Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

ROME (AP) — Italy's populist government has launched its new minimum income welfare program, fulfilling a key campaign promise of the 5-Star Movement to help reduce poverty and spur employment in the ...

International biotech professionals visit Taiwan for Microbiome and Probiotics Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week in Taipei, health and biotech professionals from around the world are meeting to discuss advances in health and nutrition at the fifth annual Microbiome R&D ...

FBI stepping up efforts to root out international corruption

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Mia...

Stock market turmoil pushes Norway's oil fund to loss

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Volatility in stock markets last year pushed Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, to report a loss of 485 billion kroner ($56.4 billion) for 2018...

Taiwan ranks 20th in 2018 International IP Index

Taiwan ranked 20th in the international intellectual property (IP) index issued Thursday by the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The GIPC report released its ...

Giant heroin spoon art is moved again, to drugmaker's gates

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — An artist has moved his giant sculpture of a burnt spoon to a Rhode Island drugmaker's office to protest the opioid crisis. The Providence Journal reports that ...

Snap and Capri Holdings rise while Electronic Arts tumbles

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Snap Inc., up $1.55 to $8.59 The social media company beat Wall Street forecasts on a surge in reven...

43 popular heart drugs found to contain carcinogens in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past few months, several popular heart and high blood pressure drugs have been recalled after they were discovered to contain potential cancer-causing particles. ...

US stocks snap higher on hopes of US-China trade resolution

U.S. stocks climbed in early trading Monday as hopes grew for progress in resolving trade frictions between the U.S. and China. Technology companies, health care stocks and retailers drove much of the...

Kohl's, Marathon, Amazon rise while Newmont Mining slips

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's Corporation, up $6.13 to $65.92 Retail stocks like Kohl's rallied the day after Christmas as investors cheered signs that Americans went out ...

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

SEATTLE (AP) — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President ...

Conagra and Twitter drop while Tilray, Newmont Mining climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., down $3.68 to $69.61 The drugstore chain reported lower s...

GSK, Pfizer to merge their healthcare divisions

LONDON (AP) — Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their healthcare divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion). British-bas...

Drug company Actelion to pay $360M in kickback probe

BOSTON (AP) — A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve allegations that it used a charitable foundation to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients. The U.S. atto...

The future of health on display at Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The future of health was on display at the 2018 Taiwan Healthcare Expo+ in Taipei on Nov. 30, where innovation, emerging technology, and fresh approaches to wellbeing were...