A surprisingly large number of people in China cannot speak Mandarin, also known as Putonghua, and the government is determined to clean up television and spread compliance
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Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified Enlist seed has gained USDA approval. Now the EPA must approve the herbicide that’s key to making the seed useful
The Cube is a tiny HD action-video camera priced at $99 for kids who can’t afford a GoPro, which can cost two to four times as much
If anything, the problem in the U.S. economy is too little inflation on the horizon—not too much
Airbus has reduced the width of a bathroom on the new A320s to restore space in the food-preparation area
Has anyone enjoyed being a CEO more than Oracle's sort-of outgoing Larry Ellison?
A new report suggests that student loan debt will reduce house sales by 8 percent, but other researchers aren't sure that loans are driving down demand for homes
Evan Thornley, Australian multimillionaire and co-founder of online advertising company LookSmart, has since apologized
What he does: director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
In position since: 2009
Why he is powerful: DeMarco has set the agenda for the Home Affordable Refinance Program, which is administered by government-sponsored entities Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to reduce the monthly mortgage payments from distressed homeowners. The FHFA, created in 2008, oversees Fannie and Freddie as well as Federal Home Loan Banks.