop in the S&P at the open.

Stop worrying about China

Aug 24, 2015
The U.S. is not dependent on the Chinese economy.
Posted In: China, Economy, stock markets, U.S.

Shanghai Composite posts biggest one-day drop in years

Aug 24, 2015
China 'should have been prepared for it.'
Posted In: China's Economy, stock market, Shanghai

China's "Black Monday"

Aug 24, 2015
How the global economy is reacting to China's slowdown
Posted In: China, stock market, Shanghai

Show me a hero in housing policies

Aug 21, 2015
A conversation with showrunner David Simon on housing and segregation.
A look inside the business Damoka, which is filled to the brim with Persian rugs.

Will Iran nuclear deal affect Persian businesses in L.A.?

Aug 19, 2015
Los Angeles has the largest Iranian community outside Iran. Persian businesses have had to work around the sanctions.
Posted In: Iran, nuclear power, nuclear energy, Persian community

Why wireless providers are ditching the two-year contract

Aug 18, 2015
Sprint is the latest to drop two-year contracts. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains why.
Posted In: Sprint, mobile, wireless
The Maui Gold Pineapple Company has started exporting to Japan.

High hopes and hurdles in selling to Japan

Aug 14, 2015
Unique rules impede business in agriculture, medicine, investment and services.
Posted In: TPP, Japan, exports