Global markets again find themselves in the uncomfortable back seat of a car driven erratically by policymakers. The hope is that policy responses in both America and Europe will enable them to build on last week's solid gains. But certain things need to happen first.
In an inspiring defiance of defeat, young Greeks are taking their economy into their own hands and rebuilding its backbone in record numbers. During the first half of this year, 28,603 new businesses opened in Greece.
Finland has a history of exposing traffickers, but only recently has the world woken up to focus on the canker of sex slavery. An art installation in Helsinki points out the reality of prostitution for export by China.
Mirroring issues in the EU, a problem of debt cannot be solved by yet more debt. With the threat of a downgrade looming, any rise in interest rates could make the situation worse, hitting the tax payer and U.S. exporters.