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How “age tech” is creating opportunities for older adults

Growing numbers of entrepreneurs and their financial backers are starting to see aging as an opportunity for innovation and profit.
An aging population, especially in Asia, is getting investors excited, says senior economics contributor Chris Farrell. Above, an older man uses his phone in Beijing.
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A melting Arctic could be key to faster global internet

Sep 26, 2018
With the rise of big data, the internet of things and automated factories, existing internet infrastructure's getting clogged.
Jussi Pekka Joensuu, an adviser for Cinia, holds up a piece of internet sea cable at Cinia's offices in Helsinki. Most global internet communications travel on the 745,000 miles of sea cables buried beneath the ocean floor.
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How “Brand America” is perceived as Trump travels to Asia

Nov 3, 2017
President Donald Trump leaves today on an 11-day trip to Asia, by way of Hawaii. It will be his longest foreign trip as president and the longest visit to the region by any U.S. president in 25 years. The schedule includes stops in five countries and two international summits. Other Pacific leaders will get a […]

TPP is dead, but US-Japan trade lives on

Feb 9, 2017
Prime Minister Abe will meet with President Trump tomorrow.

China sees opportunity as TPP fades

Jan 4, 2017
With TPP's demise, China promotes it's own agenda therous called R-CEP.
An protestor holds an anti-TPP sign at the Democratic National Convention. 
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How trade and technology changed the textile industry

Jul 11, 2016
Many jobs were lost. But manufacturers have reinvented themselves to compete.
A patterned Sunbrella cloth in production.
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The TPP's economic impact

May 19, 2016
The numbers are big. But also small. We explain.
Thousands of truck-sized 30-ton shipping containers are stacked aboard the Hanjin Oslo freighter in the Port of Los Angeles in 2002.
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The stakes as Obama hosts an Asian summit

Feb 15, 2016
The challenge for southern states is aligning political and economic goals.

Free trade on the agenda for Obama's Asia trip

Nov 7, 2014
A deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be seen by many as a win.

President Obama travels east, still pledging a 'pivot'

Apr 21, 2014
The President will visit East Asia this week – stopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.