The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to impose tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, a move that will antagonize the Kremlin as well as European nations fearing economic ramifications.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to make steep cuts in climate pollution while still increasing the flow of dirty tar sands oil. It's a high-wire act that has him taking fire from both sides.
Over a third of Venezuelan voters turned out Sunday in an unofficial referendum — and nearly all voted "No" to President Nicolás Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution. Now the opposition is calling a nationwide strike.
President Barack Obama is strongly pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would create the largest free trade zone in the world. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are falling over each other to distance themselves from the agreement. American farmers don't get that.
An estimated 250 million people are employed in worker cooperatives worldwide. Argentina is one interesting case study, where a crashing economy drove workers to stage takeovers. But the conservative leader is not a fan.
The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.
Venezuela's continuing struggles with economic malaise and the low price of oil are spilling out in the open with serious consequences — babies dying, consumer product shortages and a national leader being threatened with ouster.
President-elect Donald Trump wants Mexico to pay for his border wall. One way he might do this, he says, is to stop people here from sending money back home to their families in Mexico. But that could actually backfire on him.