Economy & Business

A man silhouettes in front of the logo of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The 50th…
Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:44
Workers are seen at the Ford  Hai Duong production facility in Hai Duong, Vietnam, 60 kilometers (38 miles)  from Hanoi, …
Vietnam is one of the biggest markets for motorbikes in the world, but cars are increasingly popular as more people have the money to buy them for private use or to drive for Grab, the Uber of Southeast Asia
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:51
An Afghan girl works at a brick-making factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, eastern Afghanistan November 13, 2019…
Report said poor women and girls were at the bottom of the scale, putting in "12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day," estimated to be worth at least $10.8 trillion a year
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:52
Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum poses for a photo after an interview with the…
Following another year of extreme heat, out-of-control wildfires and melting ice sheets, environmental issues are considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the global economy, WEF said last week
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:47
People attend a climate change protest in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 8, 2019.
Steps taken so far will not stop the climate impacts we’re already seeing from becoming much worse — but still, more action is required
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:04
Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray demonstrates outside Parliament in London, Jan. 15, 2020. Britain is due to leave the European Union on Jan. 31.
Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an interview Saturday that Britain’s regulations will not be aligned with the EU in the future and that those changes may hurt some businesses
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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:56
Attendee inspect Smith and Wesson firearms at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual meeting, in Indianapolis, Indiana,…
The change, which had been contemplated for more than a decade, will officially move oversight of commercial firearm exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department, where export licenses will be much easier to obtain
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Fri, 01/17/2020 - 22:04
Vingroup's chairman Pham Nhat Vuong guides Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a tour to Vinfast auto plant on the…
Vietnam's largest conglomerate is expanding into a business that already stretches from real estate to cars to shopping malls
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Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:32
In this April 27, 2019, photo, millennials Andy and Stacie Proctor stand in front of their new home in Vineyard, Utah.
People in their mid-20s to late-30s came of age during tough economic times, but is their luck about to change?
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Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:12
Senate Passes North American Trade Pact
The international accord replaces the 25-year-old NAFTA, and governs trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:11
In this Dec. 20, 2019, photo, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of, sits for an interview inside her family's video… 'is the biggest English-language online platform for Muslim women voices'
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 21:46
Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in…
Agreement gives the US some assurances that China will reform some of its practices related to the treatment of intellectual property, open its markets to US financial services firms, and purchase more US-made goods and services
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:57
FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file work continues on a plan of new homes in Franklin Park, Pa. On Thursday, March 7, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release 
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:37
FILE - The flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are seen on a lectern before a joint news conference during NAFTA talks in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2018.
Pact between US, Canada and Mexico now goes to President Trump to be signed into law
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:00
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily…
China and US signed interim trade agreement Wednesday to address what had been an escalating 18-month trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:54