Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to dozens of outside companies in more...

Facebook shared user information with 52 hardware and software makers, including some based in China, under agreements designed to make its social media platform work more effectively on smartphones...

Trump presses Saudis to increase oil production in face of rising gas prices

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump said Saturday that he has asked Saudi King Salman to increase oil production to help ease pressure on rising gas prices, which have threatened...

California, home of the first soda tax, agrees to ban them

The beverage industry scored a defining victory in its battle against soda taxes this week as California lawmakers voted to bar future local taxes on sugary drinks. The state had...

GM says new Trump auto tariffs threaten American jobs

General Motors came out swinging Friday against President Trump’s proposed tariffs on foreign automobiles, saying they risked weakening the company’s global competitiveness and would lead to job cuts at...

SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Unlike HAL, it won’t be able to open the pod bay doors. Its programming is limited, capable of conversation and technical support but not much...

Trump calls for another round of tax cuts, further reductions to corporate tax rate

President Trump on Friday said he wanted to further lower the corporate tax rate, from 21 percent to 20 percent, as part of a second round of tax cuts...

America’s severe trucker shortage could undermine the prosperous economy

LAKE MILTON, Ohio — Bob Blocksom, an 87-year-old former insurance salesman, needs a job. He hasn’t saved enough money for his retirement. And trucking companies, desperate for workers,...

I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.

I’m obsessed with my virtual trees. I’ve been planting them for two weeks now, ever since I wrote a story about a growing group of rebel developers trying to wean...

Trump official seeks sanctions for Chinese leaders on human rights concerns

Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, is pressing the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Chinese leaders associated with the country’s crackdown on faith groups, according to...

Inspector general will review Zinke’s involvement in land deal backed by Halliburton’s chairman

The Interior Department’s inspector general has opened an investigative complaint regarding Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a Montana land development deal backed by the chairman of the oil services...