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'World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys' to feature Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau has joined hands with British free-to-air television network Channel 5 to present an episode of "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys" int...

Taiwanderful crafts decor from detritus in Taipei bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taihu Brewing has unveiled art made from ocean waste at its bar in Taipei's Ximen area. To celebrate the upcoming Earth Day (April 22), Taiwanese craft beer brand T...

Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline. Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce...

Standoff in Washington imperils jobless and small businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — With winter looming and confirmed viral cases rising, Bob Szuter's craft brewery and restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, could use another government lifeline to help survive until spring....

Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 deepens divisions in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel went into lockdown last spring, Jerusalem pub owner Leon Shvartz moved quickly to save his business — shifting to a delivery and takeaway model that kept him afloat throug...

Taiwan’s 4foodie to host food market on Sept. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The wildly popular food blog 4foodie is collaborating with Uni Department store to host a food market on Sept. 19 and 20. The market features 20 select stores uniting s...

Shop tax- and duty-free alcohol in Singapore with attractive deals on iShopChangi without flying

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 July 2020 - There is no need to wait for your next flight to purchase tax and duty-absorbed alcohol from Singapore Changi Airport! Non-travellers can now browse and buy ...

Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd. ...

Craft brewers upended by COVID-19 closure of tap rooms, bars

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some...

Virus outbreak threatens Germany's tradition-laden breweries

WERNECK, Germany (AP) — The Werneck Brewery has survived a lot: world wars, economic crises and decades of declining beer consumption. But after 400 years in existence it has finally met a challenge i...

Iowans, they're just like us. Sometimes.

Right about now, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, when the nation's political microscope turns to inspect the small state's DNA, people start to complain about this quirk of American presidential poli...

Business Highlights

—- Commerce secretary: China virus could bring jobs back to US WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested that the viral outbreak in China might off...

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping ...

New Belgium Brewing workers back sale to Kirin subsidiary

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Employees approved the sale of one of the largest U.S. craft breweries to a subsidiary of Japanese beverage company Kirin in a vote that ended Tuesday, clearing the way for ...

China's Alibaba, JD report booming Singles Day sales

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported a total of more than $55 billion in sales Monday midway through Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world'...