Taiwan's eMask Ordering System now available in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second version of Taiwan's new mask-rationing website launched on Wednesday (March 25) with an English option. Individuals can place pre-orders for surgical mas...

Social distancing during the coronavirus? Try banking online

If the coronavirus has you self-isolating, you’re likely more concerned about staying in touch with loved ones and carefully planning your grocery excursions than about changing your money routine. ...

FDIC warns of scams saying banks in trouble from outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's bank regulators is urging Americans not to withdraw large sums of cash and to beware of fraudsters claiming that banks are limiting customers' access to their money...

Best strategies against virus: Track, isolate, communicate

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its rapid, inex...

Foreigners need NHI card, card reader to access Taiwan's mask website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After trial operations for a new website for real-name mask-rationing went online on Thursday (March 12), Taiwanese officials announced that foreigners only have the optio...

NYC officials knock down train and subway closure rumors

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — New York City officials moved swiftly Thursday to address a false text message spreading on social media claiming that the police department was planning to put containment action...

Taiwan mask-ordering website now live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to more efficiently distribute surgical face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, trial operations for a new website for real-name m...

ILO says working conditions improve in Thai seafood sector

BANGKOK (AP) — A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that s...

Lebanon begins 'historic' offshore oil drilling amid crisis

Beirut (AP) — Lebanon's president Thursday inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas, calling it a “historic day” for the cash-strapped country. ...

Liz Weston: Should you shift to a cash management account?

High-yield cash management accounts are popping up at brokerages nationwide, promising customers much better returns and higher insurance limits than they can get from traditional banks. ...

Texas to execute man who killed 5, including wife, children

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man is set to be executed Thursday evening after fatally shooting his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. ...

Venezuelan sentenced in $250,000-monthly ATM skimming scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Venezuelan man who pleaded guilty to stealing debit and credit card information from ATMs has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ricardo Abdel and his con...

Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks

BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch...

ATM density in Taiwan triple Asian average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 157 ATMs for every 100,000 adults in Taiwan, triple that of the average in Asia, the island country’s financial regulator said on Thursday (Jan. 16). As...

Police: Same suspect may be behind Florida ATM explosions

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three strikes, and he's in. A thief who authorities in Florida said likely blew up three ATMs was able to take money from a Regions Bank in Valrico on Sunday. Th...