China's September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, while imports shrank 1.9 percent after picking up in August, suggesting signs of steadying in the world's second-largest economy may be short-lived.
When you buy an "American-made" car, you are probably buying a car that has an immensely complicated mix of components that were also made in Mexico and Canada. The same is true for many electronics, and advanced textiles like carpeting. The beef in your grocery store might be from a cow that was fattened and slaughtered in the United States, but that was very likely born across the border in Mexico.
Jitendra Malik, a researcher in computer vision for three decades, doesn't own a Tesla, but he has advice for people who do. "Knowing what I know about computer vision, I wouldn't take my hands off the steering wheel," he said.
For decades, many of the nation's biggest companies staked their futures far from the fraying downtowns of aging East Coast and Midwestern cities. One after another, they decamped for sprawling campuses in the suburbs and exurbs. Now, corporate America is moving in the other direction.
Following a food safety scare last year in which hundreds of people fell ill after eating Chipotle products contaminated with E. coli bacteria or noroviruses, the company - which has long advertised its fresh, high-quality ingredients - has seen its stock price fall by double digits.
Prepared foods are an increasingly important part of the grocery business, delivering fat margins at a time when sales of traditional packaged foods are lackluster. But the strategy also comes with serious risks.