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Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground right, bows as he inspects a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama’s no-show in Asia a boost for China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap his Asia trip is a setback for his much-advertised pledge to shift the focus of foreign policy to the Pacific and a boost for China’s attempt […]

10/04/2013

A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The UN says one-third of food worldwide gets wasted

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year. The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organization said in […]

09/11/2013

In-Soo Suh, associate professor of the Graduate School for Green Transportation at KAIST, and his research team developed a foldable, compact electric vehicle that can be utilized either as a personal car or part of the public transit system to connect major transportation routes within a city. (Posted on YouTube)

Experimental car parks and folds nearly in half

Sometimes you might wish your car was half the size so it could fit in a tight parking spot. Well, the technology is already here. An experimental electric car called the “Armadillo-T” and made in […]

09/05/2013

Caleb Newton, who lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., poses June 3, 2013 with the 17 pound 6 ounce northern snakehead fish that he caught in Aquia Creek. He has filed paperwork with the International Game Fish Association to have the fish registered as a world-record holding catch. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Griffin Moores)

‘Frankenfish’ hooked in Virginia a world record

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who caught a fish known as “Frankenfish” has set a world record. Caleb Newton hooked the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead in a creek in northern Virginia during a […]

08/07/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

TripAdvisor finds LA most expensive US city to visit

TripAdvisor survey reveals that Los Angeles is the 6th most expensive city in the U.S. to visit.  The TripIndex Cities survey compares the cost of a hotel stay, cocktail, two course dinner with a bottle […]

06/12/2013

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Garment factory collapse spurs ethical shoppers

The 19-year-old seamstress who survived for 17 days in the rubble of a collapsed garment factory in Bangladesh will not be going back to factory work. She’s been given a new job at an international […]

06/08/2013

Osaka, Japan mayor Toru Hashimoto. (AP Photo)

Japan’s sex slave legacy remains open wound

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — More than 70 years ago, at age 14, Kim Bok-dong was ordered to work by Korea’s Japanese occupiers. She was told she was going to a military uniform factory, but ended […]

05/28/2013

Betty Liu, anchor of Bloomberg TV’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu”

Betty Liu on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Betty Liu, the anchor of Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu,” a daily business morning news program that covers the opening of U.S. markets and financial, economic and political news from around the world. She also hosts the weekday half-hour program “In the Loop at the Half” at noon on Bloomberg Radio.

05/13/2013

Joan Baez (AP Photo)

AP Interview: Joan Baez returns to past in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At 72, Joan Baez is not short of events to anticipate: She has her mother’s 100th birthday party, a summer tour of Australia and a new passion — painting — to explore.

04/09/2013

Polaris Project

Google makes $3M grant to combat human trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google is announcing a $3 million gift to three nonprofits working to use technology and data to combat human trafficking worldwide.

04/09/2013

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