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US Moves to Seize DiCaprio’s Picasso, ‘Stolen’ Funds in 1MDB Case

US Moves to Seize DiCaprio’s Picasso, ‘Stolen’ Funds in 1MDB Case

U.S. authorities moved on Thursday to seize a Picasso painting given to American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio and the rights...

White House Lacks Plan to Address Debt Ceiling

White House Lacks Plan to Address Debt Ceiling

The White House lacks a unified plan to increase the government’s borrowing cap as a likely September deadline is drawing...

From Bleeps of ‘Pong’ and ‘Mario,’ Game Music Comes of Age

From Bleeps of ‘Pong’ and ‘Mario,’ Game Music Comes of Age

The electronic bleeps and squawks of “Tetris,” “Donkey Kong” and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of...

Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Terrorism

Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Terrorism

Facebook has revealed it is using artificial intelligence in its ongoing fight to prevent terrorist propaganda from being disseminated on...

US Central Bank Hikes Key Interest Rate Amid Weaker Than Expected Data

US Central Bank Hikes Key Interest Rate Amid Weaker Than Expected Data

The U.S. central bank raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday amid concerns about sluggish growth, a slowdown in consumer spending...

Kushner Company Drops Tax Break Request in New Jersey

Kushner Company Drops Tax Break Request in New Jersey

The real estate firm owned by the family of Jared Kushner has withdrawn a request for a big tax break...

Lighter Cars Can Save a Lot of Money

Lighter Cars Can Save a Lot of Money

Fierce competition among car manufacturers requires constant search for ways to cut expenses without compromising safety and other standards. One...

Vintage Typewriters Gain Fans Amid ‘Digital Burnout’

Vintage Typewriters Gain Fans Amid ‘Digital Burnout’

Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city...

Medical App Aims to Tackle Rape, Flag War Crimes in DRC

Medical App Aims to Tackle Rape, Flag War Crimes in DRC

Activists behind an app designed to assist doctors document evidence of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Facebook to Add Fundraising Option to ‘Safety Check’

Facebook to Add Fundraising Option to ‘Safety Check’

Facebook said Wednesday that it would soon allow its U.S. users to raise and donate money using its “Safety Check”...

Big Data gives China’s top 3 Internet Firms Big Leverage

Big Data gives China’s top 3 Internet Firms Big Leverage

China’s three big Internet-driven companies, Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, are set to influence a vast section of the country’s business because they control...

3D Technology Moves Into the Music World

3D Technology Moves Into the Music World

Musicians tend to talk about their instruments in terms of tone and sound as often as the brand. Electric guitarists...

Panama’s Business Chiefs Hope for Big Return From New Ties to Beijing

Panama’s Business Chiefs Hope for Big Return From New Ties to Beijing

Panama’s business community on Tuesday cheered the Central American country’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with China and ditch...

Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security, Ecologist Says

Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security, Ecologist Says

Mexico’s ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived...

World Bank Approves $500M Grant Package for Afghanistan Projects

World Bank Approves $500M Grant Package for Afghanistan Projects

The World Bank on Tuesday approved financing worth more than $500 million for Afghanistan to support a string of projects...