2015: A User's Guide
Helping Europe’s Young Find Work
What can be done to create more jobs?
On the Spot
Federal Reserve Chair Yellen has a big decision to make in 2015: when and how fast the Federal Open Market Committee she chairs should raise the federal funds rate, the short-term interest rate the central bank has kept near zero since December 2008. Waiting too long could inflate asset bubbles and spark inflation. Acting too soon would risk something worse: Japanese-style deflation. —Peter Coy
Will Americans Finally Get a Raise?
India vs. China
India wants to be the next manufacturing powerhouse
Still Hopeful in Africa
Despite civil wars and Ebola, the sub-Saharan region is expected to grow 5 percent next year
Mobile Goes Cheap
Left to Our Own Devices …
The PC Comeback
A Virtual Feast
Will the coming rush of VR hardware be appetizing?
The End of Intel’s Foil?
Cisco’s Cloud Connector
Graphene Gold Rush
In 2015 presidential hopefuls will court high-profile billionaires like the Koch brothers. But there’s another less well-known group of wealthy people ready to give
Stopping on the Edge of War
Iraqis and Syrians are a year away from being able to take on Islamic State
All’s Quiet on the Eastern Front—for Now
NATO responds to the Kremlin by beefing up its operations in Poland
Coal May Get More Time to Burn
Running Away From Washington
Both parties will find Obama isn’t really the problem
A Global Crisis Dashboard
On the Spot
Richards is the National Security Agency's first civil liberties and privacy officer. In 2015 she'll be scrutinized by rights advocates as she develops government safeguards to protect Americans from government spying. —Jordan Robertson
The Right Will Shape British Politics
Are the Kids All Right?
Thousands of immigrants who crossed the border alone are still waiting to hear if they’ll be allowed to stay
U.S. Natural Gas
Putting U.S. Energy to Work
Head to Head
Larry Summers and Ed Markey debate whether to lift the ban on U.S. oil exports imposed by Congress in 1975
Cleaner Oil Sands in Utah
Solar Energy for the People
Organic Food for Everyone
Wal-Mart is promising to disrupt the organic food industry by lowering prices
The ancient seed is having a moment
Hollywood is counting on event films and new technology to wow ticket buyers
On the Spot
Thompson, McDonald's chief executive officer, faces some supersize challenges. Sales at established restaurants in the U.S. fell 4.1 percent in September vs. a year earlier, their worst monthly showing in more than a decade. And McDonald's stores in China lost traffic this year following a food safety scandal at a supplier. Thompson will give U.S. managers more control over local menus—a risk for a chain known for its global consistency.
Retailers are trying to adapt to changing shopping trends
Luxury’s Next China Is Digital
Will Testosterone Sales Wane?
Airlines are packaging fees and selling them with a smile
On the Rocks
Sales of whiskey and other brown liquors will keep rising as vodka loses favor
Orange County's groundwater replenishment system