New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash

NY Times | Paul Mozur and Elsie Chen

China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

ABC News

"Panic buying, pure and simple" caused the shortages, Petrol chairman says.

Merkel's bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead

St. Louis Dispatch

Polls point to a very close race Sunday between Merkel’s center-right Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats.

The Week in Business: A Debt Deadline Looms

NY Times | Sarah Kessler

The Fed indicated it was planning to slow down its purchases of government bonds as soon as November. And food delivery workers in New York gained protections.

UK to offer more than 10,000 foreign workers temporary visas to tackle supply chain crisis

CNN

Up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of Christmas, the government has said in a statement.

How China Plans to Avert an Evergrande Financial Crisis

NY Times | Keith Bradsher

Control of the banking system gives Beijing the tools to stop a broader collapse, officials believe, while censorship and police powers can stifle protests.

U.S. Debt-Limit Brinksmanship Has Become a Political Game

NY Times | Jim Tankersley

Republicans and Democrats have long sparred over raising the debt ceiling. But this time, the odds are growing that the U.S. could default.