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US Jobless Claims Fall, Still More than Estimated
The US unemployment rate fell to 5.6% in December from 5.8% in November, the lowest level since June 2008.
Windows 10 Aims to Be Core of Connected Devices
Microsoft wants to make it more natural to interact with devices, such as conversational-style speaking with the company's virtual assistant Cortana.
Privacy is Dead, Invasive Technology is Here to Stay
It's "inevitable" that one's personal genetic information would enter more and more into the public sphere.
Commerce Department Levies Anti-dumping Duties on Tires Made in China
Most of the dozens of companies affected by the ruling will face duties of 27.72%.
OPEC Says Oil Supply Policy 'Targets No Country' 1
The plunge in the oil price is becoming an urgent problem for oil producers, especially those whose economies are wholly dependent on the sector.
Toyota Tops in 2014, Still World's No. 1 Automaker
Toyota held the top spot despite millions of recalls because of faulty airbags made by Takata.
Russia to Dig Into Reserves to Maintain Public Spending
Russia, which is heavily dependent on energy exports, has seen its revenues plunge as crude prices slump by more than half since June.
US Housing Starts Jump in December
The housing market's recovery from a crash in 2006-2007 slowed last year despite historically low interest rates.
Volvo Appoints New US Chief to Turn Car Sales Around
Despite generally booming car sales in the United States, sales of Volvo cars in the country dropped by 8% to 58,000 in 2014.
Baker Hughes to Cut 7,000 Jobs as Oil Prices Plunge
The oilfield services company also is reducing capital expenditures by 20%.
China's Economic Growth Slows to 24-year Low
China's Economic Growth Slows to 24-year Low 1
The full-year result, the worst since 3.8% recorded in 1990, comes after one of the pillars of the global economy was hit by manufacturing and trade weakness as well as declining prices for real estate, which has hammered the key property sector.
Solar Plane to Make Landmark Round-the-World Flight
It will take around 25 days of total flying time for Si2 to complete its round-the-world journey.
Oil Under Pressure, IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast
The International Monetary Fund Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago.
Unilever Boosts Profit, While Emerging Markets Slow
Operating profit rose but sales slipped after a slowdown in emerging markets which have been driving expansion in recent years.
Nestle Sued by Swiss Company Over Nespresso Patent
Nestle is accused if changing the design of its Nespresso mashines to keep competitor's capsules out leading to millions in losses.
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