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BRICS Meeting Highlights Climate Change, Trade, Terrorism

BRICS Meeting Highlights Climate Change, Trade, Terrorism

Climate change, trade and terrorism were highlighted Monday at a Beijing meeting of foreign affairs officials from Brazil, Russia, India,...

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course With Wal-Mart

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course With Wal-Mart

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bought online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment — the world’s...

3D Printed Architecture Looks to the Past for Inspiration

3D Printed Architecture Looks to the Past for Inspiration

The soaring cathedrals of Europe seem to defy gravity. But 3D architects are taking a page from the ancient masters...

Tax Overhaul in Trouble as Opposition to Import Tax Grows

Tax Overhaul in Trouble as Opposition to Import Tax Grows

A key part of House Republicans’ plan to overhaul the way corporations pay taxes is on life support, leaving lawmakers...

Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade

Farmers Blast Trump’s Cuba Retreat as Bad for Trade

U.S. farm groups criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to retreat from his predecessor’s opening toward Cuba, saying it could derail...

Estonia Upstart Taxify Wants to Take on Uber

Estonia Upstart Taxify Wants to Take on Uber

The key to success for ride-hailing providers like Uber is keeping drivers happy so they run their app, ensuring that...

Apple Hires Sony TV Executives to Boost Video Content

Apple Hires Sony TV Executives to Boost Video Content

Apple has hired two longtime Sony Pictures Television executives to expand the iPhone maker’s push into original television programming, plunging...

Colombia Reaches Deal to End 37-day Teachers’ Strike

Colombia Reaches Deal to End 37-day Teachers’ Strike

Colombia on Friday reached a deal with public school teachers to end a 37-day strike that has kept millions of...

Transport Strike Brings ‘Black Friday’ to Italian Cities

Transport Strike Brings ‘Black Friday’ to Italian Cities

Nationwide strikes left commuters and tourists stranded across Italy on Friday, as transport unions called for better job conditions for...

Greece Dodges New Crisis, but Austerity Remains Part of Life

Greece Dodges New Crisis, but Austerity Remains Part of Life

Greek stocks rallied to two-year highs Friday after the government struck a deal with European creditors that means the country...

Amazon Inks Deal to Acquire Whole Foods

Amazon Inks Deal to Acquire Whole Foods

Amazon announced Friday that it will purchase Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. It is the e-commerce giant’s biggest acquisition to...

Africa’s ‘Large and Dynamic’ Economies Cannot Be Ignored

Africa’s ‘Large and Dynamic’ Economies Cannot Be Ignored

From the president of Mozambique to the US Secretary of Commerce, greater US economic engagement in Africa is the dominant...

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...