Food innovators in Denmark look to the future of food

May 17, 2019
The country has prioritized culinary innovation in recent years.
Chef Rasmus Munk
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China celebrates centennial of science turning point

May 3, 2019
One hundred years ago this week, protests set China on a path to scientific modernity.
Shanghai in 2014.

Some companies find their brand names already claimed in China

May 2, 2019
The practice of third parties snapping up brand names concerns foreign firms.
China’s supreme court may have ruled that basketball star Michael Jordan had a right to his Chinese name, “Qiaodan,” but it does not seem to have changed the operations for the multi-million-dollar Qiaodan Sports company. One of its shops in Shanghai continues to bear the Chinese name for Jordan.
Charles Zhang

What washing machine prices tell us about the impact of tariffs

Apr 22, 2019
The cost of tariffs put on the appliances last year was passed on to U.S. consumers, according to new research.
Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers in New York City.
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Brexit is the leading source of frustration in the U.K., says Gymbox's Rory McEntee. "We wanted to provide an outlet for all the pent-up emotion."
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The London choir singing out against Brexit

Apr 1, 2019
Raised Voices sings its opposition.
The Raised Voices political choir taking part in the anti-Brexit "People's Vote" rally in central London on March 23, 2019.
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Changes touted to make H-1B visa applications easier

Mar 22, 2019
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service this week announced some changes to the visa program for highly-skilled foreigners who fill U.S. jobs in technology, science, engineering and other fields. These changes are supposed to make the process of applying for H-1B work permits easier.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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Delays plague China's video games industry

Mar 21, 2019
Chinese video game companies hit a snag with regulatory pause in the world's biggest video game market.
Hundreds of video game companies are fighting for the attention of cell phone users in China, where the video game market is worth more than $30 billion.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person with brown skin on the bus. When the protesters spotted her through the window, she […]
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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