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Record heatwave grips Western U.S.
July 24, 2024

Record heatwave grips Western U.S.

Millions of Americans are under excessive heat warnings in Western United States, as a “long-duration heat wave” continues to grip much of California. Record high temperatures have been recorded in several locations, as the state continues to battle dozens of active fires. Ediz Tiyansan reports […]

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July 21, 2024

Mexico embraces AI

As artificial intelligence advances in leaps and bounds, the debate around harnessing its potential as a tool for business continues. In Mexico, one of Latin America’s most connected countries, small and medium-sized businesses are beginning to embrace the technology. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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July 20, 2024

U.S.-China Sister Cities Summit

In the city of Tacoma in Washington state, officials from across the U.S. and China have gathered to discuss business, trade, and friendship. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports the details about an event that’s aiming to help jumpstart people-to-people relations.

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July 20, 2024

Toys: A new side-hustle

According to a new survey from consumer financial services company, Bankrate, engaging in a side-hustle continues to be a big trend in 2024, with more than 1 in 3 Americans finding another way to generate income apart from their day job.  One side-gig growing in […]

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July 20, 2024

Who was impacted by the global tech outage?

Businesses around the world are rushing to get their systems back up and running after a global tech outage. Many industries including travel, health care, and banks were heavily impacted. The service disruption is linked to the cybersecurity program CrowdStrike running on many Microsoft Windows […]

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July 19, 2024

Mexico-China trade shines at expo

Mexico’s trade relationship with China is growing rapidly, with annual growth rates in cross-Pacific commerce soaring last year. This comes, in part, from business relationships built on trust and experience. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports that many of those relationships begin with encounters at industrial events […]

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See the impact of Trump’s trade policies on U.S. manufacturing
July 18, 2024

See the impact of Trump’s trade policies on U.S. manufacturing

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has upended the Republican Party convention. But Trump and the delegates who’ve formally nominated him as their presidential candidate are in Milwaukee to consider fundamental policies. And that includes trade and its implications for American manufacturing. Owen Fairclough reports […]

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Mexico passes new law ensuring right to adequate food
July 17, 2024

Mexico passes new law ensuring right to adequate food

Mexico may be a developing country, but it’s setting a global example when it comes to tackling food insecurity and malnutrition, as recent landmark legislation in the country seeks to put an end to hunger, one of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. […]

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U.S. faces severe nursing shortage
July 17, 2024

U.S. faces severe nursing shortage

The United States is facing a severe nursing shortage, driving up healthcare costs and diminishing the quality of care. A federal labor report projects there will be more than 190,000 nursing job openings every year through at least 2032, and not enough applicants to fill […]

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Amazon holds tenth Prime Day
July 16, 2024

Amazon holds tenth Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day takes place from Tuesday, July 16, to Wednesday, July 17. The world’s largest online retailer, is slashing its prices. The internet marketplace turned tech giant, which is responsible for more than a third of all online retail sales in the U.S., will […]

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July 14, 2024

COVID cases are climbing in the U.S. amid summer travel

  Across the U.S., a number of states are now seeing “high” or “very high” levels of coronavirus in their wastewater testing, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It marks the biggest surge in COVID-19 since last winter and […]

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July 13, 2024

Semiconductors and the future of medical technology

  Technologists and companies involved in the semiconductor industry are gathering in San Francisco for the SEMICON conference. As part of the event, experts in the health profession are also looking for ways to make medical technology smarter.

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July 13, 2024

What to expect at the Republican National Convention

  Former U.S. President Donald Trump can look forward to officially becoming the Republican presidential nominee next week at the Republican National Convention in Wisconsin, a so-called “swing state,” whose voters might be pivotal in determining who becomes the next country’s next leader.

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July 11, 2024

World Population Day

July 11th is designated by the United Nations as World Population Day — marking the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, whose main objective is “the recognition that women’s sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are cornerstones of sustainable development.” […]

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July 7, 2024

Three years after Haiti’s president was assassinated

  Three years after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Haiti remains in a state of turmoil. The ongoing investigation has been fraught with delays, leading to widespread skepticism about whether justice will ever be served. Harold Isaac reports from Port-au-Prince on the current state […]

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July 7, 2024

San Diego becomes a hot spot for U.S. migrant crossings

  Migrant crossings into the United States from its southern border have shifted from Texas toward California in recent months. The latest numbers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveal that for the first time in decades, the San Diego sector became the busiest […]

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July 7, 2024

Biden faces a critical time in his re-election campaign

  U.S. President Joe Biden remains under pressure to prove that he is mentally and physically fit enough to beat Donald Trump at the polls in November. Five Democrats in Congress are now publicly calling on him to make way for a new presidential nominee. […]

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July 6, 2024

Role of social media in U.S. election campaigns

  Four months from now, voters will go to the polls in the United States to elect their next president. The two major prospective nominees, as well as third party candidates, have been getting their messages out using traditional means like rallies, TV ads and […]

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July 6, 2024

Arthur Lira discusses G20 meetings and China-Brazil relations

  The President of Brazil’s Federal Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira, says he supports his country’s growing involvement in the international arena, including the development of deeper relations with China. This, as the two countries celebrate 50 years of formal diplomatic relations. In an  interview […]

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July 6, 2024

Celebrating China-Brazil friendship

  Brazil and China are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations, first forged in 1974. But the deepening ties between the countries extend well beyond the direct government-to-government contacts taking place between top leaders. Our correspondent in Brazil, Paulo Cabral, sent us this report on […]

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Bolivia's economy
July 5, 2024

Bolivia’s economy

In the wake of an apparent failed coup attempt, Bolivians are getting back to normality and that, for many, is economic hardship fueled by a longtime over-dependence on, and now shortage of, U.S. dollars. Dan Collyns reports.

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July 4, 2024

Hurricane Beryl heads toward Mexico after hammering Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl, the first powerful storm of the season, hit Jamaica and other Caribbean islands on Wednesday, causing significant destruction and at least seven deaths. The hurricane is now moving towards Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and popular tourist destinations. More details from CGTN’s Franc Contreras.  

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July 4, 2024

Impact of 2024 U.S. presidential election on social media companies

Social media has significantly influenced the past two U.S. presidential elections and continues to do so as the upcoming November election approaches. The outcome of a win for either Biden or Trump could have implications for social media platforms as publicly traded companies. CGTN’s John […]

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