Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring. In metro areas such as Denv...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Fine Dining Restaurants

2018 has been a been a seminal year for fine dining in Taiwan, and we are still only in March. Earlier this month, Michelin, the globally acclaimed restaurant guide announced its first-ever Bib G...

Videos show an assured Assad driving himself to Syria battle

BEIRUT (AP) — Smoothly and confidently, Syrian President Bashar Assad merged into traffic at a large roundabout in Damascus before driving himself to the suburbs where his forces are battling rebels. ...

Technology company and banks lead US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are leading technology companies higher and banks are also rising as US indexes climb in early trading on Wall Street Friday. Blue Buffalo Pet Product...

How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

If you've read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they're throwing their money away on avocado toast and dining out, while others claim they're kill...

10 new places to eat next in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- HungryinTaipei lists the hip and new restaurants in Taipei for the summer of 2017. 1. DISTRICT ONE TAIPEI  (Photo by @hungryintaipei)  District O...

Ways homebuyers can leap the down payment hurdle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saving up for a down payment is the biggest hurdle for many would-be homebuyers, particularly those looking to make the leap from renting to owning. More than two-...

The Mother's Day debate: Stay in or go out?

NEW YORK (AP) — Mother's Day is May 14 and moms are squaring off on the age-old debate: Head out with the family to a restaurant or chill at home. If you opt for dining out, expect a...

Ask Brianna: Should my partner's debt keep us from marrying

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff...

DA: Disbarred lawyer took $147K from special needs clients

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney has been charged with stealing nearly $147,000 from special needs clients whose money he was supposed to manage. Montgomery C...

Shilin night market food court to ban melamine, disposable utensils

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Melamine utensils will be fully replaced with reusable stainless ones at the B1 food court of the Shilin night market building by June 2017 to be in line with Taipei City’s...

In Ecuador election, strongman Correa's legacy on the line

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — In a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, the sleek glass-and-steel Docente Calderon public hospital rises above a frenzy of cinder block homes. Inside, patie...

Your next credit card: What a good offer looks like

Today's competitive credit card market has turned lucrative for consumers, meaning what would have been a good offer just a few years ago no longer measures up. For example, 1 percen...

The Latest: Barack and Michelle Obama dining out in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's annual holiday vacation in Hawaii (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle...

American Greetings Entertainment Partners With E la Carte to Bring Care Bears™ Content to Restaurants Nationwide

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2016--E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, announced today that it has partnered with American Gr...