Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his li...

Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a market

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his li...

IKEA to pay $46M in boy's dresser tipover death, lawyers say

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — IKEA has agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died of injuries suffered when a 70-pound (32-kilogram) recalled dresser tipped over onto him, the family’...

IKEA travel mugs in Taiwan found to contain dangerous plasticizer levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A type of travel mug imported from India by IKEA has been found to contain extremely high plasticizer levels, according to Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

Taipei Metro inaugurates info kiosks at 5 major stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Metro system has added a new feature to help passengers travel around the city with ease — the “Metro e Touch” information kiosks. The digi...

Give the gift of winter white this holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) — White is snow and Santa’s beard, so why not share the joy by embracing the color in holiday gifts? The possibilities are endless, from home decor to apparel, bespoke ...

In Sweden, wanted man found asleep in store’s bed department

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store i...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 5 The Los Angeles Times on the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: ...

Son of Taiwan actor sued for obscene behavior at IKEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Max Lee (李堉睿), son of popular Taiwanese actor Lee Hsing-wen (李興文), has been sued by IKEA for illegally staying overnight at a New Taipei branch and pretending to shower an...

Taiwan's EPA launches waste reduction campaign

Whenever you buy something online, it arrives in a lot of unnecessary packaging and all these layers of cardboard and plastic become a burden on the planet. As such, Taiwan’s Environmental Pr...

Taiwan's ban on plastic straws kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's ban on the use of single-use plastic straws goes into effect today (July 1), although those who order take-out or delivery will receive a reprieve, for now. In ...

Taiwan to see plastic straws slashed by 100 million as new policy takes effect July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is expected to cut the number of plastic straws by 100 million with new regulations going into effect July 1, although the island consumes a staggering 3 billion st...

Millennial Money: 3 ways to curb a shopping urge

Shopping can be a form of relaxation, an entertaining way to spend time or even a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit. Whether you sometimes give in to a weakness for desi...

Swedish envoy seeking Taiwanese investment in Sweden

Sweden's new representative to Taiwan Håkan Jevrell pledged Monday to increase his country's profile in Taiwan to encourage more Taiwanese investment and vice versa, as he sees great pot...

Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Swedish giant Ikea is tackling the $40 billion Indian market for home furnishings, taking on local furniture makers in places like Hyderabad's bustling Nampally market. ...