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22 января, 22:52

Stocks slide on renewed fears of a global economic slowdown

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Dim views out of Davos and weak economic data kicked up a fresh wave of volatility.

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22 января, 20:40

George Mason students have a new dining option: Food delivered by robots

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Thousands of students at George Mason University can order food from on-demand robots on wheels. The school has received a fleet of 25 delivery robots from Starship Technologies that can haul up to 20 pounds and make deliveries in 15 minutes or less, the company says.

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22 января, 20:14

Brexit Sucks the Air Out of Dyson’s Asia Move

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The inventor’s decision to move his HQ to Singapore isn’t all about Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

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22 января, 20:05

Elliott Has a Point When It Comes to EBay

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Marketplaces are critical to e-commerce, and the company could do more to compete with Amazon and Walmart.

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22 января, 19:37

Transgender Rights

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Most of us grew up thinking there were boys and girls, and who was which was determined by the sex organs a person was born with. The transgender rights movement challenges that. Its advocates say how a person feels determines whether that individual is male, female, both or neither. People who identify as transgender suffer from discrimination and persecution. Still, their efforts to gain acceptance and equal rights have made headway in recent years in Westernized countries. Supporters cast the

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22 января, 18:51

The $15 Billion Arconic Buyout That Wasn’t

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A deal would have left the metal-parts maker saddled with debt at a time of mounting economic pressures.

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22 января, 18:26

Why a PG&E Bankruptcy Could Change Climate Calculus

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The plan by PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest electric utility, to file for bankruptcy protection won’t be felt just by its ratepayers, employees and suppliers. It will have an effect on whether residents of areas devastated by wildfires will receive the compensation they’re expecting, and whether California can live up to its ambitious goals on climate change. But the decision also represents a shock to investors who just two months ago were paying above par for PG&E’s bonds. Mo

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22 января, 18:19

WhatsApp is trying to clamp down on viral misinformation with a messaging limit

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At least two dozen people in India have been killed in violent mobs incited by rumors on the global messaging service, which has 1.5 billion users.

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22 января, 18:19

WhatsApp is trying to clamp down on viral misinformation with a messaging limit

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To clamp down on the spread of rumors, WhatsApp is restricting message forwards to five times for users after testing in India indicated it was effective.

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22 января, 18:13

J&J’s Sneezes. Is Something Going Around?

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A downbeat sales forecast from an industry leader should concern health-care investors.

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22 января, 18:12

Venezuela’s Collapse

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Venezuela has more oil than Saudi Arabia and more poverty than Colombia. Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, it’s now plagued with shortages of everything from toilet paper to antibiotics and food. It’s been a steep downward spiral since the heady days when the late President Hugo Chavez set out to use an oil boom to light a socialist path to prosperity, not just for the poor in Venezuela but across Latin America. Chavez died in 2013, about a year before oil prices fell sharply. His

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22 января, 18:09

Why China Is the Brave New World of Editing Human DNA

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The headline-making births last November of the world’s first gene-edited babies (twin girls) was unsurprising in one way: The scientist involved was from China. As part of its effort to dominate scientific spheres including biotechnology, China has taken the lead in testing uses of Crispr, a tool newly available to researchers enabling them to alter DNA codes simply and inexpensively. Chinese scientists were the first to test Crispr in monkey embryos, in non-viable human embryos, in adult human