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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...

Algorithms Could Tie Trafficking Ads to Their Buyers

Algorithms Could Tie Trafficking Ads to Their Buyers

A U.S. researcher says she has developed automated ways to identify links between online sex trafficking ads and the digital...

US VP Pence: US Wants Increased Trade with Latin America

US VP Pence: US Wants Increased Trade with Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that Washington wants more trade and investment with Latin America, pushing back...

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

At CareerLink, the state job agency in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, custodial worker and former welder Glenn Hendrickson was looking to change...

Investors Exhibit ‘More Signs of Fatigue Than Euphoria’

Investors Exhibit ‘More Signs of Fatigue Than Euphoria’

Here’s how much hope and expectation has been built into the stock market: Big companies are healthy and making fatter...