U.S. President Donald Trump has touted progress on slashing federal regulations, which he says cost America trillions with no benefit. Speaking Thursday from the White House, the president said his administration had exceeded its goal of removing two federal regulations for every new one, by removing 22 for every new one. Opponents have criticized some of the deregulation, especially dismantling of the net neutrality rules that guarantee equal access to the internet. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
There is a new word in the English language that all internet users should learn, because it may define the next stage in global financial transactions. It may not be translatable to many other languages so it may become an international term, much like "computer" or "internet," used and understood around the world. The word is "blockchain," and VOA's George Putic explains its meaning.
The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate slightly Wednesday. The increase, one-quarter of 1 percent, pushed the benchmark rate to a range between 1.25 and 1.5 percent. While that is still fairly low, analysts say the decision suggests the U.S. economy is strong enough for businesses and consumers to cope with higher borrowing costs. Mil Arcega reports.