Do you need a Roth 401(K)?

If you are saving for retirement, you probably know about the 401(k) and the Roth IRA too. But are you familiar with a Roth 401(k)? It's a bit of a mashup — a Roth product available ...

Record 44% of Hongkongers support Taiwan independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As protests against Beijing's hand-picked government in Hong Kong rages on, a poll released by the Hong Kong Public Opinion Program (HKPOP) on Tuesday (July 16) showed that...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck Tue...

Mobile payment growth highest among 26-35 age group in Taiwan

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Consumers in Taiwan aged 26-35 saw the highest growth in the use of mobile payment systems in the first half of this year, according to the results of a survey released Monday by...

Millennial Money: Credit score up? Build credit smarts, too

Well done, America. Credit scores across the nation are going up. On the other hand, knowledge of how credit works is declining. Consumers' grasp of credit is the l...

54% of Taiwan's employers planning 3.5% pay raise in H2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 54 percent of companies in Taiwan plan on giving their employees a 3.5 percent raise on average in the second half of this year, below the 6 percent average expectation ...

Quake shakes Bali in Indonesia, reports of minor damage

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java but didn't have the potential to cause a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Surve...

In Iran, some take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab. ...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....

Hong Kong protests augur murky outlook for financial hub

HONG KONG (AP) — It’s still the world’s “freest” economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protes...

Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock...

Han's wife in hot water for illegal 'luxury farmhouse' in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), is facing legal trouble as the Yunlin County Government yesterday declare...

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week after insisting that he was "absolutely moving forward," President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census. ...

Population of California town torched by wildfire down 90%

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New figures released by California Gov. Gavin Newsom show the town of Paradise has lost over 90% of its population since a wildfire killed 85 people last year. ...

56.9% people in Taiwan self-identify as Taiwanese: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 57 percent of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, the most in five years, according to a survey conducted by National Chengchi University's Election Study C...