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VOA Interview: Kara Swisher

VOA Interview: Kara Swisher

Greta Van Susteren talks to technology journalist Kara Swisher about cybersecurity and privacy. …

Report: US SEC Subpoenas Tesla Over Musk’s Tweets

Report: US SEC Subpoenas Tesla Over Musk’s Tweets

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc. regarding Chief Executive Elon Musk’s plans to take...

US Retail Sales Rise Solidly; Productivity Accelerates

US Retail Sales Rise Solidly; Productivity Accelerates

U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the...

US University Puts Electronic Assistants in All Student Housing

US University Puts Electronic Assistants in All Student Housing

One American university is putting electronic voice-controlled assistants in every student housing room on campus. Saint Louis University recently announced...

How To Tell if Art is Real or Fake? Ask Scientists at the Met

How To Tell if Art is Real or Fake? Ask Scientists at the Met

How do you know if a piece of art is real or fake? Ask a scientist. At New York’s Metropolitan...

Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud

Turkey Boosts Tariffs Amid US Feud

Turkey on Wednesday announced tariff hikes on a range of U.S. goods in the latest back-and-forth move amid a deteriorating...

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 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...