Currency market adjustments are a major focus of Friday's G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.
President Obama will announce Tuesday a plan to revamp the export controls on sensitive military equipment. The move could boost US trade, but it will have to be done carefully, experts say.
There's sharp debate among forecasters as they examine the durability of the economic recovery and discuss what will happen next.
Consumer spending is still low, but that's not so bad. Savings rates are inching up, and they are a key to economic stability.
The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent in June, an improvement over May's 9.7 percent. But the reason is that job seekers are giving up because the competition is so fierce for each open position.
China’s growing economic clout and its role as lender to the US means Obama has less leverage to press for changes to US-China trade.
American consumers can no longer borrow madly to buy so many goods from abroad. Shoppers in emerging nations must be the next engine of growth, some argue.
The decline in Americans' household wealth has led to uncertainty about how strong the economic recovery will be. The uncertainty is visible in the Dow's fluctuations – such as a drop of nearly 200 points Monday morning.