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BEIJING (AP) — Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3 ½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet. Tencent, the internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app,...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans recommended the government Friday continue building two stalled nuclear reactors that the new president had wanted to shutter, after months of deliberation on the issue that divided South Korea over the future of its key energy source. A...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans are recommending the government continue building two nuclear reactors the new president had wanted to shutter. A state commission that surveyed a panel of 471 citizens said Friday a little over half of them still wanted South Korea to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The selfie is everywhere — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of...
NEW YORK (AP) — The selfie may soon have a new use — your bank could ask for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics — your fingerprint, face,...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Apple Inc. says it will investigate underpayment of bonuses after workers staged a night protest at an iPhone supplier in eastern China. Witnesses said hundreds gathered Wednesday night to protest unpaid bonuses that were promised by labor brokers who recruited...
BOSTON (AP) — Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. Literally. The Associated Press talked to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city...