Economy & Business

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
This image provided on Sept. 15, 2019, by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco's Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia.
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Benchmark US crude fell about $1 to $58.29 per barrel in early trading; brent crude, the international benchmark, fell 85 cents to $63.70 per barrel
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:22
FILE -  South Korean people chant slogans during an anti-Japan rally in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2019.
Tokyo's removal from Seoul's 'white list' latest chapter involving South Korea's lingering bitterness over Japanese colonial forces brutal occupation of Korea before and during World War II
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:51
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, July 22, 2019.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte floated on Monday a new taxation procedure and the elimination of customs brokers, both ways to attack graft
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:26