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Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and has tapped fo...

China's 2020 auto sales fall for third year amid coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — China’s sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans fell for a third year in 2020 as the coronavirus hurt already weak demand in the industry’s top global market, an industry group reported Wedn...

Foxconn ventures into Chinese electric vehicle market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is making inroads into China’s electric vehicle (EV) market with joint ventures and investment in relevant technologies. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2021. There are 354 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 11,...

Business Highlights

___ US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly drop since spring WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 pos...

Semiconductor shortage forces automobile production cuts

DETROIT (AP) — A widening global shortage of semiconductors for auto parts is forcing major auto companies to halt or slow vehicle production just as they were recovering from pandemic-related factory...

Dick Thornburgh, ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Dick Thornburgh, who as Pennsylvania governor won plaudits for his cool handling of the 1979 Three Mile Island crisis and as U.S. attorney general restored credibility to a Justice Department hurt by ...

TSMC tops list for most-searched Taiwan stocks in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been crowned the most-searched stock in Taiwan’s equity market for 2020, edging out Foxconn, the favorite of th...

Sudan says provincial governor killed in car crash

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese provincial governor was killed in a car crash Sunday in the country's southeast that also injured four others, authorities said. Abdel-Rahman Nour-el-Daem al-...

Former SAS chairman takes wheel of Taiwan’s Tatung Company

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The former chairman of Sino-American Silicon Products Inc. (SAS, 中美矽晶), Lu Ming-kuang (盧明光), has taken the reins of long-standing home appliances company Tatung (大同) follo...

The holidays could make or break struggling stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing stores and specialty retailers are offering big discounts and heavily promoting curbside pickup in hopes of rescuing a lackluster holiday shopping season in which surging coro...

Volkswagen faces "massive" shortage of electronic parts

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Thursday it was facing production slowdowns due to a “massive” supply bottleneck caused by a shortage of semiconductor components for car electronics as globa...

Election 2020 Today: Trump base resigned, Buttigieg picked

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden's transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘PRETTY MUCH OVER': For weeks, President Donald...

Wistron violence could sour Apple's 'Make In India' plans

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Violence at a Wistron Corp factory in southern India is likely to stall the company’s and its client Apple Inc’s drive to expand local manufacturing, while forcing th...

India arrests top TV executive over alleged ratings fraud

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian police have arrested the chief executive officer of a media group that owns a polarizing television news channel on charges of rigging the ratings system, a major compone...