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SunPower Buys US Rival SolarWorld to Head Off Trump Tariffs

SunPower Buys US Rival SolarWorld to Head Off Trump Tariffs

SunPower Corp. on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to...

US Manufacturers Seek Relief From Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

US Manufacturers Seek Relief From Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for hundreds of American companies that buy those...

Zuckerberg Under Pressure to Face EU Lawmakers Over Data Scandal

Zuckerberg Under Pressure to Face EU Lawmakers Over Data Scandal

Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came under pressure from EU lawmakers on Wednesday to come to Europe and shed...

Iran Bans Government Bodies from Using Foreign Message Apps

Iran Bans Government Bodies from Using Foreign Message Apps

Iran’s presidency has banned all government bodies from using foreign-based messaging apps to communicate with citizens, state media reported Wednesday,...

Russia Admits to Blocking Millions of IP Addresses

Russia Admits to Blocking Millions of IP Addresses

The chief of the Russian communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of unrelated IP addresses have been frozen in a...

Training Surgeons to Perform Robotic Surgery

Training Surgeons to Perform Robotic Surgery

Since 2000, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave approval to the world’s first robotic surgical system, almost 4,000...

EU Pushes to Approve Japan Trade Deal

EU Pushes to Approve Japan Trade Deal

The European Commission will put forward a proposed free-trade agreement with Japan for fast-track approval Wednesday, hoping to avoid a...

Chinese City Turns to Wind Power Lottery

Chinese City Turns to Wind Power Lottery

The city of Yanan, a major wind power base in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, has introduced a lottery system to...

Venezuela Arrests Two Chevron Executives Amid Oil Purge

Venezuela Arrests Two Chevron Executives Amid Oil Purge

Chevron said on Tuesday two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy...

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK

Cambridge Analytica’s ex-CEO, Alexander Nix, has refused to testify before the U.K. Parliament’s media committee, citing British authorities’ investigation into...

More Than 100 Parts for NASA’s Orion Capsule to Be 3-D Printed

More Than 100 Parts for NASA’s Orion Capsule to Be 3-D Printed

More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA’s deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3-D printers, using technology...

IMF: World Economy Expands Next 2 Years; Growth Fades After 2020

IMF: World Economy Expands Next 2 Years; Growth Fades After 2020

International Monetary Fund experts say the global economy will continue growing well for the next two years, but expect expansion...

Ramaphosa Team to Seek $100B Investment for South Africa

Ramaphosa Team to Seek $100B Investment for South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts on Monday to hunt the globe for...

Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag

Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag

Russia’s drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back...

US, Global Tech Firms Vow Not to Aid Governments in Cyberattacks

US, Global Tech Firms Vow Not to Aid Governments in Cyberattacks

Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any...