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China Voices Strength, Pushes Nationalism Around Trade War

China Voices Strength, Pushes Nationalism Around Trade War

By Yanan Wang and Sam McNeil | May 15
After negotiations in Washington ended last week with no agreement, China retaliated Monday with higher tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods, raising duties of 5% to 25%. Then came the government's public relations onslaught.

Hit with Arrest of Ex-Chair Ghosn, Nissan Profit Nose-Dives

Hit with Arrest of Ex-Chair Ghosn, Nissan Profit Nose-Dives

By Yuri Kageyama | May 14
Japanese automaker Nissan, reeling from the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, reported Tuesday that annual profit nose-dived to less than half of what it earned the previous year, and forecast even dimmer results going forward.

Walmart Ups the Delivery Game with Next Day Shipping

Walmart Ups the Delivery Game with Next Day Shipping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 14
Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars.

Amazon to Employees: We'll Pay You to Quit and Haul Packages

Amazon to Employees: We'll Pay You to Quit and Haul Packages

By Joseph Pisani | May 14
Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon package.

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer

Is It A Feminist Right To Want More Sex? One Company Thinks A Pill Is The Answer

By Rachel Bluth | May 13
Called "Right to Desire," a new website brands libido as a feminist "right," and its home page offers the defiant, in-your-face prompt: "Yes, I want my desire back."

Venice Biennale Invites Heavy Thinking on Political Issues

Venice Biennale Invites Heavy Thinking on Political Issues

By Colleen Barry | May 12
Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze.

Universities Hit Back As Brazil Slashes Scholarship Funds

Universities Hit Back As Brazil Slashes Scholarship Funds

By Diane Jeantet | May 11
University deans and education experts in Brazil expressed their concern Thursday about the future of academic research after the education ministry announced it had blocked all forthcoming scholarships for master's and doctoral students.

Company Comes to Aid of Students Offered Jelly Sandwiches

Company Comes to Aid of Students Offered Jelly Sandwiches

By Jennifer McDermott | May 11
The yogurt company Chobani plans to pay the school lunch debts of low-income families with students attending a district that made headlines by announcing children who owe money would get cold sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches.

Report: Air Quality Harmed as Texas Oil Production Booms

Report: Air Quality Harmed as Texas Oil Production Booms

By David Warren | May 10
The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.

Holocaust Survivor Opens Book Fair After Neo-Fascist Banned

Holocaust Survivor Opens Book Fair After Neo-Fascist Banned

May 10
A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group.

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