Matthew Hanzel

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How to Make a Deal With North Korea

Escalating tensions have made a diplomatic solution possible. It might be the last chance we have.<p>North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal and the regime’s repeated threats to use it have created an increasingly dangerous situation in Northeast Asia. The latest provocation came on Saturday, when the …

Why Europe Is Warning of Pax Americana's End

The Munich Security Report paints a world in which the U.S. is retreating from its superpower ambitions.<p>Last year, the global security establishment was mildly worried about a growing U.S. disengagement overseas. This year, the worry has given way to a realization that the "liberal world order" -- …

FDR started the Long Peace. Under Trump, it may be coming to an end.

In his first days in office, President Trump has begun to reverse the domestic policies of the previous eight years. But with regard to the United States’ relations with the world, Trump seems far more radical. In word and deed, he appears to be walking away from the idea of America at the center …

Foreign Policy

A Dutch video spoofing Donald Trump is going viral

In the customary speech given before a crowd of disputed size, Trump kept his trademark rhetoric strong: Put "America first."<p>According to Dutch TV personality, Arjen Lubach, though, this message had a hidden meaning for the rest of the world: "I will screw you over big time."<p>Given that possibility, …

Davos offers unsettling glimpse of new world order

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Imagine a world where the relationships and roles that have defined the global order for the past three quarters of a century have been turned on their head.<p>Communist China is the world’s champion of free trade and globalization. The United States has turned its back …

Foreign Policy

How Henry Kissinger Conspired Against a Sitting President

Watch out, Donald Trump: This could happen to you, too.<p>Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who has counseled numerous American presidents and statesmen since he left government in early 1977, is back in the halls of power once again. Since the election, he’s positioned himself close to …

Cold War relic, present day threat

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road.<p>Since the early 1990s, we have offered every kind of …

The new world order, 2017

One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable to talk of the United States as …

Geopolitics

Apple Watch, New Year’s resolutions, and losing 50 pounds

Last New Year’s Day I decided to start eating healthy, exercising daily, and filling the Activity Rings on my Apple Watch as a way to get in shape. I broke my New Year’s resolution by January 4, but I started again on April 1 and ultimately lost over 50 pounds in 2016.<p>Apple Watch didn’t lose the …

What the Federal Reserve rate hike means for your credit-card debt and savings

Bad news for people with credit-card debt: It’s about to get more expensive.<p>The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it is raising its benchmark federal …

Personal Finance

Is 2016 the year when the world tumbles back into economic crisis?

Some see China’s share collapse as merely a symptom of middle-class prosperity. Others take a darker view – and if they are right, the global threat is real<p>Rarely have financial markets had a more traumatic start to the year. Shares plunged, the price of oil clattered to its lowest level in 11 …

Stock Markets

Strong jobs report is reminder economy and stock market are not the same thing

During the Great Recession, and the ensuing recovery, the stock market and the economy moved basically in the same way.<p>That made sense: Corporate …

Stock Markets

The do’s and don’ts of a market crash

It’s that time!<p>Every few quarters, we find ourselves running through the same muster drill. Something happens somewhere in the world, the markets go a little nutso, and they sell off a dozen percent or so of their value. The usual suspects panic. Eventually things stabilize. And everyone wonders …

The Case for Buying the Scariest Stocks Now

<b>By Carla Fried</b><p>Conventional wisdom and common sense would tell you to steer clear of emerging-market stocks, especially now with China in the throes …

This is The Biggest Threat To China’s Stock Market

Mark Twain is attributed with saying that history may not repeat itself, but it certainly does rhyme. What we are seeing this week in terms of the …

How different nationalities spend their money

What you spend your disposable income on depends largely on where you are from, according to a new Eurostat report.<p>For Russians, the bulk of the monthly income goes on food, alcohol and tobacco. In the United States, healthcare is the biggest expenditure. In Japan, housing costs just over a quarter …

Even the White House is worried about China's stock market crash

BEIJING — The latest trigger was currency jitters, but Thursday's plunge in Chinese stocks was just one in a series of aftershocks from last year's …

Next week looks like it could also be brutal for stocks

With prospects dimming for a strong start to earnings season, and worries about slow growth in China continuing to overhang the market, even a price-driven rally may not last beyond a day or three, say longtime market watchers.<p>"This is a tsunami of negative psychology being driven by China," said …

5 intriguing developments that will shape the direction of global financial markets

5 Things Fans Wish Went Differently for Manchester United in 2014-15

The last few weeks have been reasonably giddy for fans of Manchester United. Saturday's injury-hit 1-0 defeat to Chelsea will not dampen spirits too much, as wins against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool have left United within touching distance of Champions League qualification.<p>The …

Manchester United and Manchester City are going in opposite directions

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United's supporters have waited a long time for this. It had been two and a half years since they had last beaten …

12-inch MacBook review

MacBook

Apple launches OS X v10.10.3, new Photos app included

Along with Apple’s launch of iOS 8.3 to the masses, Cupertino also decided to give Mac users a parallel update as well. OS X version 10.10.3 was …

OS X

Fantastic news: Early reviews all say the Apple Watch’s battery life is better than expected

Ever since the Apple Watch was first unveiled this past September, one of the looming questions about the device has been how well the battery might …

Apple offers ‘For Educators’ collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources

Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books, iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content for educators and classrooms using iOS devices.<p>The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from …

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ is now available through the iBooks Store, Amazon

The unauthorized biography, “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader,” is now available for purchase. The …

How to Care for Your iPhone or iPad Battery

Apple makes a distinction between battery life and battery lifespan. There are things you can do to make sure your battery has enough juice to last throughout the day. But Apple and others also give advice on how you can avoid damaging your battery so that it has a long lifespan. Every battery will …