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4 Expert Predictions for the Global Economy in 2015

From GDP growth in China to consumer debt in the U.S., the stories to watch next year.<p>As 2015 dawns, instability in Russia, stagnation in Europe, and uncertainty in China are being offset by a sharp drop in oil prices that the International Monetary Fund says could boost global economic growth by …

In 2015, we’ll need different words to talk about the future

We’re going to have to clean up our language when talking about the future.<p>To clarify this ambiguous statement, we’re wading into a future where we will require more precise definitions to discuss increasingly complicated, complex and more finely nuanced objects, situations and roles people have in …

Emerging Technology

2015’s Policy Battles: Obamacare, Net Neutrality, Keystone, and Surveillance Reform

The status quo has shif­ted, but has it shif­ted enough to break the grid­lock that has gripped Wash­ing­ton for the past four years?<p>Those bullish on …

How Marketing Will Change In 2015: The Creative Forecast

Top agency, digital and brand players weigh in on the year to come.<p>It’s a new year and time for prediction and anticipation. How much mobile-first, e-commerce-driving engagement will you be programmatically integrating into your 2015 360 strategy?<p>Marketing has made real, beyond-buzzword shifts over …

Creativity

Ten Global Elections to Watch in 2015

From Louisiana to Saudi Arabia, this year isn't just a lead-up to 2016.<p>Though many American political junkies will spend 2015 speculating about presidential contenders, you can get a more immediate fix by watching the following slate of important races across the globe. From high-profile …

Saudi Arabia

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2016

"And so, in 2016, conflict intensifies," Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, and Cliff Kupchan write in the firm's annual list of top risks.<p>"This all means a dramatically more fragmented world in 2016 with more intra-, inter-, and extra-state conflict than any point since World War II."<p>Still, …