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The number of billionaires in China went down by 161 because of a plunge in Chinese stock markets and weak currency CNN BUSINESS >

FedEx unveiled SameDay Bot, an autonomous delivery service to be tested in some markets this summer. TECHCRUNCH >

Africa’s richest man has a plan plan to reduce Nigeria’s dependency on fuel imports. It will will carve out an even bigger slice of the nation’s $376 billion economy for his empire. BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK>

Changes in tax laws can also leave owners with unexpectedly large bills, and tax advisers warn it can happen to more companies this year. AP >


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This composite image shows a robot monitoring participants at left and the robot’s display at right.
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Researchers working on app that sees injury risks at work

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them if they risk musculoskeletal injuries in real time, and they’re using their knowledge to develop an app. The researchers used machine learning ...