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Treasury’s Mnuchin Fails to Meet Deadline to Hand Over Trump Tax Returns

Treasury’s Mnuchin Fails to Meet Deadline to Hand Over Trump Tax Returns

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday failed to meet a final congressional deadline for turning over President Donald Trump’s...

Trump Adviser Kudlow ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Trade Deal with China

Trump Adviser Kudlow ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Trade Deal with China

A top White House economic adviser said on Tuesday the United States and China were making progress in trade negotiations...

US Charges 2 Chinese Engineers with Stealing Trade Secrets

US Charges 2 Chinese Engineers with Stealing Trade Secrets

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced indictments against two Chinese nationals accused of working together to steal trade secrets from...

Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite Among 2019 Webby Award Winners

Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite Among 2019 Webby Award Winners

Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy...

EU Wary of Fake Online Accounts as Europe Elections Approach

EU Wary of Fake Online Accounts as Europe Elections Approach

The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do...

Crisis-hit Greeks Foot Steep Bills for Health and Education

Crisis-hit Greeks Foot Steep Bills for Health and Education

Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens. Amid derelict...

Samsung Delays Launch of Folding Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung Delays Launch of Folding Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung said Monday it was delaying the launch of its folding smartphone after trouble with handsets sent to reviewers. Some...

Seeds of Discontent: Argentina’s Farmers Turn Cool on Their Man Macri

Seeds of Discontent: Argentina’s Farmers Turn Cool on Their Man Macri

Argentine President Mauricio Macri rode to power in 2015 promising to bolster the farming sector and cut back taxes that...

Sri Lanka Shuts Down Social Media After Terror Attack

Sri Lanka Shuts Down Social Media After Terror Attack

People in Sri Lanka are experiencing a second day without access to some of the most popular social media sites...

Melinda Gates Talks ‘Brash’ Microsoft Culture in New Book

Melinda Gates Talks ‘Brash’ Microsoft Culture in New Book

Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough,...

Tesla Shows Off Self-Driving Technology to Investors

Tesla Shows Off Self-Driving Technology to Investors

Tesla broadcast a web presentation on Monday to update investors about its self-driving strategy as Chief Executive Elon Musk tries...

Ford Unveils New Electric Fleet

Ford Unveils New Electric Fleet

Ford is showing off its new fleet of electric vehicles. Some of the standouts include a new hybrid plug-in and...

The Future of Farming: Robots Tend Crops and Bovines Go 5G

The Future of Farming: Robots Tend Crops and Bovines Go 5G

British agriculture is going high-tech. Farmers recently tested cutting-edge technology like robots that autonomously tend fields and wireless cattle that...

China’s Political System Helps Advance Its Artificial Intelligence

China’s Political System Helps Advance Its Artificial Intelligence

Recent technological advances demonstrated by China have started an intense debate on whether it is set to take a lead...

NASA Launches Chicago Planetarium’s Student Project into Space

NASA Launches Chicago Planetarium’s Student Project into Space

College student Fatima Guerra, 19, will be the first to admit, she’s into some really nerdy stuff. “Like, up there...