Economy & Business

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a meeting with a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to talk about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal, at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico July 19, 2019.
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, and the ranking Republican on the committee, Kevin Brady of Texas, separately told reporters the two sides were exchanging information
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:48
FILE - Vehicles make their way west on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Dec. 10, 2015.
Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing California's authority to issue stricter vehicle efficiency rules than the federal government
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:30
FILE - A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 15, 2015.
The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have enforced an economic boycott of Qatar since June 2017, accusing Doha of links to extremist groups and being too close to Iran
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:53
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon addresses the Annual Conference of Swiss Developement Cooperation in Zurich, Switzerland January 22, 2016. On the screen behind are displayed the 17 goals of UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A high-level summit in New York next week will be the first to focus on the sustainable development goals since they were adopted by the United Nations four years ago
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:02
FILE - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walks to the podium during a news conference in Washington, July 31, 2019.
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Divided board takes action at a time of high uncertainty in the US economy
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:56
FILE - Founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris, France, May 15, 2019. Ma recently stepped down as chairman of the e-commerce giant.
Analysts doubt political pressure on world’s largest e-commerce giant and its charismatic founder has eased
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:51
FILE - Some front pages and section fronts of the Orange County Register are seen in the newsroom in Santa Ana, Calif., Dec. 27, 2012.
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Local news outlets are increasingly controlled by a small number of companies buying up media properties, which limits choices for consumers
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:28