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Tech Companies Struggle With How to Curtail Offensive Speech

Tech Companies Struggle With How to Curtail Offensive Speech

Tech companies like Google’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have long been global platforms for free expression but are increasingly facing...

Economic Fears Grip Turkey

Economic Fears Grip Turkey

Turkey’s currency this month has suffered heavy falls triggered by U.S.-Turkish tensions over the ongoing detention of an American pastor....

Tesla Stock Drops; Musk Under Fire

Tesla Stock Drops; Musk Under Fire

Tesla shares dropped nearly 9 percent in value Friday, amid reports of CEO and co-founder Elon Musk meeting with the...

Stocks Jump as Hopes Rise for Progress on China Trade Talks

Stocks Jump as Hopes Rise for Progress on China Trade Talks

Stocks rose late in the day Friday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the...

Benjamin Smith New CEO of Air France-KLM; Unions Concerned

Benjamin Smith New CEO of Air France-KLM; Unions Concerned

Unions at Air France-KLM voiced concern after the company appointed Benjamin Smith as the new CEO with the support of...

Google Workers Protest China Plan Secrecy

Google Workers Protest China Plan Secrecy

Google is planning a return to China. But the project is shrouded in secrecy, and employees are demanding transparency. According...

Retailers Count on Unique Back to School Supplies to Attract Kids, Parents

Retailers Count on Unique Back to School Supplies to Attract Kids, Parents

As summer comes to a close and kids prepare to head back to school, retailers are counting on novelty items...

Can Twitter Change Its ‘Core’ and Remain Twitter?

Can Twitter Change Its ‘Core’ and Remain Twitter?

After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the “core” of the service to fight rampant abuse...

Little Leaguers Connect With Translate, Fortnite, Facebook

Little Leaguers Connect With Translate, Fortnite, Facebook

Outfielder Rolando Rodriguez from Panama heard a reporter’s question, but he doesn’t speak English. So Georgia shortstop Tai Peete helped...

Ag Minister: Ban on Glyphosate Would Be ‘Disaster’ for Brazil Agriculture

Ag Minister: Ban on Glyphosate Would Be ‘Disaster’ for Brazil Agriculture

A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be...

Finance Minister: Turkey Will Emerge Stronger from Lira Crisis Despite Row with US

Finance Minister: Turkey Will Emerge Stronger from Lira Crisis Despite Row with US

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its...

More US States Deploy Technology to Track Election Hacking Attempts

More US States Deploy Technology to Track Election Hacking Attempts

A majority of U.S. states has adopted technology that allows the federal government to see inside state computer systems managing...

Mexico Unsure If It Will Finish NAFTA Talks with US in Aug.

Mexico Unsure If It Will Finish NAFTA Talks with US in Aug.

Mexico’s economy minister on Wednesday said that Mexico and the United States may not meet an August goal to finish...

Five ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ Ways to Splash Your Cash in Singapore

Five ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ Ways to Splash Your Cash in Singapore

Singapore is the setting for new Hollywood movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – an adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores...

In Chinese Port City, Japan’s Toyota Lays Foundation to Ramp Up Sales

In Chinese Port City, Japan’s Toyota Lays Foundation to Ramp Up Sales

Toyota is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city  of Tianjin as part of...