FILE - Teller counts Chinese yuan notes at a money exchange, Hong Kong.
Organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897
China is not on the itinerary, but with its efforts to control parts of the East and South China Sea, Beijing is on the minds of Obama and the allies he is visiting
The northeastern U.S. city of Boston is getting ready for its first marathon after the 2013 race in which terrorist bombs killed three people and wounded 265 others. This year, the annual Boston Marathon takes place April 21, with about 36,000 participants registered -- thousands more than last year. Zlatica Hoke reports that organizers, survivors and participants are determined not to allow painful memories of last year's bloodshed to undermine a tradition that started in 1897.
President Barack Obama begins a week-long trip to Asia next Tuesday, in a bid to reassure allies in the region. Obama will travel to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
A big new trend in the U.S. toy industry has more consumers switching off their high-tech gadgets to play with classic toys, like board games. This is especially true among the so-called millenial generation - those born in the 1980's and 90's. Elizabeth Lee has more from an unusual café in Los Angeles, where the new trend is popular and business is booming.
Treasury report calls yuan 'significantly undervalued' and says US watching its value closely
Surveillance program by had come under fire by community activists who accused the NYPD of abusing civil rights
Speaking to an industry conference in Tampa Tuesday, James Clapper says he plans to stay on the job through end of President Barack Obama's term
Many like mentally stimulating games, without interference of phones, or computers
The Fed has been pushing banks to strengthen their balance sheets since the 2007-2009 financial crisis
With its latest acquisition of Titan Aerospace, Google hopes to use drones and satellites to bring Web access to remote parts of the world
Many of his songs have a blues quality, but he says he picked up all kinds of styles playing small clubs and bars across America
In its latest purchase of high-tech companies, Google has acquired a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can stay in the air almost indefinitely, relaying broadband Internet connection to remote areas. It is seen as yet another step in the U.S. based Web giant’s bid to bring Internet to the whole world. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Singer/songwriter Ray Bonneville has released a new CD called “Easy Gone” with music that reflects his musical and personal journey from French-speaking Canada to his current home in Austin,Texas. The eclectic artist’s fan base extends from Texas to various parts of North America and Europe. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin.
It has been one year since twin bombs exploded near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.
City pauses to honor victims and salute emergency workers who came to their assistance in frantic moments after blasts
US offered 85,000 visas in this year's lottery, 172,000 foreign workers applied
Having children create their own books is a strategy many teachers, parents use to help youngsters develop creativity and a love of reading at an early age
White House spokesman says US is 'seriously considering' new sanctions against Russia, but is not looking to provide lethal aid to Kyiv