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US Legislators Seek Answers on Boeing 737 Max Defect 

US Legislators Seek Answers on Boeing 737 Max Defect 

Two key U.S. legislators want answers from Boeing and federal regulators about why the company waited more than a year...

Trade War Clouds Outlook as Finance Chiefs Meet in Japan

Trade War Clouds Outlook as Finance Chiefs Meet in Japan

Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try to make headway on long-standing issues such...

Putin Says US Unilateralism Undermines Global Trade

Putin Says US Unilateralism Undermines Global Trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy. Speaking...

US Jobs Growth Slows Sharply

US Jobs Growth Slows Sharply

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in May and wages rose less than expected, suggesting the loss of momentum in economic...

Fiat Chrysler Drops Renault Merger Idea

Fiat Chrysler Drops Renault Merger Idea

Italian-U.S. carmaker Fiat Chrysler on Thursday pulled the plug on its proposed merger with Renault, saying negotiations had become “unreasonable”...

IMF: US Trade Wars Are Risk to America’s Economy

IMF: US Trade Wars Are Risk to America’s Economy

The U.S. economy could be weakened by escalating trade wars or a sudden downturn in global financial markets, the International...

Vietnam Businesses Push for Green Economy

Vietnam Businesses Push for Green Economy

Liz Hung supports a lot of the imaginative concepts being discussed to make Vietnam “greener” economically and in terms of...

US Productivity Grew at Solid 3.4% Rate in First Quarter

US Productivity Grew at Solid 3.4% Rate in First Quarter

U.S. productivity grew at a strong 3.4% rate in the January-March quarter, the best showing in more than four years,...

In Double Whammy, Fitch Downgrades Mexico and Moody’s Lowers Outlook

In Double Whammy, Fitch Downgrades Mexico and Moody’s Lowers Outlook

In a double blow for Mexico, credit ratings agency Fitch downgraded the nation’s sovereign debt rating on Wednesday, citing risks...

US Refiners to Trump: Tariffs on Mexico Could Raise Gas Prices

US Refiners to Trump: Tariffs on Mexico Could Raise Gas Prices

U.S. refiners warned the Trump administration that tariffs on imports from Mexico could deliver a punishing blow to refiners and...

Trump’s Cruise Ban Hits Cuba’s Private-Sector Workers

Trump’s Cruise Ban Hits Cuba’s Private-Sector Workers

Lazaro Hernandez, who has made a good living showing U.S. cruise ship passengers around Havana in his pink 1950s Chevrolet,...

World Bank: Iran Likely to Suffer Worse Recession Than Previously Thought

World Bank: Iran Likely to Suffer Worse Recession Than Previously Thought

This article originated in VOA’s Persian Service. WASHINGTON —The World Bank says Iran is likely to experience an even worse...