Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday (Feb. 7) following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all declined. M...

Tennessee Valley Authority announces cut of 120 IT jobs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority announced it will eliminate up to 120 jobs in its information technology office in an effort to cut cost s and improve performance. ...

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system...

India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Brazil on Saturday agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health. ...

Taiwan's GDP growth rate leaped to top of Asia's 4 tigers in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan roared ahead of the rest of Asia's four tigers in 2019 with a growth rate of 2.73 percent. On Tuesday (Jan. 21), the Directorate General of Budget, Accountin...

Next Russian PM a career bureaucrat with no political desire

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Mishustin never had any political ambitions as a career bureaucrat and his name didn't came up as a top candidate to become Russia's next prime minister. But th...

Prague inks partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three months after canceling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese...

AP Explains: Not all cyber threats equally worrisome

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted “attacks" at the rate of “10,000 times a mi...

Dissident blogger burns Chinese passport, calls on Taiwanese to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger burned his Chinese passport in Hualien on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and appealed to Taiwanese to cherish their hard-won democracy a...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

India-based firm pays California over foreign workers' visas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has settled with an India-based technology company that it accuses of misclassifying foreign workers and related tax fraud, the state attorney general's office sai...

Germany mulls how to attract skilled labor from outside EU

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting top German business and union officials on Monday to discuss how to attract skilled workers from outside the European Union as the country tries to ta...

Florida city mum on ransom demands by cyberattackers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city confirmed Friday that hackers seeking to extort money were responsible for crippling its computer systems earlier this week but officials have yet to decide whe...

Taiwan tycoon’s son rejected as chairman of Nan Shan Life Insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 36-year-old son of tycoon Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) was too inexperienced to take the position of chairman at Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., the Financial Supervisory Commi...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like F...