Visiting US officials discuss bilateral trade relationship with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach reportedly met with Taiwanese officials to talk about economic cooperat...

Taiwan reaps US$64 billion bonanza from companies fleeing China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trade tensions between the U.S. and China exacerbated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have brought Taiwan a bonanza of NT$1.890 trillion (US$64 billion) in investment ...

Drone maker hurt by US-China rift, opening door to US rivals

Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all...

Black in Berlin: Group seeks more diversity in tech industry

BERLIN (AP) — The beginning of 2019 is when Kave Bulambo really started to wonder: Where are all the Black software engineers in Berlin? Bulambo, who grew up in South Africa and move...

New Dutch envoy to Taiwan keen to explore country’s hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new head of the Netherlands Office Taipei revealed how excited he was about his new life in Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 4) and said he was looking forward to discovering t...

Milwaukee misses Democratic convention: 'It is a gut punch'

Downtown Milwaukee restaurant owner Omar Shaikh envisioned overflowing crowds, packed dining rooms and a big payday when the Democratic National Convention came to town. Shaikh, chai...

Asian shares extend rally; S&P 500 within 1% of record

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.9%...

India to ban imports on over 100 items of military equipment

India's Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that it will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an attempt to boost its indigenous production. The move is New Delhi's latest e...

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus keeps forcing layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy. ...

Zuckerberg, Bezos, other tech CEOs testify on competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google's Sundar Pichai and Apple's Tim Cook — will answer for their companies’ practices before Congress at a he...

India's ban on Chinese apps threatens economic ties with Beijing

India has banned 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok, with authorities saying the apps were used for "activities" that were"prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, se...

Can India wean off its economic reliance on China?

The recent clashes between Chinese and Indian troops along the two nations' disputed border have heightened anti-China sentiment in India and triggered calls for a total ban on trade with that cou...

Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. ...

Netflix CEO to donate $120M to historically black colleges

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The couple is giving $4...

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___ Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future WASHINGTON (AP) — Layoffs are slowing, unemployment is declining and hiring is gradually rising, su...