Group behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil denies foreign ties

HONG KONG  — The group behind the annual Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong said Sunday it will not cooperate with police conducting a national… Read more

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant… Read more

US hiring slows to just 235,000 jobs after 2 strong months

WASHINGTON — America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta… Read more

Stocks edge lower, on paces to end August solidly higher

Stocks were modestly lower in quiet trading Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit their latest record highs.

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US consumer confidence falls in August to 6-month low

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell in August to the lowest level since February amid rising concerns about the rapidly spreading delta variant… Read more

China extends control with online gaming crackdown

BEIJING — Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage the… Read more

China’s manufacturing sector slows as export demand weakens

BEIJING — China’s factory activity decelerated in August as export demand weakened, a survey showed Tuesday.

The monthly purchasing managers’… Read more

Residents warned as Louisiana braces for Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — Weather forecasters warned residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast to rush preparations Saturday in anticipation of an intensifying… Read more

UN team: Unclear if Fukushima cleanup can finish by 2051

TOKYO  — Too little is known about melted fuel inside damaged reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, even a decade after the disaster,… Read more