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Tech’s Effects on Kids a Concern at Consumer Electronics Show

Tech’s Effects on Kids a Concern at Consumer Electronics Show

Even at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there is ambivalence about the ways technology affects children. VOA’s...

Energy Agency Sees Oil Price Decline, But Analyst Predicts a Boom

Energy Agency Sees Oil Price Decline, But Analyst Predicts a Boom

Crude oil prices reached a 30-month high this week. But the government agency that analyzes and disseminates energy information says...

Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million After Pay Gap Outcry

Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million After Pay Gap Outcry

Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million...

Protests in Tunisia Spur Government to Pledge Aid to Poor

Protests in Tunisia Spur Government to Pledge Aid to Poor

Tunisia plans to increase aid for poor families by $70.3 million, after nearly a week of protests over austerity measures,...

Report: Traffic Fatalities Hold Back Developing Economies

Report: Traffic Fatalities Hold Back Developing Economies

Deadly traffic accidents are more than just individual tragedies. They’re a drag on economic growth in developing countries, according to...

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, US Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, US Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

For Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer, it’s a slow time of year, spent indoors fixing equipment, not outdoors tending his fields,...

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, U.S. Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, U.S. Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

The United States Department of Agriculture reports record harvests of corn and soybeans in the United States in 2017, with...

New ‘Smart Home’ Tech Lets You Talk to Your Smoke Detector

New ‘Smart Home’ Tech Lets You Talk to Your Smoke Detector

Gadgets that can make homes smarter are becoming more affordable for consumers. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,...

Protests Erupt Again in Tunisia, Cradle of 2011 Arab Spring

Protests Erupt Again in Tunisia, Cradle of 2011 Arab Spring

Protesters took to the streets in towns and cities across Tunisia for a fourth day Friday, as anger grows over...

No Pedal to Metal in GM’s Planned Self-driving Cruise AV Car

No Pedal to Metal in GM’s Planned Self-driving Cruise AV Car

General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car — one without a steering wheel, brake...

Jeff Bezos Contributes $33M to ‘Dreamers’ Scholarship Program

Jeff Bezos Contributes $33M to ‘Dreamers’ Scholarship Program

Scholarship program TheDream.US said on Friday it had received a $33 million donation from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos...

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers’ Crosshairs

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers’ Crosshairs

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for...

Social Robots May Soon Become the Newest Member of the Family

Social Robots May Soon Become the Newest Member of the Family

The robot revolution has arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Among those on display are...

Transit Shutdown in Greece as Unions Strike for Right to Strike

Transit Shutdown in Greece as Unions Strike for Right to Strike

The Athens subway came to a standstill Friday as Greeks protested new reforms that parliament is set to approve Jan....

As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

China’s trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development...