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Scientists Exit Mars Simulation After One Year in Isolation

Scientists Exit Mars Simulation After One Year in Isolation

A team of six scientists have completed a simulation of a Mars mission after living in near isolation for a year in Hawaii. The international team left their dome on Aug. 28th, after 12 months, surviving on space food and only venturing outside in spacesuits. Photo: AP

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Facebook to Allow Users to Trigger  ‘Safety Check’ Feature

Facebook to Allow Users to Trigger ‘Safety Check’ Feature

Facebook Inc. said Monday that it is planning for communities to be able to trigger its “safety check” function instead of the social media giant having sole control over it during a disaster.

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’Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking Are in Short Supply

’Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking Are in Short Supply

Companies across the U.S. say it is becoming increasingly tough to find job applicants who have ‘soft skills’ like the ability to communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve and get along with co-workers.

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Apple expected to unveil iPhone 7 on Sept. 7

Apple expected to unveil iPhone 7 on Sept. 7

Apple Inc. will likely release its next-generation iPhones and provide other hardware and software updates when it hosts an event at the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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EU Set to Rule Apple Tax Deals With Ireland Illegal

EU Set to Rule Apple Tax Deals With Ireland Illegal

The European Union’s antitrust regulator is poised to rule as soon as Tuesday that Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland have breached the bloc’s state-aid rules, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $36 Million in Stock

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $36 Million in Stock

Apple CEO Tim Cook reaped a $36 million windfall from selling a block of compensation stock that had previously been restricted, according a new SEC filing. WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains. Photo: Bloomberg

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Uber Halts Abu Dhabi Operations as Drivers Detained

Uber Halts Abu Dhabi Operations as Drivers Detained

Ride-hailing app operators Uber and Careem halted operations in Abu Dhabi as they sought clarity from regulators about the fate of several drivers who had been detained.

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EU Scrutinizes WhatsApp Data-Sharing Plan

EU Scrutinizes WhatsApp Data-Sharing Plan

European privacy regulators are investigating messaging service WhatsApp’s plan to share user information including phone numbers with its parent, Facebook Inc., adding to pressure on both sides of the Atlantic over the social media firm’s privacy practices.

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German Vice Chancellor Warns on Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks

German Vice Chancellor Warns on Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks

Germany’s Vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned that negotiations to build a vast trans-Atlantic free-trade zone have failed, amid mounting criticism of the deal, particularly in Germany and France.

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Singapore Wealth Fund to Acquire Stake in Top Vietnam Bank

Singapore Wealth Fund to Acquire Stake in Top Vietnam Bank

Singapore’s sovereign-wealth fund GIC will acquire the stake in Vietcombank, Vietnam’s largest bank by market capitalization, the latest deal for a slice of one of Asia’s hottest frontier markets.

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Android 7 Nougat: New Emojis, Split-Screen Apps

Android 7 Nougat: New Emojis, Split-Screen Apps

Google is rolling out a new flavor of Android to the first wave of devices. WSJ’s Nathan Olivarez-Giles explains how it could make you more productive. Photo: Monika Auger for The Wall Street Journal

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Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize.

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Stocks Down on U.S. Rate Prospects

Stocks Down on U.S. Rate Prospects

European and Asian stocks declined while the dollar strengthened, amid growing conviction the Federal Reserve would raise short-term interest rates later this year.

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Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Reinvent Themselves

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Reinvent Themselves

The banking firms have turned to more basic businesses, betting that the cachet of their brand names can overcome a lack of experience in dealing with the deposits and loans of middle-class Americans.

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Why Some Teens Say No To Facebook and Instagram

Why Some Teens Say No To Facebook and Instagram

Some teens are just saying no to social media, and are in the minority of their peers who constantly check Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation Christine Rosen and 14-year-old Raya Kenney join Lunch Break to discuss. Photo: iStock

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