Outlook gloomy for China's SMEs due to fallout from Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s economy is struggling to get back on track as less than 30 percent of small and medium enterprises (SME) have resumed operations amid the prolonged coronavir...

Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

AIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan. The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan ...

Wuhan virus drives Taiwanese workers away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan cornoavirus outbreak has dampened Taiwanese workers’ aspirations to pursue a career in China, according to a recent study by Taiwan-based 104 Job Bank. ...

Powell: Economy looks resilient despite risk of China virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy appears durable with steady growth and unemployment near a half-century low but faces risks from the deadly virus in Chin...

Taiwan's new entry ban on Hong Kong, Macau affects thousands of students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has bolted the door for Hong Kong and Macau residents as the risk of community spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has increased in the two Chinese special ...

Dave McCoy, who gave skiers Mammoth Mountain, dies at 104

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104...

Taiwan has issued 584 gold cards to foreign professionals in 2 years

Taiwan has issued almost 600 gold cards to foreign professionals in two years after the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent took effect Feb. 8, 2018, the National Dev...

Stocks slip on Wall Street, still on track for weekly gain

Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street, despite a strong jobs report. Thanks to rallies over the past few days, the market is still on pace for its best weekly gain since last June. Ube...

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he h...

Democratic challengers weigh in on State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction from Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address: AMY KLOBUCHAR "As Michigan Governor @GretchenWhitmer ...

Millennial Money: You’re an online fraud target — fight back

Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the ’90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now cur...

US adds 'low yield' nuclear weapon to its submarine arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal — a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile...

Feds ask judges to enforce immigration subpoenas sent to NYC

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn asked two judges Monday to compel New York City to provide immigration authorities information about a pair of inmates accused of being in the country unlawfully. ...

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union s tro...

Iraqi protesters reject PM-designate picked by ruling elites

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in Iraq rejected Sunday the new prime minister-designate who was recently nominated by rival government factions. Demonstrators have long swore...