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Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recov...

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the...

Taiwan High Court handles appeal against will of Evergreen Group founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Oct. 29) began hearings in the appeal by a son of late Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa (張榮發) against a decision in favor of StarLu...

Mandarin Airlines to launch 7-day pleasure tours around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a series of pleasure flights successfully offered by major Taiwanese airlines in the summer as a way to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mandarin Airlines a...

Airbus reports new pandemic losses, but stops bleeding cash

PARIS (AP) — Struggling plane maker Airbus says new European virus lockdown measures are making its life “a bit more difficult,” as it announced 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) in pandemic-related los...

Boeing makes deeper job cuts as aircraft business slows

Boeing will cut more jobs as it continues to bleed money and lose revenue during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes. The company said Wednesday that it expec...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

LONDON (AP) — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand. The London-based oil company said Tuesday that profits, exclud...

Peach resumes flights between Taiwan and Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a seven-month suspension of all its international flights, Peach Aviation Limited announced that it would resume its international flight routes between Japan and Ta...

China may try to seize Taiwan's Dongsha islands during US election: Freeman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert on China warns that the communist regime may try to exploit chaos during the U.S. presidential election to seize Taiwan's Dongsha Islands ((東沙群島, Pratas Isla...

Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a month

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month. Stock benchmarks fell in Hon...

Business Highlights

___ As virus resurges, so does fear of more economic pain ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for more federal economic stimulus this year appear all but dead, cloudi...

Taiwan's StarLux Airlines to launch three international flight routes in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed upon the airline industry, Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines Co has announced that it will launch Bangkok, Osaka, an...

Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines to open flights from Taipei to Bangkok

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based EVA Air on Sunday (Oct. 25) will begin taking passengers on two weekly flights from Taipei to Bangkok after Thailand conditionally opened its borders, and Tai...

US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Friday it has tentatively approved plans by Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet to work together in scheduling and setting prices for flights betw...