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Lebanon Prepares for Syria’s Post-war Construction Windfall

Lebanon Prepares for Syria’s Post-war Construction Windfall

The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it’s ready for business.   British safety managers...

Initial NAFTA Talks Conclude Amid Signs Schedule Could Slip

Initial NAFTA Talks Conclude Amid Signs Schedule Could Slip

The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the NAFTA trade...

Solar Eclipse Coming with Nearly $700M Tab for US Employers

Solar Eclipse Coming with Nearly $700M Tab for US Employers

Add next week’s total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of...

Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Genital Cutting

Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Genital Cutting

“It’s still fresh in my mind, the scene of female genital mutilation,” said Purity Achieng, a 17-year-old from Kenya.   ...

Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Female Genital Mutilation

At least 200 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries. And according to UNICEF, 44...

Women Leaders Wangle Water Taps, Security in India’s Slums

Women Leaders Wangle Water Taps, Security in India’s Slums

Hansaben Rasid knows what it is like to live without a water tap or a toilet of her own, constantly...

For Moms Heading Back to Work, ‘Returnships’ Offer a Path Forward

For Moms Heading Back to Work, ‘Returnships’ Offer a Path Forward

How does a former stay-at-home mom become an employee of a tech company that could be worth more than $1...

For Moms Heading Back to Work, ‘Returnships’ Offer a Path Forward

For Moms Heading Back to Work, ‘Returnships’ Offer a Path Forward

The lack of women and diversity in the tech industry remains a headline issue, but so-called “returnship” programs are giving...

Researchers Attempt to Develop Smarter Prosthetic Hand

Researchers Attempt to Develop Smarter Prosthetic Hand

An estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S do not have a limb, according to Rice University in Houston. While...

At Global Competition, Girls Push Frontiers of Technology

At Global Competition, Girls Push Frontiers of Technology

A group of Cambodian girls who recently traveled to California to compete in a mobile app competition offered inspiration for...

Cambodian Girl Coders Push Frontiers for Women in Tech

Cambodian Girl Coders Push Frontiers for Women in Tech

A group of young Cambodian girls recently took part in a mobile app competition for girl coders in California. Traveling...

In North Korea, Rise of Consumer Culture is the Real Revolution

In North Korea, Rise of Consumer Culture is the Real Revolution

Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather pinned...

At NAFTA Talks, Businesses Eager to Say: Do No Harm

At NAFTA Talks, Businesses Eager to Say: Do No Harm

Steps away from this week’s NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm....

Online Companies Bar Far-right Groups

Online Companies Bar Far-right Groups

They are being booted off or locked out of their websites. Some can no longer blog. Their electronic payment systems...

Auto Groups Side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA Origin Rules

Auto Groups Side with Canada, Mexico on NAFTA Origin Rules

Auto industry groups from Canada, Mexico and the United States are pushing back against the Trump administration’s demand for higher...