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November 6, 2017 Issue

Introduction

relates to Nations to Watch in 2018

The Year Ahead/Economics

The European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Mexico’s front-runner, López Obrador.
Women were granted the right to drive on Sept. 26.
Jim Coulter, co-CEO of private equity firm TPG Capital LP.

The Year Ahead/Technology

relates to Silicon Valley Is About to Spend a Lot of Time in Court
relates to The Next Big Cyberattack Could Turn America’s Lights Off
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relates to How Do You Sell Really Fast Wireless When It’s Really Fast Already?

The Year Ahead/Retail

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Inside a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility.
relates to An Army of Chinese Millennials Is Reshaping Global Travel
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Jay-Z performs at the V Festival in front of a Jeff Koons balloon dog sculpture in August 2017.

The Year Ahead/Energy

Installing a natural gas pipeline for Rover near Moundsville, W.Va.
A platform awaits installation offshore in Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas field.
Cheap plastic—brought to you by the fracking boom.
relates to Trump’s Coal Threat to Renewable Energy
A worker leaves Aramco’s Natural Gas Liquids plant in Saudi Arabia’s remote Empty Quarter, near the United Arab Emirates, on May 10, 2016. 
The Stena Carron drill ship located off Georgetown, Guyana.
Oil shale from Garfield County, Colo.
relates to Cheniere Energy’s CEO on the Global Gas Bonanza

The Year Ahead/Politics

Finding Fault With the Farm Bill
Trump.
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Soon to be legal for 20 percent of American adults.
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Petraeus in 2015.

Companies

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The Year Ahead/Hot Seat

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Scoreboard

relates to What We Got Right (and Wrong) in 2017