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IMF Trims Economic Forecast for US

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The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. That would be an improvement over last year's lackluster 1.6 percent growth rate but down from the IMF's April forecast for growth this year of 2.3 percent.



Avis Teams up With Waymo on Self-Driving Car Program

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Avis Budget Group Inc. said Monday that it will provide fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo's program at its Avis and Budget car rental locations. Under the multiyear deal, Waymo's cars will receive automotive services such as cleanings and oil changes from Avis and be allowed to park at its locations.


China Tightens Online Video Controls, Jolting Investors

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Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues.


US Air Force Drone Crashes in Remote Area Near Mt. Whitney

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FILE - In a Monday, June 30, 2008, file photo, Beale Air Force Base Airmen work on an RQ-4 Global Hawk into its hangar at Beale Air Force Base in Yuba County, Calif. An RQ-4 Global Hawk crashed in a remote section of eastern California near Mt. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that the unmanned surveillance aircraft was making a routine trip Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from Edwards to its usual home at Beale Air Force Base when it crashed for unknown reasons.


Google's Search Engine Aims to Become Employment Engine

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This image provided by Google shows examples of help-wanted listings displayed on a smartphone. Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2017, job hunters will be able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search engine is collecting across the internet. Google will also show employer ratings from current and former workers, as well as typical commute times to where a job is located.


Europe's Vedecom, Israel's Karamba Developing Self-Driving Car

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - European self-driving car company Vedecom Tech and Israel's Karamba Security said on Monday they are partnering in developing fully autonomous cars that will be deployed for limited use in certain European cities within the coming year.


'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center Thursday, June 15, 2017, in New York. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it's called "The Human Project." They'll be asked to share a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events.


Two Suspected Al Qaeda Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

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Yemen-based AQAP has exploited a more than two-year-old civil war between the Iran-aligned Houthis and President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi's Saudi-backed government to enhance its influence in the impoverished country.


U.S. States Could Not Set Self-Driving Car Rules Under Republican Plan

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U.S. Representative Bob Latta, who chairs a key panel overseeing automobile regulation, called the draft legislation "an important step in establishing a framework to allow innovators to safely develop and test autonomous vehicles." He said Republicans want "to continue working with all parties in a bipartisan manner as we refine language and move toward a consensus package."