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Chinese investment hotspot and a state of emergency: What's going on in Ethiopia

Chinese investment hotspot and a state of emergency: What's going on in Ethiopia

Given the surprise resignation of its prime minister last week, CNBC takes a closer look at this major frontier market.
100 million Android users will now get more augmented reality apps, just like those on iPhone

100 million Android users will now get more augmented reality apps, just like those on iPhone

New apps will include experiences from Snapchat, Sotheby's, Porsche and JD.com, Google said.
Vaping? You could be inhaling lead and arsenic, a new study says

Vaping? You could be inhaling lead and arsenic, a new study says

Potentially unsafe levels of toxic chemicals were found in e-cigarette vapers, USA TODAY reports.

Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty Friday in Mueller probe

Gates' expected plea is considered an indication that he may be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Fed's bond buying during financial crisis was not that effective, economists say

Fed's bond buying during financial crisis was not that effective, economists say

A new paper was presented Friday by Wall Street and academic economists at the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum.
Goldman: These 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds — including Amazon — are beating the market

Goldman: These 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds — including Amazon — are beating the market

Goldman's "Hedge Fund VIP" list is outperforming the S&P 500 so far this year.
Smartphone sales are slowing and here are two key reasons why

Smartphone sales are slowing and here are two key reasons why

Global smartphone sales saw their first year-on-year fall in history, according to new data.
KFC issues tongue-in-cheek apology after UK chicken shortage causes restaurant closures

KFC issues tongue-in-cheek apology after UK chicken shortage causes restaurant closures

KFC posted a full-page apology in two British newspapers Friday, following a chicken shortage that forced the closure of hundreds of restaurants.
Trump administration unveils sweeping new sanctions targeting North Korea

Trump administration unveils sweeping new sanctions targeting North Korea

The Treasury Department said it was the biggest-ever set of sanctions to date for the rogue regime.

10 global hotspots for major human rights violations in 2017

The world witnessed a shocking rollback of human rights last year, according to Amnesty International’s latest report.

South Korea's new high-speed rail line is connecting the country

The new rail line connects South Korea’s capital to some of the country’s most remote villages.

Cost, not climate, is driving transition to renewables: BlackRock's Jim Barry

BlackRock's Jim Barry sought to emphasise the growing importance of renewables.
Steve Jobs’ pre-Apple job application details how he always wanted to get into tech

Steve Jobs’ pre-Apple job application details how he always wanted to get into tech

Steve Jobs' 1973 job application, written three years before he joined Apple, provides an early glimpse of his ambition to work in the tech industry.
Italian bonds set for worst week of year as election looms

Italian bonds set for worst week of year as election looms

Italian bond markets have proved resilient in the run-up to the March 4 election thanks to a stronger euro zone economy.
3 major pitfalls a leader can fall into — and ways to avoid these traps

3 major pitfalls a leader can fall into — and ways to avoid these traps

As leadership coach Chris Hallberg notes, "no one wants a Jekyll and Hyde character as their boss."

Pyeongchang is the most high-tech Olympics we've seen yet

From 5G, to virtual reality, this is the technology taking first place at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Euro predicted to surge this year as ECB unwinds its massive stimulus program

Euro predicted to surge this year as ECB unwinds its massive stimulus program

The euro could hit $1.30 in the next 12 months as the ECB unwinds its stimulus, analysts told CNBC.
Armed officer on the Florida high school campus did nothing to stop the shooter

Armed officer on the Florida high school campus did nothing to stop the shooter

The Florida school where a former student shot and killed 17 people is grappling with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S9, 5G and A.I.: What to expect from the biggest mobile show on earth

Samsung Galaxy S9, 5G and A.I.: What to expect from the biggest mobile show on earth

Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
A singing robot factory can’t find enough human workers

A singing robot factory can’t find enough human workers

Robotics firm Engineered Arts is less worried about robots replacing jobs than finding skilled workers in an increasingly automated economy.