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What to watch in 2018

The White House, the Shanghai skyline, Moscow's Red Square. Photos: Getty Images

As the new year begins, here are the smartest predictions of what's coming in politics, tech and business in 2018.

The big picture: In many ways 2018 will mirror 2017. The world's largest economies will continue to grow in sync, the #MeToo movement will continue to topple men who behave badly from positions of power, and the North Korean nuclear threat will keep fueling international tensions. But new trends may emerge if the Democrats take the House in the midterm elections or media companies find a solution to the "fake news" epidemic