After Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the NBA has been caught between its interests in China and its American fans. The NBA’s bind illustrates the important tension modern companies face between geographic expansion and political advocacy.
S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.
Engineers in Germany worried that the row over subsidies granted to European planemaker Airbus was leading to "a table tennis match" over trans-Atlantic tariffs, and France warned of retaliation by the EU.