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Column: Elliott and Johnson seek depth by dabbling at Rolex

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is special enough that it doesn't need a pair of NASCAR champions to boost its appeal. The race is for the best in the world, in the finest performance vehicles, in front of au...

New Taipei to charge YouBike riders for first 30 minutes

People using New Taipei's YouBike rental service will soon be charged for the first half-hour of rental, although the change will not apply to users who transfer to public transportation after the...

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were...

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than insid...

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

By March 23, Apple had lost $435 billion in market value in about five weeks and many of its retail outlets were shut as the virus pandemic walloped the global economy and stock markets. Meanwhile, a ...

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___ Writing off more of that 3-martini lunch is causing a stir WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuffed into the new emergency relief package is a morsel that President Donald Tru...

Peloton ... if you build it, they will come

With no sign that home workouts will fade out any time soon, Peloton cranked up its manufacturing capacity in a big way this week and it picked up a bunch of new fans on Wall Street. ...

When did Taiwan's college dorms become so luxurious?

HSINCHU (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top engineering school, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, completed renovations in May to turn what used to be an old parking lot and aband...

Pan-Mass Challenge rides against pandemic trend, raises $50M

BOSTON (AP) — Pan-Mass Challenge founder Billy Starr knew early on he wouldn’t be able to get 10,000 people together this summer for the annual cross-state bike ride that over four decades has raised ...

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Taiwan develops software that can identify traffic accident hotspots

The Institute of Transportation (IOT) on Tuesday (Dec. 1) unveiled a software program that uses drone images and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify traffic accident hotspots, which it said will ...

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up in the air

LONDON (AP) — The team at Brompton Bicycle Ltd. thought they were prepared for Brexit. Bosses at the British firm, which exports hand-made folding bikes to 47 countries, looked at th...

Best Taiwan Global Brands 2020 revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Best Taiwan Global Brands 2020 list was released on Tuesday (Nov. 17) and includes 25 of the country's biggest brands this year. Now in its 18th year, the annua...

No chance to tri; Mass participation sports hit by virus

NOOSA HEADS, Australia (AP) — The first weekend in November usually sees the 4,400 population of this Sunshine Coast resort town double or triple in size. When the Noosa Triathlon comes to town, so do...

A festival hit waylaid by the virus, ‘The Climb’ peddles on

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to ge...