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Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world‘s largest onli...

Updated : 2016.04.05 21:28

'Panama Papers' revelations trigger global probes

Several countries have launched tax evasion probes after a massive leak of confidential documents lifted the lid on the murky offshore financial dealings of a slew of politicians and celebrities. Th...

Updated : 2016.04.05 14:01

Iran oil exports surpass 2 million barrels: minister

TEHRAN (AFP) -- Iran's oil exports have surpassed 2 million barrels per day following the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear deal with world powers, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday. “...

Updated : 2016.04.04 14:47

Behind China's $100 billion shopping spree

China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co., which has twice sweetened its offer to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is engaged in a high-stakes bidding war with Marriott International Inc. to ac...

Updated : 2016.04.01 14:25

Cnooc tops Sinopec as China's second biggest oil producer

Oil’s plunge has reordered the pecking order among China’s biggest explorers. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.’s move to close some high-cost fields has caused it to slip to number three in oil and ...

Updated : 2016.03.30 14:49

Fed

Yellen confident in U.S. growth but stresses ‘gradual’ rate hikes NEW YORK (AFP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed confidence in U.S. economic growth Tuesday but stuck to a dovish stan...

Updated : 2016.03.30 14:40

China to end state corn stockpiling amid glut: Xinhua

China will end its state corn stockpiling program this year, replacing it with other subsidies, amid surging reserves in the world’s second-biggest grower, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. ...

Updated : 2016.03.30 14:39

Japan factory output falls in February at worst pace since 2011

Japan's factory output plummeted in February at its sharpest pace since the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, government data showed Wednesday, the latest setback to efforts to r...

Updated : 2016.03.30 14:38

Brexit will hurt world economy: US Treasury chief

If Britain exits the European Union it will have a negative impact on the British, European and world economies, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Tuesday. Britons are set to vote in a crucial ...

Updated : 2016.03.30 14:37

[Newsmaker] FBI hacks iPhone, drops case

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted U.S. authorities against Silicon Valley. ...

Updated : 2016.03.29 20:35

China's Anbang trumps Marriott with $15b bid for Starwood

The fight for Starwood Hotels swung back in favor of China’s Anbang after the insurance company offered $15 billion in a counterpunch to Marriott International. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, ...

Updated : 2016.03.29 14:45

Global concerns weigh on eurozone recovery: ECB

Economic recovery in the eurozone is set to continue in the coming months, but not as fast as hoped owing to global uncertainties and slowing growth in emerging economies, the European Central Bank s...

Updated : 2016.03.24 20:48

Dollar strengthens against major peers on Fed talk

The dollar strengthened against its major peers on Thursday as fresh signs emerged that the US Federal Reserve could raise key interest rates as early as next month. Recent statements by several Fed...

Updated : 2016.03.24 14:42

Brussels attacks weigh on European markets

The deadly attacks at Brussels airport and at a subway station at the heart of the city have weighed on European stock markets Tuesday though the scale of the retreat has been fairly muted. Keeping ...

Updated : 2016.03.22 22:12

Global stocks fall after blasts in Brussels airport, subway

Global shares were mostly lower Tuesday, with European shares all in the red in early trading after explosions ripped through the departure hall at Brussels airport and a subway station. Keeping Sco...

Updated : 2016.03.22 21:43