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Satellite Technology Helps Protect Ocean Wildlife

Satellite Technology Helps Protect Ocean Wildlife

Scientists around the world are increasingly using satellite technology to study life on earth. Small, inexpensive transponders attached to animals...

Argentina Blocks Two Activists From Entry on Eve of WTO Meeting

Argentina Blocks Two Activists From Entry on Eve of WTO Meeting

Argentina blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization’s ministerial meeting in...

Three Central Banks, Three Economic Outlooks for 2018

Three Central Banks, Three Economic Outlooks for 2018

Three central banks, meeting on both sides of the Atlantic, will highlight the diverging fortunes of the world’s biggest economies...

US Economy Adding Jobs, But Employers Say Skills Gap is Rising

US Economy Adding Jobs, But Employers Say Skills Gap is Rising

The U.S. economy posted another impressive month, adding 228,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate, now at a 17-year low,...

Wind, Fire, Ash Destroy Much of California Avocado Crop

Wind, Fire, Ash Destroy Much of California Avocado Crop

The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California’s Ventura County destroyed much of the region’s avocado crop not just...

‘Worker Bee’ Round of NAFTA Talks to Focus on Easier Chapters

‘Worker Bee’ Round of NAFTA Talks to Focus on Easier Chapters

NAFTA trade negotiators convene in Washington next week for a limited round of talks unlikely to move the needle on...

UN Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants

UN Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants

The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their...

Net Neutrality Advocates Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Advocates Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years...

Bangladesh Asks NY Fed to Help it Recover Stolen Millions

Bangladesh Asks NY Fed to Help it Recover Stolen Millions

Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file...

Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has...

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an...

Bitcoin Worth Millions Stolen Days Before US Exchange Opens

Bitcoin Worth Millions Stolen Days Before US Exchange Opens

A bitcoin mining company in Slovenia has been hacked for the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars, just...