China's annual meeting of parliament heavy on rhetoric

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2019 marks a sensitive year for the Chinese Communist Party, and leading officials are ramping up rhetoric to ensure members maintain loyalty and respect core party values...

Home affordability watch: Priciest and cheapest time zones

Cities in the Pacific time zone have the least-affordable housing in the country, and the Central time zone has the most-affordable housing. Each quarter, NerdWallet calculates the h...

World economic growth forecasts cut amid trade concerns

PARIS (AP) — A top economic watchdog has cut its forecasts for global economic growth due to the impact of trade disputes, Brexit and weakening demand in Europe and China. The Organi...

China's slowing economy casts shadow over National People's Congress

Thousands of delegates from across China have descended on Beijing to attend the annual gathering of the National People's Congress (NPC), which kicks off on Tuesday and ends next Friday (March 5-...

The Latest: Powell: No comment on Yellen criticism of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony to Congress (all times local): ___ 10:20 a.m. Federal Reserve C...

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___ Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration isn't just focused on those who ...

Another ceasefire: Can the US and China end their trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief swept across world financial markets Monday after President Donald Trump pushed back a March 2 deadline in a trade dispute with China. But the respite might ...

Yellen critical of Trump's grasp of economic policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she doubts that President Donald Trump has a good grasp of economic policy or even knows the Federal Reserve's mandates. ...

Taiwan ranked 10th on Economic Freedom Index by Heritage Foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Washington D.C. based think tank, the Heritage Foundation, released their annual Index of Economic Freedom for the year of 2019, with Taiwan making its best showing si...

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Japan's central bank has warned of unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as the country's population declines. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda t...

Complaints of LA teachers echo demands from other walkouts

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last...

New Taiwan premier to keep old economics team: senior political source

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's new premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), will be keeping on the economics and finance team from the previous Cabinet, but will make changes in other ministries and departments, ...

Germany: New leader of Merkel's party finds role for rival

BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party has given an advisory role to her narrowly defeated rival. The Christian Democratic Union is keen...

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman talks 2019 housing trends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. is on track to finish the year with an annual decline in home sales for the first time since 2014. Home sales have plunged over the past 12 months and man...

Euro currency remains a work in progress on 20th birthday

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro is about to celebrate its 20th birthday, but the countries that use it are still wrestling over how the shared currency should work and how to fix flaws exposed by t...