Need a ride? Uber, Lyft running in upstate NY, Long Island

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services began operating Thursday in upstate New York and on Long Island, a move that officials say will provide work for thousands of drivers and r...

At Venice Biennale, American artist engages social issues

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Mark Bradford has his feet in two worlds: social engagement and producing art. Often they mix, as at the 57th Venice Biennale where he is representing the United States. ...

At Venice Biennale, American artist engages social issues

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Mark Bradford has his feet in two worlds: social engagement and producing art. Often they mix, as at the 57th Venice Biennale where he is representing the United States. ...

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former presid...

Report: Car insurance rates much higher in minority areas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests that people living in urban minority neighborhoods could be paying as much as 30 percent more for car insurance, but an industry group says the report's findin...

Why Brexit matters to Taiwan

Yesterday was a historic day in Europe. As Sir Tim Barrow, the British Ambassador to the European Union handed over a letter from UK Prime Minister Theresa May to EU Council President Donald Tusk, he ...

Taiwan’s February jobless rate rises after labor act amendments

TAIPEI (Taiwan) -- Data released Wednesday by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) shows that the unemployment rate in February increased 0.07 percentage points from Ja...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese working overseas are in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly two thirds of Taiwanese working overseas were employed in China in 2015, according to statistics released by the government on Thursday. According to the Di...

Taiwan seeks to improve women's safety amid rising domestic violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In recognition of International Women’s Day, Chiayi County offered women free rides on 35 bus routes, though critics said the offer trivializes the need for gender equali...

Ask Brianna: Why do my student loan payments bug me so much?

"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...

Nigeria: Up to $100 billion lost from oil militant attacks

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's petroleum minister says the country lost between $50 billion to $100 billion in oil revenues to militant attacks on installations last year. Minister ...

Interior Department Approves the Record of Decision for the TransWest Express Transmission Project

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 13, 2016--Following eight years of comprehensive federal environmental review, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior has signed its Record of Deci...

Kubota Recognizes U.S. Army Veteran in “Geared to Give” Program, Awarded New L-Series Tractor

WASHINGTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2016--Kubota Tractor Corporation today announced that the latest recipient of a donated tractor in its “Geared To Give” program is farmer veteran Chad Tackett...

EU signs deal with Mali to boost return of migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has signed an agreement with Mali to boost the return of asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected in the first such deal with an African nation to persua...

Vice Media offering apprenticeships to former inmates

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media is starting an apprenticeship program at its Brooklyn headquarters for recently released prison inmates, saying it wants to take action on an issue that the media company ha...