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Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

Software, cloud companies seek easier bidding rules for govt contracts

Software product firms and cloud service providers have urged the government to revise the qualifying criteria for local suppliers to take part in public procurement...

Square posts upbeat profits while also announcing $29 billion deal for Afterpay

Square Inc.’s surprise release of its quarterly earnings report Sunday was its second-biggest news of the night, behind the announcement that it plans to purchase...

Here’s how much the 2021 NBA draft picks will earn on their rookie contracts

A group of new athletes joined the NBA fraternity on Thursday night as the league held its annual draft. For players, the team that drafts...

U.S. Reaches Deal With Germany Over Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The State Department detailed an agreement Wednesday between the U.S. and Germany allowing the completion of a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline, giving Germany and Russia...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...

India’s Covid-19 Crisis Tests the World’s Back Offices

India’s giant outsourcing firms are facing a two-front challenge: protecting the health of millions of employees as the nation suffers the world’s worst Covid-19 crisis,...

U.S. Will Provide Covid-19 Vaccines to 550,000 South Korean Troops Engaged With U.S. Forces

President Biden said Friday the U.S. will provide Covid-19 vaccines to 550,000 South Korean troops working in close contact with American forces in the region....

Intel earnings: We know who the next CEO is, but what decisions will be made before he arrives?

As Pat Gelsinger returns to Intel Corp. as chief executive, investors are likely to skim past the chip maker’s quarterly results and short-term outlook to...

Fed’s Harker sees ‘significant slowdown’ in U.S. economy in first three months of year

The U.S. economy will likely experience a significant slowdown early in 2021, Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said on Thursday. “On the national level,...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to debut on HBO Max and in theaters Christmas Day

Gal Gadot stars in “Wonder Woman 1984.” Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection The coronavirus pandemic has all but shuttered Hollywood’s box office for much of the...

Asymptomatic children who contract COVID-19 may ‘shed’ coronavirus for weeks

Should families double down on social distancing now that their kids are going back to school? A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that...