Scholarship access drives boom in school e-sports leagues

Scholarship access drives boom in school e-sports leagues

The E-sports industry is expected to rake in more than one billion dollars this year, setting a new record. Professional games are frequently broadcast on major sports networks and universities are actually offering scholarships to top gamers. And like many other sports, high school is a critical training ground.

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US Millennials are sinking in debt

US Millennials are sinking in debt

U.S. Millennials are falling behind when it comes their net worth. Burdened by student debt and rising healthcare and living costs, while facing stagnant wages, many are finding it hard to get by, let alone save for a rainy day.

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Former Mexican mining boomtown revived by tourism

Former Mexican mining boomtown revived by tourism

In the Americas, the history of many towns and cities followed a boom and bust cycle of local industries. Some of those towns are forgotten forever, but some bounce back, if conditions allow.
CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports on the newfound prosperity of one small town in Mexico and the forces that helped it rise from the ashes.

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Argentine President Macri fights for political survival in election

When Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidency in 2015, he was hailed as a pragmatic pro-business leader who would kick-start the country’s spluttering economy. Nearly four years on, Macri is seeking re-election and could be on the verge of a historic first-round defeat because of the economy’s failings. Joel Richards has this report.

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High-tech methods deployed to stop methane gas emissions

High-tech methods deployed to stop methane gas emissions

Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas, and if it leaks it can be dangerous, but finding those leaks can be difficult. It’s a serious problem that many companies involved with the oil and gas industry are busy trying to address. However, a new array of technologies offer potential solutions. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

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Tech companies seek markets outside of China

Tech companies seek markets outside of China

In the trade war, Chinese imports to the U.S. were hit with a new 15% tariff in September. Everything from smartwatches to smart speakers were on the list.  Some tech companies are looking outside of China for options.

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