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The coronavirus symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself

As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death — and the number of infections grows worldwide — many people are wondering what symptoms […]

Trump’s signature NAFTA rewrite could actually dampen US growth, new analysis finds

President Donald Trump this month hailed his signature rewrite of North American commerce rules as the “best and most important trade deal […]

‘Millennials are spending more on almost every vice,’ survey finds

Workers on the lower end of the income spectrum, earning less than $30,000 a year, spend a greater portion of […]

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

A new generation of reactors will start producing power in the next few years. They’re comparatively tiny—and may be key […]

History’s largest mining operation is about to begin

© Elicia Edijanto Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time […]

The Water Wars that Defined the American West Are Heading East

CAMILLA, Ga.—Water stress, a hallmark of the American West, is spreading east. The shift is evident on Casey Cox’s family […]

Think celebrities and CEOs make way too much money? Check out this chart

By Shawn Langlois In 2016 pop diva Taylor Swift sung her way to $170 million in earnings to take the top […]

Manure, trash and wastewater: US utilities get dirty in climate fight

By Nichola Groom PIXLEY, Calif., Oct 23 (Reuters) – Joey Airoso has always been proud of his cows, whose milk […]

Trump Has Already Lost His Pricey China Trade War, Paul Krugman Warns

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman warned Sunday that President Donald Trump is handing China what it wants as the nations a trade war that has cost Americans billions […]

Wall Street doubles down on China while corporate America now moves the other way

The trade war has caused corporate America to rethink its long-term commitment to doing business in China: Some 40% of […]