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Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that the United States would no longer insist on a Palestinian state as part of a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians, backing away from a policy that has underpinned America’s role in Middle East peacemaking since the Clinton …

Israel

Indonesia is an investment opportunity like China was in 2008

Most investors would jump at the chance to go back in time and invest in a sure thing. Imagine having the opportunity to time travel to China in 2007 or 2008 to make an early-stage stake investment in a startup like Alibaba, now a publicly-traded online giant valued at more than $250 billion.<p>For …

Venture Capital

President Trump Could Strip Over $2 Billion a Year in Funds to Top 10 Sanctuary Cities

U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to strip municipalities of federal dollars for shielding illegal immigrants threatens $2.27 billion in annual …

Ford Swings to $800 Million Loss

Charges related to pension plans, cancellation of Mexico plant overshadow strong results in North America<p>Ford Motor Co. swung to a net loss of $800 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, as special charges related to the company’s pension plans and the cancellation of a plant in Mexico overshadowed …

Stock Markets

In Trump era, Democrats and Republicans switch sides on states' rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five years ago, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now President Donald Trump’s nominee for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, sat in the front row as the U.S. Supreme Court debated the contentious Affordable Care Act.<p>He was part of a coalition of …

Scott Pruitt

Theresa May to seek special deal with Trump in White House visit

PM will shrug off concerns about new president as she pledges to rekindle special relationship and ‘lead, together, again’<p>Theresa May will shrug off concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency and pledge to rekindle the special relationship as she begins a two-day charm offensive that will see her …

Trump orders construction of border wall, boosts deportation force

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign -- building a border wall and speeding the deportation of …

Immigration

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

Economics

How Facebook is trying to get people psyched about its $3 billion bet on virtual reality

I stumbled across one at the Denver International Airport and gave the six-minute demo a try.<p>The demo is just a taste, a way to get people who have really never tried VR to see what all the fuss is about. On that level, the pop-up store was a good idea and the demo worked well.<p>The first time I ever …

Virtual Reality

Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang noticed that he got more done on sabbatical than at work. His latest book is about the benefits of rest and shorter working days<p>Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a consultant in Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He writes about technology and its cultural …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

This French startup is trying to take away one of Amazon's crucial advantages over small businesses

And this huge size helps reinforce its dominance, allowing it to offer a huge selection of items at cheap prices. Even if smaller businesses can compete with its product range in narrow fields, it's hard to keep up with it in other areas — like delivery, where the Seattle company offers relatively …

eCommerce