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Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

Winemaker Vows to Rebuild After Losing Battle With Wildfire

Throughout Northern California, where wildfires have raged for almost a week, killing at least 36 people and destroying about 6,000...

Innovation an Enormous Opportunity for Women to Shine

Innovation an Enormous Opportunity for Women to Shine

In its 19th year, the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit brought together women leaders from a variety of industries to...

Are NAFTA’s Days Numbered?

Are NAFTA’s Days Numbered?

Recent comments by U.S. President Donald Trump have raised fears that NAFTA, the 2-decades-old trade pact between Canada, the U.S....

Disaster-hit Nations Must Rebuild Better or Risk Losing Insurance, Experts Say

Disaster-hit Nations Must Rebuild Better or Risk Losing Insurance, Experts Say

Disaster-prone countries that keep rebuilding homes, roads and utilities are in danger of becoming uninsurable unless their new infrastructure is...

Global Economy: Growth Gathering Momentum, but Where’s the Inflation?

Global Economy: Growth Gathering Momentum, but Where’s the Inflation?

The euro zone economy may be building up an impressive head of steam that shows no signs of cooling, but...

Drones Steal the Show at Dubai Technology Week

Drones Steal the Show at Dubai Technology Week

Bigger and more powerful flying drones are slowly entering everyday life. At this year’s international technology show in Dubai, a...

Water Gets Washed Before it Gets Anywhere Near Your Lips

Water Gets Washed Before it Gets Anywhere Near Your Lips

It covers almost three-fourths of the planet, but it’s probably not a good idea to fill your cup from a...

China’s Imports From North Korea Fall Nearly 38 Percent in September

China’s Imports From North Korea Fall Nearly 38 Percent in September

China’s imports from North Korea fell 37.9 percent in September from a year earlier, marking the seventh consecutive month of...

California Wildfires Threaten Wine Country’s Lifeblood: Tourism

California Wildfires Threaten Wine Country’s Lifeblood: Tourism

The wildfires burning through Northern California are sending visitors packing, threatening the $2 billion-plus spent annually by tourists on wine...

Peru’s Cabinet Seeks New Legislative Powers on Economy From Congress

Peru’s Cabinet Seeks New Legislative Powers on Economy From Congress

The government of Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Thursday that it will request special powers to legislate economic policies...

Richard Branson Takes Another Bet on Future with Hyperloop One

Richard Branson Takes Another Bet on Future with Hyperloop One

British billionaire Richard Branson on Thursday placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One, which is...

EU Says Little Progress Made in Brexit Talks With Britain

EU Says Little Progress Made in Brexit Talks With Britain

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said Thursday that that little progress was made with the U.K. in a fifth round...

Report: Waymo Demands at Least $1 Billion to Settle Uber Suit

Report: Waymo Demands at Least $1 Billion to Settle Uber Suit

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions...

Dutch Team Wins 7th Australian Solar-Powered Car Race

Dutch Team Wins 7th Australian Solar-Powered Car Race

A Dutch team won a solar-powered car race across Australia for a seventh time on Thursday, with a University of...

Evergrande Property Magnate Seizes Top Spot On China Rich List

Evergrande Property Magnate Seizes Top Spot On China Rich List

China has a new richest man, according to the annual Hurun rich list of the country’s top movers and shakers....