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Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth 40%

Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it, evolved an energy-expensive process called photorespiration that drastically suppresses their yield potential. Researchers from the University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service ...

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Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of ’08 Unhealed

Supported by Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of ’08 Unhealed Image A textile factory in China. The country’s growth is slowing more than experts anticipated.CreditCreditAgence France-Presse — Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman Dec. 1, 2018 LONDON — Only a few months ago, the world’s fortunes appeared increasingly robust. For ...

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As China Curbs Borrowing, Growth Shows Signs of Faltering

As China Curbs Borrowing, Growth Shows Signs of Faltering Image A factory in Hangzhou, China. An economic slowdown in the country — coupled with the knock-on effects of widening trade disputes and slowing growth in Europe — may augur poorly for the global economy.CreditCHINATOPIX, via Associated Press By Keith Bradsher ...

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More Jobs, Faster Growth and Now, the Threat of a Trade War

Jerome H. Powell, the new Federal Reserve chairman, on Friday visited a Chicago incubator for industrial start-ups, highlighting the role of manufacturing in the recovery. Lyndon French for The New York Times The rapidly escalating trade conflict with China has upended the prevailing economic dynamic of falling unemployment and faster ...

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Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO — Snap went public in March in what was one of the tech industry’s most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. Then the messaging and media company promptly posted dismal financial results for two consecutive quarters, piercing the hype. On Tuesday, Snap continued to disappoint with ...

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China’s Addiction to Debt Now Threatens Its Growth

SHANGHAI — China has gone on a spending spree, borrowing money to build cities, create manufacturing giants and nurture financial markets — money that has helped drive the economic powerhouse in recent years. But the debt-fueled binge now threatens to sap growth in the world’s second largest economy. With its ...

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