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Silicon Valley’s efficiency mavens would like to cancel Christmas

Silicon Valley’s efficiency mavens would like to cancel Christmas

In Big Tech’s utopia, there would be no room for wasteful festive pleasures

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FDA approval for gene therapy marks new era

FDA approval for gene therapy marks new era

Spark Therapeutics gets green light in US for blindness treatment that could cost $1m

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy to Tackle Genetic Disease in U.S.

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy to Tackle Genetic Disease in U.S.

The FDA approved the first therapy using a healthy gene to replace a disease-causing one, a treatment that could carry a price in excess of $1 million.

Published 5 months ago

In America’s Most Middle-Class City, the Mall Is Dying. Here’s Why

In America’s Most Middle-Class City, the Mall Is Dying. Here’s Why

Main Street shopping and online retail are helping to pressure the mall in Wausau, Wis.

Published 5 months ago

U.S. Blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ Cyberattack

U.S. Blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ Cyberattack

The White House blamed the government of North Korea for a massive cyberattack in May that crippled hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, weeks after the U.K. had already cast blame on the country.

Published 5 months ago

Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life

Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life

The government has turned the northwestern region into a laboratory for high-tech social controls. Citizens and visitors must run a daily gantlet of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras and machines scanning their ID cards, faces, eyeballs and sometimes entire bodies.

Published 5 months ago

China, Seeking Growth, Softens Focus on Cutting Debt

China, Seeking Growth, Softens Focus on Cutting Debt

As China prepares to unveil its economic blueprint for 2018, people familiar with the plan say it will show that Beijing is finding it hard to cut debt without jeopardizing growth, and is changing its goal to just “control” a rise in borrowing.

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Senate Panel Rejects White House Pick for Ex-Im Bank

Senate Panel Rejects White House Pick for Ex-Im Bank

A Senate panel rejected President Trump’s pick to run the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the first time a committee has voted to block one of his nominees.

Published 5 months ago

Holiday Shopping With Bitcoin? Good Luck With That!

Holiday Shopping With Bitcoin? Good Luck With That!

The recent Bitcoin run-up has swelled its value, but trying to spend the cryptocurrency can be tough.

Published 5 months ago

A Brief History of Cable TV: Creating and Cutting the Cord

A Brief History of Cable TV: Creating and Cutting the Cord

More Americans are now cutting the cord on their cable subscriptions and flocking to streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. This video takes a look at how we got here, and what the shift means for how we’ll consume media in the future.

Published 5 months ago

Inequality is a threat to our democracies

Inequality is a threat to our democracies

One possible development is the rise of ‘plutocratic populism’

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Shinkansen safety probe ensnares 3 Japanese manufacturers

Shinkansen safety probe ensnares 3 Japanese manufacturers

Train operator JR West apologises as quality scandals dog country’s industrial sector

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Apotex Founder Barry Sherman Was Driven, Generous...and Litigious

Apotex Founder Barry Sherman Was Driven, Generous...and Litigious

As detectives investigate the deaths of a Canadian billionaire and his wife, the couple’s friends and associates recalled an ambitious man who gave to charity while battling opponents in court as he sought new markets for his generic drugs.

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German antitrust watchdog warns Facebook over data collection

German antitrust watchdog warns Facebook over data collection

Findings escalate spat between Berlin and the social media network

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Middle Class to Get 23% of Tax Cuts for Individuals Under GOP Bill

Middle Class to Get 23% of Tax Cuts for Individuals Under GOP Bill

The Republican tax overhaul is poised to send about 10% of a net $1.5 trillion tax cut directly to middle-income households, according to an analysis released late Monday by Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation.

Published 5 months ago