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A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the public is roughly evenly divided on whether America’s economic system is safer today than it was then. About half of Americans (48%) say the system is safer today than it was before the 2008 crisis, while about as many (46%) say it is no more sure. Opinions …

“One of the problems is that there are a lot of doubts about the official Chinese data,” Mr Williams said. “And when they come out with those guidelines, it just raises more questions.” Over the past year, domestic media have had to write their stories on the economy with a softer tone, said a reporter …

The planet is in trouble. Study after scientific study, we warn that we have pushed far beyond the physical limits of what our living world can handle. From increasing temperature extremes causing disastrous weather conditions – including record droughts and unprecedented fires – to oceans choked by plastic and collapsing ecosystems, it’s painfully clear that …