Exporters Fear Losses After China Gives Zika Label to U.S.

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China’s move to add the U.S. to a list of Zika-infected nations worries exporters, who fear requirements to fumigate all containers.

What to Watch For at the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Conference

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Central bankers are gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for an annual economic symposium, this year titled “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future.” Here are several things to watch.

Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore

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Singapore became the first country to launch a self-driving taxi service, beating ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies to public road tests by mere days.

Fed Missteps Fueled 2016 Populist Revolt

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Once admired as wise and deft, the U.S. central bank failed to foresee the crisis and has struggled in its aftermath, fostering the rise of populism and distrust of institutions.

Miners Find South African Gold Recovers Its Luster

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After years battling depressed prices and cost-cutting, South African gold miners are regaining their shine, with the country’s top four gold producers announcing soaring profits and dividends.

WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook

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The messaging service WhatsApp will start sharing phone numbers and other data with Facebook, a shift in policy after vowing little would change when the app was acquired by the social network less than three years ago.

Monsanto Shelves Plans for New GMO Cotton Seeds in India

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Monsanto said that it has withdrawn an application to sell a new variety of genetically modified cotton seed in India because of its concerns over the country’s attempts to restrict the biotechnology business.

Fed Officials to Meet With Activists Before Jackson Hole

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When Federal Reserve officials gather for the Kansas City Fed’s high-profile policy conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo. this week, some of them will start with an unprecedented event.

China Moves to Ease Foreign Concerns on Cybersecurity Controls

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China is taking a more inclusive tack in imposing cybersecurity standards on foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over planned domestically-set controls.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Further

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The number of Americans applying for their first week of unemployment compensation fell again last week, the latest sign that a strengthening labor market is helping the economy rebound from a sluggish first half of the year.

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