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The Year of the Ox begins on a downer

Number Crunch icon next to the text “61%: Projected decrease in Chinese Lunar New Year travel compared to 2019. Source: CNN” and an illustration of an ox.
Number Crunch icon next to the text “61%: Projected decrease in Chinese Lunar New Year travel compared to 2019. Source: CNN” and an illustration of an ox.


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Cannabis will soon be legal in some form in 36 U.S. states but remains illegal at the federal level

Photo illustration; source: Luke Dray/Stringer/Getty Images


The furniture giant is betting not only on customers returning to physical stores, but to cities, as well

IKEA’s Jingan City store in Shanghai, China on July 23, 2020. Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images


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Good news, future Nobel laureates, you’re getting a pay bump!

Photo illustration, source: Berit Roald/Getty Images


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The pandemic has made trade barriers go up even faster

12.5% — How much cross-border trader declined between Q1 and Q2 of 2020, the largest drop since records began in 2020.
12.5% — How much cross-border trader declined between Q1 and Q2 of 2020, the largest drop since records began in 2020.
Photo illustration, source: John Lund/Stone/Getty Images


After going from relentless competitor to sweater-wearing do-gooder, he’s becoming the merciless samaritan we need

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images


Morgan Stanley’s chief global strategist explains why the pandemic won’t dent America’s global dominance

A city made of money
A city made of money
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From battles with China to an ugly U.S. election, another year of Trump mayhem shapes Marker’s 2020 geopolitical forecast

Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

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