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China says it tops Japan as No. 2 economy

China says it tops Japan as No. 2 economy

China has surpassed Japan to become the world’s second largest economy, lagging only behind the United States, a Chinese government official said in remarks published on Friday.

Google search working again in China

Google search working again in China

Google users in China were temporary blocked from accessing the search engine, the company said Thursday, but the site was was once again working a few hours later.

Dollar sinks on recovery doubts

Dollar sinks on recovery doubts

The dollar continued to slide this week, hovering near monthly lows versus major currencies as worries about an economic slowdown weighed on investors.

Desperately seeking math and science majors

Desperately seeking math and science majors

Applied Materials had to fly in 100 interviewers just to screen all the job applicants for its new Solar Technology Center in Xi’an, China, last year. The company wanted to fill 260 high-tech jobs. It got 26,000 resumes. A fraction of those applicants were invited to interview. The final selectees, board member Andy Karsner tells me, „were top-of-their-class, English-speaking engineers. They’re the best of the best.” Now some of the most advanced research in this high-value, fast-growing field is being…

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Dollar recovers after EU stress tests

Dollar recovers after EU stress tests

Investors are considering European stress test results, as stocks remain volatile, worries about a sluggish U.S. economic recovery persist and confidence in the euro zone and nations abroad increases.

Couple charged with GM hybrid tech theft

Couple charged with GM hybrid tech theft

Federal authorities in Detroit charged a Michigan couple Thursday with stealing information about hybrid vehicle technology from General Motors and attempting to put it to use for a Chinese car company.

Baidu profit doubles in record quarter

Baidu profit doubles in record quarter

While Google struggles with the Chinese market, local search giant Baidu is soaring to new heights. Baidu said Wednesday that its earnings doubled in the most recent quarter as its sales hit a record high.

The United States of…China?

The United States of…China?

China’s great outward march of investing into the United States is turning into a mad dash. Chinese investments into the U.S. rose 360% in the first half of this year compared to last year, according to Chinese government figures released Tuesday.

Boeing: $9.1B order from Emirates

Boeing: $9.1B order from Emirates

Boeing secured an order for 30 of its 777 jets for $9.1 billion from Emirates Airlines, the companies announced Monday, as the commercial aircraft maker continues to bounce back from the recession.