Xi Jinping's rule increases press restrictions in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New York Times journalist who covered events in China for seven years until his recent expulsion has spoken of the deteriorating media environment in the country under t...

US to impose restrictions on more Chinese media outlets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington is expected to list four more state-run Chinese media outlets as foreign embassies, restricting their operations on U.S. soil. The move by the State Departme...

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family wh...

Business Highlights

___ Looting devastates businesses already shaken by virus NEW YORK (AP) — Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small busine...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closing higher on Wall Street Tuesday for the third day in a row, continuing a stretch of gains for the market. Major indexes wavered through the morning then turned solidly h...

Cambodian leader denies China’s navy granted basing rights

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader declared Monday that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships fr...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

Business Highlights

___ Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality As thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, compani...

Trump comments raise governor's ire ahead of visit to Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills urged Republican President Donald Trump to “check the rhetoric at the door" when he pays a visit Friday to a manufacturer of specialized swabs used i...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday after shaking off a wobbly start. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and communications companies accounted for a b...

Coty, Beyond Meat rise; Pfizer, Gilead Sciences fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Coty Inc., up 76 cents to $4.39. The maker of Clairol is selling a majority stake in i...

Businesses ramp up operations as nations prep for tourists

BELT-LOOSENING: — Chuy's Holdings, which runs restaurants that make Tex-Mex inspired dishes, has re-opened a majority of its dining rooms. The company said Monday that 87 of its dini...

Cambodian leader denies China's navy granted basing rights

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader declared Monday that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, in...

This Week: Construction spending, Gap earns, jobs data

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON CONSTRUCTION Economists project that U.S. construction spending fell sh...