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The Force Behind Europe’s Populist Tide: Frustrated Youth

June 18, 2018 |

Struggling to find jobs, and often living at home, younger generations are propelling antiestablishment parties to new heights of power. The revolt helped created Western Europe’s first populist government, in Italy, and threatens to rear its head across the south. What’s News Europe

China Warns U.S. Firms as Trade War Brews: Buckle Up

June 17, 2018 |

While a trade battle between the U.S. and China would inflict pain on businesses and consumers in both countries, in the crosshairs, in particular, are multinationals with a footprint in the mainland. What’s News Asia

U.S. Auto Makers Are Putting Smaller Engines Into Big Trucks So They Guzzle Less Gas

June 17, 2018 |

Big U.S. car makers are standing by many recent tech innovations to increase fuel efficiency, including smaller engines for pickup trucks, even as the Trump administration moves to relax gas-mileage standards US Business

Introducing North Macedonia, Europe’s Newest Nation

June 17, 2018 |

Macedonia will rename itself “North Macedonia” as part of a landmark agreement with Greece aimed at ending a 27-year-old dispute between the two countries. What’s News Europe

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: You’re in Luck at Whole Foods

June 17, 2018 |

One year after bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is offering Prime members discounts and perks at the grocer, in an effort to capture even more of their spending. US Business

Demand for Tighter Border Threatens to Undo German Government

June 17, 2018 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives are holding last-ditch talks to defuse an escalating dispute over immigration and avert a breakup of her government as the Interior minister says he will tighten border policing on Monday. What’s News Europe

How Computers Could Make Your Customer-Service Calls More Human

June 17, 2018 |

The robotic call-center agent reading from a script is getting a makeover as a number of companies develop software to give agents real-time feedback about how their customer conversations are going. US Business

Apple’s Next Laptops Could Be More iPhone Than Mac

June 16, 2018 |

As efficient mobile processors overtake their laptop-powering counterparts, Apple could switch MacBooks over to its own custom chips. US Business

UPS’s $20 Billion Problem: Operations Stuck in the 20th Century

June 16, 2018 |

As the package giant tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, it must update a delivery network whose processes sometimes hark to a past era; a $ 20 billion catch-up bill. US Business

China Delivers on Retaliatory Tariffs as Trade Feud Heats Up

June 16, 2018 |

Beijing retaliated against planned U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods by targeting high-value American exports, bringing the world’s two biggest economies closer to an all-out trade war. What’s News Asia