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Amid Booming Sales, SUVs Take Center Stage at Chicago Auto Show

Amid Booming Sales, SUVs Take Center Stage at Chicago Auto Show

A key to any successful business is to provide customers with what they want. For automakers at the 2018 Chicago...

Pay-As-You-Go Service Offers Smartphone Access to the Cash-Strapped

Pay-As-You-Go Service Offers Smartphone Access to the Cash-Strapped

Until recently, Javier, a 60-year-old line cook, couldn’t afford a smartphone. Now, thanks to a Silicon Valley company, Javier has...

Pay-As-You-Go Smartphone Gives the Poor Access to Better Technology

Pay-As-You-Go Smartphone Gives the Poor Access to Better Technology

In the U.S. and around the world, many poor people don’t have access to smartphones. But a Silicon Valley company...

Uber’s Net Loss Widens to $4.5B for Tumultuous 2017

Uber’s Net Loss Widens to $4.5B for Tumultuous 2017

Ride-hailing giant Uber’s full-year net loss widened to $4.5 billion in 2017 as the company endured a tumultuous year that...

Fries, Not Flowers: Fast-Food Chains Try to Lure Valentines

Fries, Not Flowers: Fast-Food Chains Try to Lure Valentines

Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure...

US Inflation Increases Most in a Year

US Inflation Increases Most in a Year

The U.S. on Wednesday reported its biggest increase in consumer prices in a year, pushing stocks lower in early trading....

Markets Rise Ahead of US Inflation Figures

Markets Rise Ahead of US Inflation Figures

U.S. stock markets are set to open higher Wednesday as investors prepared for the government’s latest monthly inflation report. Markets...

‘Can You Dig It?’ Africa Reality Show Draws Youth to Farming

‘Can You Dig It?’ Africa Reality Show Draws Youth to Farming

As a student, Leah Wangari imagined a glamorous life as a globe-trotting flight attendant, not toiling in dirt and manure....

US Postal Service Enters Digital, Virtual, Augmented Worlds to Attract Customers

US Postal Service Enters Digital, Virtual, Augmented Worlds to Attract Customers

Even though the U.S. Postal Service delivers about 46 percent of the world’s total mail, competition is getting tougher every...

US Social Media Firms Step Up Help on Security Efforts, Intelligence Leaders Say

US Social Media Firms Step Up Help on Security Efforts, Intelligence Leaders Say

Leaders of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies said Tuesday the U.S. private sector has been helpful in efforts...

US Postal Service Rolls Out Virtual Mail

US Postal Service Rolls Out Virtual Mail

A new service that sends virtual images of the day’s mail to inboxes, before snail mail arrives in actual mailboxes,...

NYC e-Bike Ban is Disaster for Immigrant Delivery Workers

NYC e-Bike Ban is Disaster for Immigrant Delivery Workers

Aimin Liu’s food delivery job is an exercise of muscle memory and physical endurance. He scans the Chinese kitchen’s receipts...

Thomas Cook Flies Britons to Tunisia Three Years After Beach Attack

Thomas Cook Flies Britons to Tunisia Three Years After Beach Attack

Thomas Cook flew British tourists to Tunisia on Tuesday for the first time since an Islamist militant killed 30 Britons...

Bill and Melinda Gates Talk Trump, Taxes

Bill and Melinda Gates Talk Trump, Taxes

Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re concerned about some of President Donald Trump’s policies and statements. Here are some excerpts...

A New Weapon In The Fight Against Poachers

A New Weapon In The Fight Against Poachers

In the dense tropical rainforests of the Minkebe national park in northern Gabon, conservationists are hoping a new weapon can...