1. The big dipping
    How’s that buying-the-dip working out? Wall Street’s 2016 washout continued unabated, taking down Amazon, Netflix and almost everything in between.
  2. Arresting developments
    China ushered in 2016 by officially arresting six young human rights lawyers, which feels anti-climactic since it had already detained them for six months.
  3. The end of the L.A. bluff
    Now that the NFL officially has a team in L.A. again, franchises will have to find a new threat to squeeze their hometowns for more money.
  4. Hope springs in Spain
    Spain’s young people have been defined by a wrenching financial crisis. But in former boomtown Villanueva, a new political future may be taking shape.
  5. High tech at the low end
    We know it sounds strange, but Ford’s Fusion and the Mercedes E-Class have something in common: top-of-the-line technology in lower-priced cars.