Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes

Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes

With unemployment low and wages creeping up, companies have an incentive to become more efficient — an exercise that tends to drive economic progress.

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Pentagon May Cut Commando Forces in Africa in Major Military Review

The Pentagon has ordered its Special Operations Command to abandon lower-priority missions and focus more on rising threats from Russia and China.

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The American Past: A History of Contradictions

The American Past: A History of Contradictions

Jill Lepore’s “These Truths” shows both the successes and failures that have made the country what it is today.

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Science Fiction Into Reality: Nobel Prize Honors Laser Work

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more powerful flashes of light and even to act like tiny tweezers.

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At Kopitiam, Malaysian Food Powers Through Some Growing Pains

At Kopitiam, Malaysian Food Powers Through Some Growing Pains

In its new, larger space, Kyo Pang’s homage to the cuisine of Malaysian coffee parlors is still compelling, even when there’s no coffee.

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Guatemalan Leader Bars Re-entry of Corruption Prosecutor

The move by President Jimmy Morales puts him in direct conflict with Guatemala’s highest court and pushes the country toward a constitutional crisis.

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How West Virginia Is Trying to Build Hacker-Proof Voting

How West Virginia Is Trying to Build Hacker-Proof Voting

Ahead of the primary election Tuesday, the state embraced cybersecurity with an enthusiasm greater than many other states.

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Hotel Workers Fret Over a New Rival: Alexa at the Front Desk

As technologies threaten to displace service workers, unions are making job protection and new opportunities a priority in contract talks.

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Several Reported Killed in Libya as Gunmen Storm National Oil Company

Several Reported Killed in Libya as Gunmen Storm National Oil Company

The attack punctuated a week of deadly violence in the capital and struck at the core of the country’s deteriorating economy.

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Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action

The average Australian adult loses around $900 to gambling each year — more than double the rate of Americans — and electronic gaming machines are getting the blame.

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In Puerto Rico, Waiting for Power, for Tourists, for the Flowers

In Puerto Rico, Waiting for Power, for Tourists, for the Flowers

Months after Hurricane Maria, the island is struggling to regain its balance. The flora tell a melancholy story.

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Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots

Proposals for dealing with the impact of automation have been developed in the West, and may not translate effectively to poorer countries.

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Four General Electric Power Turbines Shut Down in U.S. Due to Blade Issue

Four General Electric Power Turbines Shut Down in U.S. Due to Blade Issue

General Electric Co said on Thursday that four of its new flagship power turbines in the United States have been shut down due to an “oxidation issue” and warned it expects the problem to affect more of the 51 units it has shipped, sending shares …

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‘Totally Preventable’: How a Sick Woman Lost Electricity, and Her Life

Linda Daniels relied on an oxygen machine, and died hours after her power was shut off for overdue bills. Her family is pushing for answers.

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G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping

G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping

The move comes as General Electric’s chief executive, John Flannery, focuses the company on its aviation, power and renewable energy activities.

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G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital

The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.

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Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right

Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right

Allan J. Lichtman’s “The Embattled Vote in America” looks at how some Americans have tried to restrict the vote of other Americans.

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How Did We Get to the Savagery of ‘Tender Age’ Shelters?

A “border security” machine was handed over to a cruel, indecent president. We must smash the machine.

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Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.

Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.

Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.

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The Class Struggle According to Donald Trump

In the lopsided battle between capital and labor, the president has a clear favorite.

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