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US Manufacturing Activity Hits 13-year High

US Manufacturing Activity Hits 13-year High

U.S. factory activity surged to a more than 13-year high in September amid strong gains in new orders and raw...

WWW Foundation: In Africa, Offline Gender Inequalities Being Replicated Online

WWW Foundation: In Africa, Offline Gender Inequalities Being Replicated Online

In most of the world, more men are connected to the internet than women. But in Africa, this gender gap...

US Supreme Court Rejects Samsung Appeal in Warranty Dispute

US Supreme Court Rejects Samsung Appeal in Warranty Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a bid by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. to force customers who...

Facebook to Turn Over to Congress Russia-linked Ads

Facebook to Turn Over to Congress Russia-linked Ads

Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the...

Zuckerberg Seeks Forgiveness for Division Caused by His Work

Zuckerberg Seeks Forgiveness for Division Caused by His Work

Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for ways his work was used to divide people...

Despite Typhoons, Macau Casino Revenue up 16 Percent in One Month

Despite Typhoons, Macau Casino Revenue up 16 Percent in One Month

Casinos in the world’s biggest casino hub of Macau extended a 14-month winning streak in September with revenue up 16.1...

China Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 5 Years

China Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 5 Years

An official survey released Saturday said that China’s factory activity expanded in September at the fastest pace in five years,...

Smart Windows Let Heat in During Winter, Keep It Out During Summer

Smart Windows Let Heat in During Winter, Keep It Out During Summer

Solar power is definitely the wave of the future. But in the future instead of a roof covered with solar...

Untangling US Tax System

Untangling US Tax System

Nearly all U.S. taxpayers say American tax law, which runs tens of thousands of pages, is an incredibly complicated, annoying...

Unintended Social Consequences Catching up to Facebook

Unintended Social Consequences Catching up to Facebook

Years of limited oversight and unchecked growth have turned Facebook into a force with incredible power over the lives of...

IMF Chief tells Central Bankers to not Dismiss Bitcoin

IMF Chief tells Central Bankers to not Dismiss Bitcoin

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world’s central bankers: Don’t be Luddites....

Researchers Seek Cheaper, Energy-efficient Ways of Producing Clean Water

Researchers Seek Cheaper, Energy-efficient Ways of Producing Clean Water

Having enough clean drinking water has been a challenge in many parts of the world, whether it’s a place where...