New Defense Secretary Mark Esper will review the cloud computing contract, for which Amazon and Microsoft are finalists. President Trump has cited critics’ accusations of favoritism toward Amazon.
We kind of owe recycling to the Mafia and a 1987 garbage barge that couldn’t dock anywhere. That’s when cities started sending trucks to everyone’s homes to pick up glass bottles and cardboard boxes.
In Kentucky, a group of miners is staging a protest: blocking a railroad. The miners haven’t been paid since Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy, so they’re preventing a coal train from leaving the plant.
In a seaside district of England, “Brexiteers” are cheering that one of their own is now prime minister. They have high expectations of Boris Johnson, and will be unforgiving if he fails.
Democratic candidates are offering competing visions for how to tweak or overhaul the nation’s health care system ahead of this week’s presidential debate.
Power outages, increased crime and gasoline shortages are hurting Venezuela’s once-vaunted cattle industry. Herds have been halved and meat production is down by more than 60 percent.
Is Facebook a monopoly? NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips about the agency’s investigation into the social media giant for potential antitrust violations.
That’s good for farmers but bad for taxpayers, who subsidize government-backed crop insurance. The fate of research that forecasts these costs is in doubt as economists and scientists leave the USDA.
A certain number of seats at schools in India are reserved for those paying double or triple tuition. And unlike the Varsity Blues scandal here in the U.S., this behavior is legal in India.
Working mothers in Germany say they face prejudice and job discrimination in a country where many people still believe a mother’s place is in the home.