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Feeling flush: Japan's high-tech toilets go global

As Japan plays host to a record influx of tourists, one of the country's more private attractions—the high-tech toilet—is becoming a must-have in luxury bathrooms worldwide.

Business

What day is it? UAE works on Friday for first time

Employees and schoolchildren juggled work and studies with weekly Muslim prayers on the first ever working Friday in the United Arab Emirates as the Gulf country formally switched to a Saturday-Sunday weekend.

Business

Virus upends outsourcing as firms 'reshore', embrace AI

Coronavirus is permanently shaking up the global outsourcing industry as lockdowns from Bangalore to Manila prompt firms to "reshore" jobs and, with AI, to move further away from needing humans at all.

Automotive

Ford CEO: No plan to spin off EV business, but change coming

The CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the automaker has no plans to spin off its electric vehicle or internal combustion businesses, but is reinventing itself by removing costs and ramping up for large-scale EV and software sales.

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