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Social media, elections and fake news: India edition

Apr 5, 2019
As national elections approach, voters are being targeted with fake news on WhatsApp.
An Indian newspaper vendor reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information in New Delhi on July 10, 2018.
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What might help Apple sell more iPhones? Cheaper iPhones

Jan 30, 2019
And that's especially true in China and India.
iPhones at an Apple store in Milan.
Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images
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U.S. space economy set to blast off in 2019

Jan 2, 2019
Will America be leading the way?
Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo takes off for a suborbital test flight of the VSS Unity on December 13, 2018, in Mojave, California. 
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Why smartphones are "revolutionary" for India

Nov 1, 2018
The technology is bringing people online in a way that's "unprecedented in the world," says author Ravi Agrawal.
Indian men check their smartphones outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai in October.
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Oil prices and inflation hit emerging economies

Oct 1, 2018
Emerging economies have had a tough time in the global economy recently. We’re talking about countries like India, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina. They’re deeply engaged in the world economy, and, in some ways, very vulnerable to its ups and…
An Indian security guard walks inside Amazon's largest Fulfillment Centre (FC) in India, on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 7, 2017.
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An Indian tech company is hiring 10,000 workers in the U.S. Here's why.

"The Trump factor has caused a lot of uncertainty" in IT, one writer says.
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Getting to know Bollywood, one meal at a time

Nov 21, 2017
Sri Rao is one of the few Americans who's worked in the Indian movie industry. His new book is part film guide, part cookbook.
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan performs on stage during the 18th International Indian Film Academy Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in July.
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Trade Off: Stories of Globalization and Backlash

As India's economy catches up to the richer world, tensions emerge

Sep 12, 2017
People in emerging economies reap benefits from an interconnected world, but their gains can stoke resentment in developed nations.
Globalization is helping countries like China and India catch up with Western countries.
Ken Garduno, Illustrator

India’s prime minister to call on Trump, and H-1B visas can’t be ignored

Jun 26, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Washington today for his first meeting with President Trump. The two are likely to stick to subjects both countries agree on — defense and counterterrorism — but the issue of H-1B visas can’t…

Immigrants around the world sent $445 billion back to their home countries last year

Jun 15, 2017
It’s not just Mexico and the U.S. that are affected by remittances, the UN reports.
It's not just U.S. money that makes its way around the globe in remittances. 
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