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American tropics, Amazon origins

A new study is suggesting many of the plants and animals that call Latin America home may actually have their roots in the Amazon. The study, co-authored by Harvard Visiting Scholar Alexandre Antonelli and an international team of researchers, found that a dynamic process of colonization and speciation led to ...

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The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

BERKELEY, Calif. — The house at 1310 Haskell Street does not look worthy of a bitter neighborhood war. The roof is rotting, the paint is chipping, and while the lot is long and spacious, the backyard has little beyond overgrown weeds and a garage sprouting moss. The owner was known ...

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American Express Chief Executive Ken Chenault to Step Down

Kenneth I. Chenault, one of the longest-serving executives in finance and one of corporate America’s few black top leaders, will retire next year as the chairman and chief executive of American Express. Under Mr. Chenault’s leadership, American Express expanded beyond its core market of corporate customers and wealthy cardholders to ...

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Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs

A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Frogs and salamanders are currently among the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. The two most ...

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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

HONG KONG — The technology world’s $ 400 billion-and-up club — long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — needs to make room for two Chinese members. The Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, Chinese companies that dominate their home market, have rocketed this ...

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American Companies Still Make Aluminum. In Iceland.

REYDARFJORDUR, Iceland — Where did the United States’ aluminum smelters go? More than 30 of the giant factories once dotted the American landscape, sucking down huge amounts of electricity to produce the metal for car parts, beer cans and aluminum foil. Now there are just five smelters — all facing ...

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Questions Cloud Risky Raid That Killed an American Commando in Yemen

By ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER February 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Just five days after taking office, over dinner with his newly installed secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Trump was presented with the first of what will be many life-or-death decisions: whether to approve a commando ...

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Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Could Damage American Factories

HOLLAND, Mich. — While much of the American political class has been consumed with recriminations over the wrenching loss of manufacturing jobs, Chuck Reid has been quietly adding them. His company, First Class Seating, makes recliner seats for movie theaters here at a factory on the shores of Lake Michigan. ...

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