Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal w...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

Agreement on avoiding double taxation between Taiwan and Czech Republic to go into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An agreement to prevent double taxation between Taiwan and the Czech Republic is expected to go into effect in 2021. The Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (ADTA) w...

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...

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

Asian stock markets retreated Friday (Feb. 7) following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on U.S. imports. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all declined. M...

President upsets Mexicans with plan to end long weekends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has floated a strikingly unpopular proposal to end the practice of creating long weekends by moving national holidays around. ...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street; China's main market dives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market finds its footing after two weeks of losses amid uncertainty over the virus outbreak that began in China. China's main in...

NFL shatters goal of 100 million volunteer minutes

MIAMI (AP) — Roger Goodell's goal as part of the NFL's celebration of its 100th season was to reach 100 million minutes of volunteerism. That objective was shattered the way the Kan...

Almost half of US sports fans want Super Bowl Monday holiday

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Nearly half of American sports fans would give up one of their other work holidays in order to have a day off after Super Bowl Sunday, according to a survey commissioned by the dai...

Coronavirus forces postponement of Taipei Game Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the example of the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), the organizers of the Taipei Game Show announced Friday (Jan. 31) they were postponing their earl...

Fed leaves key rate alone but sees virus among global risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve kept its key interest rate unchanged at a low level Wednesday amid an economy that looks solid but faces potential global threats, including from China’s viral ou...

Strong earnings reports send stocks higher on Wall Street

Stocks are off to another strong start on Wall Street as strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies got investors to set aside worries about a spreading virus in China. General Electric, Textron ...

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.8%, to 27...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street a day after a big drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street a day after the S&P 500 had its biggest drop since early October. Technology companies were putting up some of the biggest gains ea...

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in t...