Economy & Business

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media between meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2019.
The Senate's most vocal critic of the tech industry asks Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to prove he's serious about protecting data privacy
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:01
FILE - A man holds a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in Manassas, Virginia, Feb. 4, 2013.
The AR-15 rifle has come under scrutiny by gun-restriction proponents because it has been the gun of choice for recent mass murderers in the US
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:53
The Mate 30 Pro, the latest smartphone by the Chinese tech giant Huawei, is displayed after a presentation to reveal the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in Munich, Germany, Sept. 19, 2019.
The phone is the first of its mobile devices not to carry popular Google apps because of US sanctions
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:18
A Chinese and U.S. flag flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade representatives meet with their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China, July 30, 2019.
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The discussions are likely to focus heavily on agriculture, including US demands that China substantially increase purchases of American soybeans and other farm commodities, a person with knowledge of the planned discussions told Reuters
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By Reuters
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:37
FILE - A farmer prepares the land to plant potatoes at a plantation in Cartago, Costa Rica April 27, 2018
Like millions of indigenous farmers around the world, she always relied on her traditional knowledge. But increasingly unpredictable weather, linked to climate change, has upended her usual sowing and harvesting times, leading to lower yields
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:30
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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By Reuters
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