China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing ser...

Taiwan exports honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan is exporting its “ponkan” honey oranges and cabbages to Singapore, a key destination for the government’s New Southbound Po...

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong." ...

Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China's Huawei would derail trade talks between the world's two largest economies. KE...

Asian shares higher despite growth worries, Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off the parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union. Weak Jap...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution...

Asian shares recover as China outlines 2019 policy plans

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's sl...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks took small losses Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December, but the market didn't come close to matching the plunges it took in the last few months. On Monday...

Stocks slip after China says exports fell in December

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world are down Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December. Fears about the health of China's economy and the global economy overall were a major...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after China reported a surprise...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washing...

World shares sink after China reports slowdown in exports

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Europe and Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street after China reported a slowdown in exports. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX los...

Asian shares decline as China reports slowdown in exports

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street, as China reported a slowdown in exports. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lo...

The Latest: China '18 trade surplus with US at record $323B

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade and the tariffs battle between the two biggest economies (all times local): 11:55 a.m. China's politically sensitive t...

Chinese customs data show December exports to US contracted 3.5 percent compared with year ago as Trump tariff hikes hit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese customs data show December exports to US contracted 3.5 percent compared with year ago as Trump tariff hikes hit.