EarthWord–Cracking

July 11, 2018@7:13 PM TFP Editor 0

Release Date: October 4, 2017 This EarthWord is probably what you’ve been doing thanks to our fantastic puns… EarthWords is an on-going series in which we shed some light on the complicated, often difficult-to-pronounce language of science. Think of us as your terminology tour-guides, and meet us back here every week for a new word! The EarthWord: Cracking Definition: It may sound like it’s related to fracking, but cracking actually has little to do with hydraulic fracturing. Instead, it’s when larger molecules in petroleum break [Read More]

China’s ZTE clears hurdle to lifting U.S. ban

July 11, 2018@4:33 PM TFP Editor 0

The United States said on Wednesday that it signed an agreement with ZTE Corp that paves the way for the Chinese tech company to resume operations after a nearly three-month ban on doing business with American suppliers. Read on Reuters

Stocks slide on trade war worries; oil, metals fall

July 11, 2018@2:41 PM TFP Editor 0

U.S. stocks extended losses on Wednesday, set to snap their four-day winning streak, and metals prices slumped as U.S. threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the world’s two biggest economies closer to a full-scale trade war. Read on Reuters