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Yellen's trip to China may start with finding economic common ground

Jun 27, 2023
In March, the Treasury secretary told Marketplace that the U.S. and China need to put a "floor" under their relationship.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to visit Beijing in July.
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How AI could transform the legal industry ... for the better

Jun 23, 2023
Can AI free the wrongfully convicted quicker and easier?
AI legal assistants could help cut costs and wait times.
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EU regulation of AI may yet impact U.S. consumers

Jun 1, 2023
U.S. companies that have to comply with European Union rules see the benefits of using one standard for both places.
From left, Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission; Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state; Margrethe Vestager, European Commission; Gina Raimondo, U.S. secretary of commerce; and Katherine Tai, U.S. trade representative, in Sweden on Wednesday to discuss AI regulation.
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Should you trust chatbots to give you financial advice?

Apr 14, 2023
They may sound good. But the advice isn’t always sound.
People are using AI chatbots like ChatGPT to look up financial advice. But the quality of the recommendations isn't always up to snuff.
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Could a recent scientific breakthrough in electric conductivity transform tech?

Researchers at the University of Rochester created a material that could make superconducting possible at room temperature.
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How 3D printing could revolutionize auto manufacturing

Mar 27, 2023
Kevin Czinger, of Czinger Vehicles and Divergent Technologies, envisions flexible, local factories that are fixtures in their communities.
Kevin Czinger, the founder and CEO of Divergent Technologies, poses with the Czinger 21C at Czinger’s production facility in Torrance, California.
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Biotech sector still hot despite cooling economy

Dec 27, 2022
The pandemic led to an explosion of interest in and funding of biotech. That continues even as many sectors slow and recession fears grow.
A sign on Oyster Point Boulevard calls South San Francisco the birthplace of biotech.
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Can the EU break Google and Apple's app store dominance?

Dec 20, 2022
The European Union's Digital Markets Act could have implications beyond Europe's borders — even in the U.S., where similar bills didn't make it through Congress.
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Tracing the history of electronics through the Old Calculator Web Museum

"The first digital use of the transistor for consumers was in a calculator," says Rick Bensene, curator of the Old Calculator Web Museum.
Back in the 1970s, the first microprocessors and transistor technology were breaking ground in calculators.
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The transistor's story is one of innovation and immigration

Mohamed Atalla of Egypt and Dawon Kahng of Korea are responsible for the technology that helped harness the transistor's power.
The technology developed by two immigrants at Bell Labs in 1959 allowed transistors to become small enough so that more could fit on a microprocessor.
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