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Young Syrian Refugee Invents Life-Saving Life-Jacket

Young Syrian Refugee Invents Life-Saving Life-Jacket

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Even more so, when the invention is something a loved one needs....

What Do Palm Trees and Wind Turbines Have in Common?

What Do Palm Trees and Wind Turbines Have in Common?

Increasingly popular wind turbines are getting bigger and making more power, but there is a limit to their size. At...

Some Fear Steel Tariff Could Hurt Auto Industry in the South

Some Fear Steel Tariff Could Hurt Auto Industry in the South

German business leaders are expressing concerns that President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel could affect the auto...

China Warns US It Will Defend Own Trade Interests

China Warns US It Will Defend Own Trade Interests

The United States has flouted trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China will defend its interests, Vice...

Wayne Huizenga, Who Built Fortune in Trash, Dies at 80

Wayne Huizenga, Who Built Fortune in Trash, Dies at 80

H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports...

Why is Austin an Attractive Hub for Many Tech Companies?

Why is Austin an Attractive Hub for Many Tech Companies?

Austin, Texas, is not California’s Silicon Valley technology corridor. But companies from Silicon Valley and other major U.S. hubs are...

Trade War Fears Roil Equity Markets While Yen, Bonds Gain

Trade War Fears Roil Equity Markets While Yen, Bonds Gain

The threat of a trade war sent world stock markets broadly lower in choppy trading on Friday and boosted safer assets like...

Fearing Trade War, Some US Farmers Worry About Trump Tariffs

Fearing Trade War, Some US Farmers Worry About Trump Tariffs

Randy Poskin, a soybean farmer in rural Illinois, voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. But ask him...

Black Identity, Technology Celebrated at Afrotectopia Fest

Black Identity, Technology Celebrated at Afrotectopia Fest

Being black and working in the tech industry can be an isolating experience. But at the Afrotectopia festival in New...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sets Course for Popular Social Media Site

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sets Course for Popular Social Media Site

Now that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken publicly about the firm’s data controversy, the chief question remains whether the...

Black Identity, Technology in US Celebrated at Afrotectopia Fest

Black Identity, Technology in US Celebrated at Afrotectopia Fest

Being black and working in the tech industry can be an isolating experience. New York nonprofit Ascend Leadership analyzed the...

US Core Capital Goods Orders, Shipments Jump in February

US Core Capital Goods Orders, Shipments Jump in February

New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods rebounded more than expected in February after two straight monthly declines and shipments...

Fearing Trade War, Some US Farmers Worry About Trump China Tariffs

Fearing Trade War, Some US Farmers Worry About Trump China Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a memo paving the way for major tariffs on Chinese imports. It’s part...

US Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Activated; Some Countries Exempt

US Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Activated; Some Countries Exempt

The White House announced late Thursday which countries will be temporarily exempt from the tariffs on steel and aluminum that...

Indian Airliner Makes History with Flight to Israel via Saudi Airspace

Indian Airliner Makes History with Flight to Israel via Saudi Airspace

Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration Thursday of...