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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

Such technology will improve health care in places where doctors are scarce. But eventually, it will streamline care in the developed world as well. Google is already running tests inside two hospitals in India, and the start-up Infervision has deployed similar technology in hospitals across China. In the longer term, similar methods promise to rapidly accelerate drug discovery and so ...

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Japan’s Young Workers Get a Lift, and Its Leaders Profit

“All the parties are promising things like getting rid of school fees,” said Ami Miyamoto, 25, an undecided voter who works for a recruiting firm in Tokyo. “I worry that’s just piling up bills for the future.” Continue reading the main story Ms. Miyamoto said business at her firm was booming, as a shrinking work force means that companies are ...

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Reinventing Givenchy – The New York Times

It’s a word that has been attached to Ms. Waight Keller, 47, through most of her career, as the Birmingham, England-born designer has methodically climbed the fashion hierarchy: from design director of men’s wear at Ralph Lauren to senior designer at Gucci to creative director of Pringle of Scotland to creative director of Chloé to, finally, Givenchy, a brand steeped ...

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Serena Williams Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Photo Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian at the Met Gala in May. Credit Evan Agostini/Invision, via Associated Press Serena Williams has given birth to a girl, according to the United States Open’s official Twitter account and her coach. The highly anticipated announcement came late Friday afternoon as Serena’s sister Venus Williams romped over another opponent and into the fourth round ...

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Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise

LONDON — Saber rattling between the United States and North Korea sent financial markets in Europe and Asia lower on Wednesday as investors shifted their money into assets considered to be havens in times of trouble. Stocks in France and Germany were down more than 1 percent in early trading, while the FTSE 100 share index in London fell 0.8 ...

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The Lawyer, the Addict – The New York Times

In addition, he said, law students generally start school with their sense of self and their values intact. But, in his research, he said, he has found that the formal structure of law school starts to change that. Rather than hew to their internal self, students begin to focus on external values, he said, like status, comparative worth and competition. ...

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Tough Task for Next Uber Leader: Mending Fences With Drivers

“There are a lot of things about Uber that tip the balance to the passenger side,” said Harry Campbell, a Los Angeles-based Uber driver and founder of TheRideshareGuy, a resource site for drivers. “A lot of that seemed, rightly or wrongly, to stem from Travis, and a lot of drivers blamed him for that.” Photo A Lyft vehicle in the ...

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In China, Umbrellas and Basketballs Join the Sharing Economy

“But there’s no question that it’s a bubble,” he added. “It may have roots in something valuable, but can you really share everything?” Continue reading the main story Chinese entrepreneurs like Xu Min think that, quite possibly, you can. In March, the 30-year-old serial entrepreneur from Jiaxing, a town in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, came up with the ...

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China’s New Jetliner, the Comac C919, Takes Flight for First Time

Planning for the 158-seat C919 began more than a decade ago, but the plane has become a centerpiece of the country’s more recent ambitions to become largely self-sufficient in many high-tech goods and to export them as well. That plan, called Made in China 2025, worries many Western businesses who fear competing against government-supported Chinese companies. Photo Employees on Thursday ...

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Video of United Airlines Passenger Creates Furor in China, Too

Photo Images from video show a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago on Sunday. Credit Audra D. Bridges, via Associated Press BEIJING — A day after the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight provoked a social media furor in the United States, a similar outcry followed in China, after state-run news outlets ...

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