Sustainable funds hold their own as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — A steadier and more sustainable way to invest. That’s how a growing cadre of fund managers pitch their approach, one that considers how companies perform on environmental, social and g...

DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an in...

Online art fair Taipei Connections extended due to increased demand

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Taipei Connections, an online art fair, will be extending its run on the digital platform Ocula through Sunday (May 10). Taipei Dangdai announced on its website that Ta...

Commodities ripe for a rebound

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The near shutdown of the economy in response to COVID-19 has reduced demand for commodities like oil, lumber and copper and triggered sharp drops in their prices, but some analysts ...

China's economy in worst downturn since '70s in virus battle

BEIJING (AP) — China suffered its worst economic contraction since at least the 1970s in the first quarter as it fought the coronavirus, and weak consumer spending and factory activity point to ...

China suffers worst economic drop since '70s in virus battle

BEIJING (AP) — China suffered its worst economic contraction since since at least the 1970s in the first quarter as it fought the coronavirus, and weak consumer spending and factory activity suggest i...

A gusher of cash for stock investors is getting capped

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire hose of cash that's rained trillions of dollars on to those fortunate enough to own stocks is suddenly being choked off. Profits for U.S. companies piled up in...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world ...

On Wall Street, some optimism penetrates the uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.2 trillion of relief to an economy shocked by the coronavirus outbreak, leaving some on Wall Street cautiously optimistic that the panicky se...

China auto sales plunge in February amid virus shutdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February from a year ago after much of the economy was shut down to fight a virus outbreak, an industry group reported Thursday, adding to problems f...

Dow tumbles into bear market as coronavirus fears intensify

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks careened lower Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials sinking more than 1,400 points, as investors became more fearful that the Trump administration and other global go...

Plunging yields force investors and Fed to rethink strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The response in stock markets to the growing risk from the coronavirus has been swift and fierce. But a better gauge of fear on Wall Street may be the bond market, where the moves ov...

China's factories try to shield workers as output revives

BEIJING (AP) — To keep his 40 employees indoors and away from China’s virus outbreak, the manager of an electronics factory in Dongguan, near Hong Kong, says he hired a cook and arranged dormitories f...

Fed's Powell faces a puzzling crisis with no simple solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell is confronting his stiffest test yet as head of the Federal Reserve in an atmosphere vastly altered from what his predecessors faced. It makes an uncertain situation ev...

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promisi...