Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Sep 18, 2013 No major changes in functionality, but the look and feel of the phone will bring a dramatic change to how we interact with electronics.
Sep 13, 2013 False information from a Japanese newspaper moved investor activity.
Sep 11, 2013 It looks increasingly likely that Syria will surrender its chemical weapons. But that process isn't as simple as it seems.
Sep 9, 2013 Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.
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Sep 6, 2013 Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Sep 3, 2013 Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Aug 27, 2013 The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets this morning.
Aug 19, 2013 The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.
Aug 15, 2013 New York City has plenty of things we want but maybe don't need, like artisan pickles and baby yoga. What's the latest? Classes for dogs to learn how to use iPads.