Readers write about how President-elect Obama can solve America's trade problems, and why President Bush will leave a positive legacy in India.
James Fallows offers insightful reporting on the rise of China.
2008 battered investor portfolios. Here's why they can expect better results in 2009.
Falling metal prices have led to job losses in mining communities across the West.
The financial crisis, war on two fronts, and, above all, the US election make 2008 historic.
Even if it adds up to $8 trillion, the final cost will be lower as US sells the assets it's now buying.