Los Angeles Times

Don Lee

Writer

Don Lee covers the U.S. and global economy out of Washington, D.C. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 1992, he has served as the Shanghai bureau chief and in various editing and reporting roles in California. He is a native of Seoul, Korea, and graduated from the University of Chicago.

Recent Articles

  • 'Brexit' raises fears of global currency wars

    'Brexit' raises fears of global currency wars

    The quick rebound and relative calm in financial markets last week following Britain's vote to leave the European Union were welcome relief to investors. Many surmised that markets were now looking past the so-called Brexit risks; some even declared victory. Not so fast. After initially recovering...

  • Behind shrinking middle-class jobs: A surge in outsourcing

    Behind shrinking middle-class jobs: A surge in outsourcing

    For nearly 20 years Alfredo Molena made a middle-class living repairing bank ATMs in Los Angeles, despite being a high school dropout and immigrant from El Salvador. By 2000 he was earning about $45,000 a year, enough to support his wife and two children in a spacious apartment and take periodic...

  • Donald Trump vows in Rust Belt speech to punish China and end major trade deals

    Donald Trump vows in Rust Belt speech to punish China and end major trade deals

    Donald Trump, who rode a wave of anti-globalism to the top of the GOP presidential field, made a series of pledges and threats Tuesday aimed at punishing China and divorcing the U.S. from trade deals he blames for the loss of manufacturing jobs. The speech, delivered from a teleprompter at the...

  • Will 'Brexit' mark the end of the age of globalization?

    Will 'Brexit' mark the end of the age of globalization?

    Brexit updates: What’s happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 28, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace and...

  • Will the 'Brexit' mark the end of the age of globalization?

    Will the 'Brexit' mark the end of the age of globalization?

    For decades, financial and political leaders have preached the inevitability of globalization, promising nations that by sacrificing some of their sovereignty and dropping national barriers they could reap far greater rewards through economic integration and cooperation. And that turned out to...

  • Stock market plunges, but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    Stock market plunges, but 'Brexit' unlikely to spark a U.S. recession

    The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 610 points, or about 3.4%, on Friday as global stock, currency and other markets convulsed in response to Britain’s surprising vote to leave the European Union. The so-called Brexit shouldn’t lead to a recession in the U.S., experts said. Still, the turmoil...

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