News tagged with economic woes

Caracas to begin four months of water rationing

Water use in Caracas will be rationed for at least four months due to drought, authorities said Tuesday, as Venezuela grapples with shortages of basic goods which have spurred massive anti-government protests.

dateMay 06, 2014 in Environment
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US urges China to probe, halt cyber spying

Beijing must take steps to investigate and halt cybercrime, a top US official said Monday, warning the international community cannot tolerate the widespread hacking coming from China.

dateMar 11, 2013 in Internet
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China steps up defence on hacking allegations

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a "commercial stunt" and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Internet
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China cuts 2012 rare earths export quota

(AP) -- China announced a cut Tuesday in its rare earths export quota as it tries to shore up sagging prices for the exotic metals used in mobile phones and other high-tech goods.

dateDec 28, 2011 in Business
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Spike in suicide calls due to economy

(AP) -- Economic woes are weighing heavily on some Americans - so much so that the federal government is boosting financial support for suicide prevention centers around the nation.

dateAug 06, 2009 in Health
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