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Even in Amazon Era, Black Friday Shows Stores Are Alive

Even in Amazon Era, Black Friday Shows Stores Are Alive

Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of...

Amazon Workers in Germany, Italy Stage Black Friday Strike

Amazon Workers in Germany, Italy Stage Black Friday Strike

Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in...

Black Friday Kicks Off Holiday Shopping  Season

Black Friday Kicks Off Holiday Shopping  Season

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally has started the holiday shopping season in the United States. It refers to...

Seeing Microscopic Creatures from Space

Seeing Microscopic Creatures from Space

The oceans and lakes are full of life, and most of it is not visible to the naked eye. In...

Chinese Theme Park Seeks to Ride Boom in Demand for Virtual Entertainment

Chinese Theme Park Seeks to Ride Boom in Demand for Virtual Entertainment

Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of...

Russian Tech Firm Wins US Intel Prize

Russian Tech Firm Wins US Intel Prize

Amid concerns about Russian hacking and online influence, Russian technology firm NtechLab has won a prize awarded by the United...

Tech Firms Scrounging for Skilled Workers Training Their Own

Tech Firms Scrounging for Skilled Workers Training Their Own

Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they’re training their own.  ...

Fall of China’s Former Internet Censor Highlights Frustrations Over Controls

Fall of China’s Former Internet Censor Highlights Frustrations Over Controls

The former face of China’s “Great Firewall,” Lu Wei, has become the first “tiger” to come under the Communist Party’s...

Retailers Look to Woo Shoppers from Rivals as Amazon Grows

Retailers Look to Woo Shoppers from Rivals as Amazon Grows

Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.’s. As the holiday...

Hopes, Fears in $10 Billion Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

Hopes, Fears in $10 Billion Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

When Gonzalo Perez bought the Castlewood Restaurant last December, it was one of the few outposts among the nearby corn...

Coffee-Based Fuel to Power London Buses

Coffee-Based Fuel to Power London Buses

A startup is making fuel from waste coffee grounds to power some of London’s buses. VOA’s Steve Baragona reports. …

Facebook to Let Users See Whether They ‘Liked’ Russian Accounts

Facebook to Let Users See Whether They ‘Liked’ Russian Accounts

Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts...

Hopes, Fears in $10 Billion Deal to Bring Taiwanese Manufacturer to Wisconsin

Hopes, Fears in $10 Billion Deal to Bring Taiwanese Manufacturer to Wisconsin

The $10 billion-dollar deal to bring a Taiwanese-based electronics manufacturer to Wisconsin is raising questions from critics despite the promise...

Nigeria Oil Spills Double Risk of Infant Mortality, Research Shows

Nigeria Oil Spills Double Risk of Infant Mortality, Research Shows

Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to...

Uber Reveals Cover-up of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers

Uber Reveals Cover-up of Hack Affecting 57M Riders, Drivers

Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57...