On the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War that divided the peninsula, hackers hit systems in both North and South Korea.
With cleaner-burning natural gas cutting into the US electricity mix, American coal companies have found an eager customer in the East, fueling urbanizing economies in Asia with cheap steelmaking coal. It's why coal export terminals are emerging as a flash point in the fight against climate change.
Jobs are returning slowly — too slowly — and most of them pay less than the jobs that were lost in the economic recession, Reich argues. The US needs to implement national economic strategies to build good jobs.
North Korea's refusal to take South Korea's phone calls has dashed hopes for proposed peace talks.
Relations between the North and the South have been more strained than usual lately, but an agreement to discuss reopening a joint factory venture could shift the mood in the region.