What should we expect from President Trump at the NATO Summit?

What should we expect from President Trump at the NATO Summit?

Well, the hope is that he stays on script, thanks other European countries for contributing more to NATO. The worry is that he gets mad at Emmanuel Macron, that he gets involved in U.K. politics, and it all goes off the rails. We'll wait and see.

What impact will the new Brazilian and our Argentinean steel tariffs have on the U.S. economy?

Well, not that huge an impact, but they'll certainly make steel more expensive and manufacturers won't like that. The larger question is, is Trump really trying to wind down the trade wars or is he just going to ratchet them back up? Something that certainly worries markets.

What advantage does the White House get from not taking part in impeachment hearings this week?

Well, their whole argument is that the whole thing is illegitimate from the start and that by sending anybody, they would be legitimizing these hearings. So, they're trying to rise above the fray, and they'll wait for any Senate trial to mount a defense ahead of what they expect would be an acquittal.

Eni's luminescent solar concentrators can help smart windows and next-generation buildings generate electricity. But even Eni hadn't imagined using this technology to create eyeglasses capable of charging mobile phones and headsets.

Introducing Funny Applications, Eni's video series that imagines new, unexpected uses for technology. Watch the premiere episode.

We've written recently about how the COVID-19 pandemic will hit poorer countries particularly hard. But the burden of the virus' spread also falls more heavily on working class people even in wealthy countries, particularly in Europe and the United States. This is exacerbating the divide between rich and poor that had already upended the political establishment in countries around the world even before anyone had heard of a "novel coronavirus."


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Meet Mark Wetton, a Kentucky-based businessman who owns a dust-collection factory in Wuhan. He has been there since the beginning of the outbreak, and describes the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak there, life in lockdown, and what things are like today as the city finally begins to reopen its borders and come back to life. He also shares some lessons learned that he hopes Americans will heed.

The coronavirus is likely to hit poorer countries particularly hard, but it is also laying a bigger burden on working class people even in wealthy ones. As less affluent people suffer disproportionately not only from the disease, but also from the economic costs of containing it, we can expect a worsening of income inequalities that have already upended global politics over the past few years. Here is a look at inequality in some of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 so far.

500 million: The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could plunge 500 million people into poverty, according to a new report released by Oxfam. As incomes and economies continue to contract, global poverty will increase for the first time in 30 years, the report predicts, undermining many of the gains of globalization that have pulled millions out of poverty in recent years.

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