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Got a savings goal? Consider forming a savings circle

A breezy January morning made the mid-30 temperatures feel even chillier. But it was an important day for the young man pushing 30 himself . He was about to face his entire family to ask for a loan to...

A doll brings pride, identity for Brazil Indigenous woman

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Luakam Anambé wanted her newborn granddaughter to have a doll — something she'd never owned as a child working in slave-like conditions in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. But she wan...

Schoolgirl’s revision notes sell for estimated NT$10.5 million in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seller on an e-commerce platform has gone viral after she made an estimated NT$10.5 million (US$358,200) from color photocopies of a schoolgirl's handwritten revisio...

Review: Tennis comes 2nd in inspirational ‘King Richard’

“ King Richard ” is exactly what you think it will be, which isn’t a bad thing. This is the story of the father of tennis greats Venus Williams and Serena Williams when they were ju...

Two Taiwan scientists revolutionize mouthfeel of vegan meat

Two Taiwanese researchers from Cornell University, Huang Jen-Yu and Michelle Lee, saw the trend of plant-based meat and became the first-ever to use the encapsulation technique to produce “alter...

4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession. ...

Mushrooms grow from beer waste in the cellars of Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — In Belgium, a country where beer is the culinary king, its brewing also creates magic for mushrooms. In the cellars of the famed Abattoir meat market in Brussels' An...

Multinational youth teams compete in Taiwan startup competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thirty-four foreign and twenty-five Taiwanese students competed with their original business ideas in the second “Be Young! Beyond! Startup Bootcamp” from July...

Startup maestro duped Alabama town through network of lies

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Looking back, there are so many reasons Kyle Sandler was able to separate so many people from so much of their money. Sandler rolled into this old railroad cross...

Happy Birthday, Tivoli!

The Tivoli Gardens will be celebrating a lavish birthday party throughout 2018, with numerous events, concerts and parades. However, the highlight of the festivities will be on August 15th. At 10:45 p...

Almost like staying with friends  -  Airbnb turns ten

It started with an air mattress, and the fact that, in 2007, because of a conference in San Francisco, the hotels in the city were all fully booked. Three San Francisco students got the idea of offeri...

Family loans: How to dodge the drama

Financial advisers don't always agree, but when it comes to lending money to family, there's consensus: Tread carefully. If an adult child needs help buying a first home or has a pro...

'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — On the miles-long beach that makes this Bangladesh's top tourist destination, thousands of people picnic and splash in the water. There are balloons and cotton candy for...