Zoom reports big 3Q gains, but slowing growth sinks stock

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom’s videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be ...

Taiwan's StarLux to launch flights to Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5

Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. announced on Friday (Nov. 27) that it will start flights to Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 5, 2021, thanks to increasing demand for business travel and good market prospects in...

Japan protests China's island incursions during FM visit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan used a visit by the Chinese foreign minister on Wednesday to protest Beijing's increased activity and what it calls infiltration around disputed East China Sea islands. ...

Japan and China agree to restart business travel, coordinate on East China Sea

Japan and China agreed on Tuesday (Nov. 24) to restart coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea, in the first high-level dialogue since ...

Israel reopens to Taiwanese businessmen

Israel has decided to reopen its doors to Taiwanese businessmen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to boost trade ties between the two nations, the country's representative office in Taipei ...

Southwest report shows rising virus cases are hitting travel

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines cautioned Thursday that the tenuous recovery in air travel could be fading as coronavirus cases spike across the United States. The nation’s fourth-b...

The Latest: Britain to stagger holiday travel for students

LONDON — Britain is planning a strategy to get hundreds of thousands of university students home for Christmas without sparking a new upsurge in coronavirus cases. Scientists say stu...

Future of business travel unclear as virus upends work life

For the lucrative business travel industry, Brian Contreras represents its worst fears. A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to traveling frequently fo...

US tech firm delegation to visit Taiwan in first ‘business travel bubble’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives from a large American electronics firm will visit Taiwan in the country's first “business travel bubble” of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic,...

Outbound travel likely to resume in late 2021: Taiwan health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outbound travel from Taiwan is unlikely to resume before the end of 2021, as the world is facing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Health and Welf...

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quaran...

United loses $1.8 billion, aims to shift focus to recovery

United Airlines financial hole grew deeper over the summer as a modest recovery in air travel slowed down, pushing the carrier to a loss of $1.84 billion in the typically strong third quarter. ...

Pandemic leaves American Samoa residents stranded, homesick

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from American Samoa. She longs for the breezes that...

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___ Stocks are soaring, and most Black people are missing out NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of all U.S. households don’t own any stocks, and a disproportionate number...

Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities' largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines. ...