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Asia’s Booming Plastics Industry Prompts Ocean Pollution Fears

Asia’s Booming Plastics Industry Prompts Ocean Pollution Fears

A booming plastics and packaging industry in Asia – including China – is being driven by rising incomes and consumption,...

US Official: Russians Targeted 21 State Election Systems

US Official: Russians Targeted 21 State Election Systems

Federal officials say Russian cyber-operatives targeted voting systems in 21 U.S. states last year and had varying degrees of success...

India Robotics Industry’s Growth Spurt Puts Millions of Jobs at Risk

India Robotics Industry’s Growth Spurt Puts Millions of Jobs at Risk

A rapidly-growing robotics industry in India is helping usher in automation technology in companies. But at a time when the...

Compelling Vietnam: Foreign Investors Unfazed by Trump’s Trade Deal Rebuff

Compelling Vietnam: Foreign Investors Unfazed by Trump’s Trade Deal Rebuff

Every 45 seconds or so, a neatly wrapped VanHeusen dress shirt destined for a J.C. Penney store in the United...

New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cybercrime, Not Cookie Sales

New Girl Scout Badges Focus on Cybercrime, Not Cookie Sales

Cookie sales may take a back seat to fighting identity theft and other computer crime now that Girl Scouts as...

Threats, NATO Demands Underpin Global Arms Demand

Threats, NATO Demands Underpin Global Arms Demand

Military conflicts and growing threats around the world continue to underpin demand for weapons, but industry and government leaders from...

South Dakota Native Americans Struggle With Homelessness

South Dakota Native Americans Struggle With Homelessness

Webster Allen Two Hawk Jr. had not had a drink in six weeks – one of the conditions for getting...

Lockheed Wins US Air Force Deal for Radar Threat Simulators

Lockheed Wins US Air Force Deal for Radar Threat Simulators

Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had won a $104 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop, produce and...

India and Afghanistan Open Air Freight Corridor to Bypass Pakistan

India and Afghanistan Open Air Freight Corridor to Bypass Pakistan

Although Afghan businesses have long wanted to exploit the potential of India’s huge market, trade between the two countries has...

Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Travis Kalanick, the combative and troubled CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, resigned Tuesday under pressure from investors. The company’s board...

Red Cross App Helps Refugees in Italy Find Food Banks, Doctors, More

Red Cross App Helps Refugees in Italy Find Food Banks, Doctors, More

The Red Cross launched a smartphone app Tuesday to help refugees and migrants arriving in Italy access information and services,...

Red Cross App Helps Refugees in Italy Find Food Banks, Doctors

Red Cross App Helps Refugees in Italy Find Food Banks, Doctors

The Red Cross launched a smartphone app Tuesday to help refugees and migrants arriving in Italy access information and services,...

US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists

US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists

The United States Treasury Department announced additional sanctions Tuesday against Russia, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and individuals and companies...

Digital Economy Seen Presenting New Opportunity for US-ASEAN Engagement

Digital Economy Seen Presenting New Opportunity for US-ASEAN Engagement

Countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will be a wellspring of opportunity for the United States...

Extreme Heat Leads to Flight Cancellations

Extreme Heat Leads to Flight Cancellations

It’s so hot in the southwestern United States that flights out of Phoenix, Arizona are being cancelled because of the...