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Cubans Cheer as Internet Goes Nationwide for  Day

Cubans Cheer as Internet Goes Nationwide for Day

Cuba’s government said it provided free internet to the Communist-run island’s more than 5 million cellphone users on Tuesday, in...

Royal Bank of Scotland Pays $4.9B for Crisis-era Misconduct

Royal Bank of Scotland Pays $4.9B for Crisis-era Misconduct

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities...

Ruble Slump Hits Russians’ Wallets, Not Their Support for Putin

Ruble Slump Hits Russians’ Wallets, Not Their Support for Putin

Alexei Nikolayev, one of more than 56 million Russians who re-elected President Vladimir Putin in March, is already counting the likely...

Sprint Partners with LG to Launch 5G Smartphone in 2019

Sprint Partners with LG to Launch 5G Smartphone in 2019

Sprint said Tuesday it has partnered with phone manufacturer LG Electronics to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half...

Tesla Appoints Independent Directors to Weigh Any Deal

Tesla Appoints Independent Directors to Weigh Any Deal

Tesla’s board named a special committee of three directors on Tuesday to evaluate possibly taking the electric carmaker private, although...

Survey: Vienna Tops Melbourne as World’s Most Liveable City

Survey: Vienna Tops Melbourne as World’s Most Liveable City

Vienna has dislodged Melbourne for the first time at the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, strengthening...

Maduro: Venezuela Gasoline Prices Should Rise to International Levels

Maduro: Venezuela Gasoline Prices Should Rise to International Levels

Venezuela’s heavily subsidized domestic gasoline prices should rise to international levels to avoid billions of dollars in annual losses due...

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Pledges More Than $11B for Refineries

Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Pledges More Than $11B for Refineries

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining...

World’s First Commercial 3-D-Printed Concrete Homes Planned

World’s First Commercial 3-D-Printed Concrete Homes Planned

The world will soon have its first batch of commercially available 3-D-printed concrete homes. A consortium of the Dutch municipality...

World’s First Commercial 3D-Printed Concrete Homes Planned

World’s First Commercial 3D-Printed Concrete Homes Planned

The world will soon have its first batch of commercially available 3D-printed concrete homes. A consortium of the Dutch municipality...

Tesla’s Slow Disclosure Raises Governance, Social Media Concerns

Tesla’s Slow Disclosure Raises Governance, Social Media Concerns

Tesla’s handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a...

How to Find and Delete Where Google Knows You’ve Been

How to Find and Delete Where Google Knows You’ve Been

Even if you have “Location History” off, Google often stores your precise location. Here’s how to delete those markers and...

Khamenei: Mismanagement More Harmful Than US Sanctions

Khamenei: Mismanagement More Harmful Than US Sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday government mismanagement has hurt Iran’s economy more than U.S. sanctions. U.S. President...

Turkey Announces ‘Action Plan’ to Ease Market Concerns

Turkey Announces ‘Action Plan’ to Ease Market Concerns

Asian and European markets were rattled by the Turkish lira’s record low of 7.24 to the dollar overnight. The markets...

Washington DC Reconsiders Cashless Approach

Washington DC Reconsiders Cashless Approach

American businesses have long been preparing for a cashless economy as the use of credit and debit cards, instead of...