Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year
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Japan has second straight year of red ink on trade last year

Japan has marked a second straight year of red ink in trade for last year, hurt by a slowdown of demand in China and tensions with neighboring South Korea

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What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack
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What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack

U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post

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Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin

Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you'd need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you

Asian shares reverse gains on growing impact of China virus
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Asian shares reverse gains on growing impact of China virus

Asian shares have reversed early gains as health authorities around the world move to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China and keep it from spreading globally

California could make utilities pay for some blackout costs
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California could make utilities pay for some blackout costs

A bill in the state Legislature would require electric companies to reimburse customers when they turn off the power to prevent wildfires

Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics
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Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

The dozens of homeless people sleeping in shuttered Tokyo subway stations worry that with Japan's image at stake authorities will force them to move ahead of the Olympics

US, other leading powers flag in fight against corruption
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US, other leading powers flag in fight against corruption

A report has found that the U.S. and several other leading industrial powers are struggling to keep up the momentum in fighting corruption

As European Central Bank meets, eyes turn to policy review
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As European Central Bank meets, eyes turn to policy review

Markets are waiting to hear more about Christine Lagarde's plans as head of the European Central Bank

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New Mexico confronts backlog of wage-theft complaints

New Mexico is struggling to clear a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state's minimum wage law

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Amtrak ends policy resulting in $25,000 bill for activists

Amtrak is getting rid of a pricing policy that resulted in a $25,000 travel bill for a group of wheelchair-bound activists heading to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois from Chicago