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Boeing cites U.S.-China trade fight as it trims 787 output

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during an April news conference after the company's annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum in Chicago. | AP

Boeing cut its production plan for the 787 jet after receiving fewer orders than expected from China, which has been locked in a trade battle ...

Mark Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday to discuss his plans for the new cryptocurrency Libra. | AP

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced bipartisan, hostile questions in a congressional hearing Wednesday focused on the social media company’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency ...

Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent’s leaders in quest to up Moscow’s influence, trade ties

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Military personnel gather under a Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160

Russia landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin’s opening ...

Young entrepreneurs with a mission bank on ‘Greta’ effect

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Jessica Lauria dressed as Greta Thunberg poses with her dog, Niko, a Shih Tzu, with both depicting climate change at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan, New York City, Sunday. | REUTERS

As the brains behind a hydroponics farming system in rural Kenya, 17-year-old Jefferson Kang’acha struggled to get noticed but he now expects the youth climate ...

Fiery Latin American protests seen as product of bust after years of economic boom

By Michael Weissenstein,Luis Andres Henao
- via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Demonstrators are seen in front of a burning barricade during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago Wednesday. | REUTERS

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist.Yet, from Port-au-Prince to ...

U.S. currency manipulation threat puts Asian nations on guard

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Asia is bracing for the latest U.S. Treasury report on foreign currency manipulators, coming in the middle of a trade war that shows no sign ...

Diaper rush: Conquering a $9 billion incontinence market no one wants to talk about

By Richa Naidu,Ritsuko Ando
- via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

Adult diapers marketed as feminine and sexy are displayed in a grocery store in Chicago on Oct. 11. | REUTERS

The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers ...

After spending decades on development, Honda must set a course for fledgling jet division

By Emery P. Dalesio
- via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

A HondaJet Elite is shown in production at Honda Aircraft Co. in Greensboro, North Carolina, on July 30. | AP

Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company — better known for its cars and lawn mowers — ...

Cars and auto parts comprise 60% of Japan trade hit by U.S.-China row

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

The port of Yokohama | KYODO

Japanese automobiles and car parts comprise 60 percent of roughly ¥150 billion ($1.38 billion) a year in trade affected by the protracted trade war between ...

Japan union federation to demand minimum wage of ¥1,100, up from current average of ¥901

via The Japan Times    Oct 24, 2019

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, holds a gathering in Tokyo earlier this month. | KYODO

Japan’s largest labor organization is set to seek a hike in the average hourly minimum wage at annual negotiations with employers next year in a ...




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