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Brands Map ‘Invisible’ Shoemakers in South India

Brands Map ‘Invisible’ Shoemakers in South India

When the 55-year-old woman stood up to speak at a meeting of shoemakers in south India earlier this month, she...

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Postal Service to Hike Prices

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Postal Service to Hike Prices

President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that the U.S. Postal Service should charge Amazon.com more money...

New Robot Teaches Autistic Adults to Navigate Office Politics

New Robot Teaches Autistic Adults to Navigate Office Politics

Autism is on the rise in many developed countries, and the reasons why are still unclear. But more autistic children...

Philippines Preps Economy for Bumper Year in 2018 

Philippines Preps Economy for Bumper Year in 2018 

Officials in the Philippines, one of Asia’s fastest growing economies, are planning a series of economic stimulus measures in 2018...

Trump Administration Rescinds Rules for Drilling on Public Land

Trump Administration Rescinds Rules for Drilling on Public Land

President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands,...

Apple Apologizes After Outcry Over Slowed iPhones

Apple Apologizes After Outcry Over Slowed iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage  after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices...

DOJ Charges 2 Romanians With Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

DOJ Charges 2 Romanians With Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

The Justice Department on Thursday unsealed details of its case against two Romanians who allegedly hacked computers tied to Washington,...

With Lineup Widening, Apple Depends Less on iPhone X

With Lineup Widening, Apple Depends Less on iPhone X

In years past, demand for Apple Inc.’s latest flagship phone was critical to the company’s results over the holiday shopping quarter. That...

China Gets Its Wine On

China Gets Its Wine On

By 2020, China could become the world’s second-largest wine consumer, behind the United States, according to a report by Vinexpo,...

US Economic Momentum Expected to Continue in 2018

US Economic Momentum Expected to Continue in 2018

Despite initial concerns about an untested new leader, the world’s largest economy will end the year on a high note....

As Online Shopping Grows, UPS Sees Record Holiday Package Returns

As Online Shopping Grows, UPS Sees Record Holiday Package Returns

United Parcel Service Inc is on track to return a record number of packages this holiday shipping season, a sign...

Lackluster Year of Space Exploration

Lackluster Year of Space Exploration

While the attention of much of the world was occupied with earthly happenings, space scientists had some notable achievements during...