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Taiwan workers paid average year-end bonus of NT$71,968

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employees received an average year-end bonus of over NT$70,000 (US$2,400) for their work in 2021, with those working in shipping receiving the biggest payout, according to...

Arozarena, Álvarez, Bichette among 16 whose deals renewed

Rookie of the Year winners Randy Arozarena and Yordan Álvarez and All-Star shortstop Bo Bichette were among 16 players whose contracts were renewed by their teams rather than reach negotiated agreemen...

Michigan State gives Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year deal

Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could have left for LSU or the NFL. “I am hono...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misog...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misog...

Revenue on track, reserves down in FIFA virus-era accounts

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA expects to hit its four-year revenue target of $6.44 billion up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite the coronavirus pandemic. Total spending of $1.04 billion in...

Boeing giving employee bonuses despite losing $12B last year

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. has said it will dole out annual performance bonuses next month to most employees despite losing $12 billion over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Fiat Chrysler US sales chief who sued the company is leaving

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's head of U.S. sales is leaving the company after a bumpy career that saw him file a whistleblower lawsuit over a scheme to pay dealers to report fake sales numbers. ...

Mexican law gives benefits, better pay for domestic workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, Mexico's Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers. The bill has already bee...

Disney cuts $13.5M in future potential earnings for CEO Iger

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is cutting $13.5 million of CEO Bob Iger's annual future potential earnings ahead of the closing of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets...

More than 25,000 workers strike at Mexican border factories

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 25,000 Mexican workers at dozens of factories south of Brownsville, Texas, have gone on strike after owners of the plants that assemble for export refused union demands fo...

Taiwan's 'bread master' criticized for paying staff rock-bottom wage of NT$22K

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As attention has been drawn on Taiwan's "bread master" Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) for his pro-Communist China political comments, a former applicant revealed that the star...

Tyson Foods announces bonuses due to federal tax overhaul

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. says more than 100,000 employees will receive bonuses as a result of company savings due to the overhaul of federal tax laws. ...

What households need to know about the tax bill's impact

Federal taxes can be confounding in any typical year. But the Republican-led Congress' mad dash to approve the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades has left many households unsure of what chang...

Stocks edge higher as tech rebounds and cruise lines rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday morning as technology companies recover some of their losses from the day before. Cruise lines are trading higher after Carnival had a stronger third qua...