For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century,...

Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show

Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in “Selena + Chef,” debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series w...

'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

Pandemic shakes up earnings season - some win, some lose

The spread of COVID-19 has skewed the numbers for every major company this year, for better or worse. Boeing, already besieged by problems with its marquee aircraft, is now dealing with a wave of orde...

Celebrates a delightful Mid-Autumn Festival at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei with exquisite mooncakes

Mid-Autumn Festival is not only a significant cultural holiday in Asia, but also a beautiful season of reunions. To celebrate the love and togetherness of family and friends, Mandarin Oriental, Taipe...

Twinning a tantalizing opportunity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The dreaming spires of Oxford will be brighter in the morning sun for Taiwanese students, once university life in the U.K. returns to normal following the Wuhan coronav...

Business Highlights

___ Goldman Sachs and Malaysia reach $3.9B settlement over 1MDB KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Goldm...

Airbus moves to end 16 years of litigation, end US tariffs

European planemaker Airbus says it is taking the last step to end 16 years of litigation with the United States at the World Trade Organization over subsidies. The manufacturer said ...

The global march of face masks: A mirror on humanity

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France (AP) — House keys, wallet or purse, mobile phone and .... oh, yes: face mask. Reluctantly for many, but also inexorably in the face of a deadly invisib...

Mitchell, Gobert patching up rift for playoff-bound Jazz

The Utah Jazz had plenty on their plate over the hiatus. Turns out, Rudy Gobert makes a mean coconut chicken and Donovan Mitchell a tender seasoned duck. Many members of the Jazz s...

Scotland: Boris Johnson seeks to claw back support for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Scotland on Thursday to make his case for the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Johnson started his trip to the Orkney Islands seeking to counter grow...

Swapping the stage for a deli: Israel underemployment rises

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A year ago, Cijay Brightman was doing sound and lighting for a Madonna performance in Israel. Now, after the coronavirus wiped out live events, he's making sandwiches, slicing ...

Owner of shuttered dairy sentenced to 10 years in $60M fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of an award-winning organic dairy who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of nearly $60 million was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison. P...

First lady delivers lunch to firefighters and families in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lunch was on the first lady during the coronavirus pandemic. The White House delivered lunch and possibly some reassurance to people in the nation's capital who cou...

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a n...