Asian shares resume decline after latest Wall St tumble

Shares in Asia failed to hold onto opening gains on Thursday, skidding further after the latest selloff on Wall Street. Stocks fell in Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul in early trading Thursday. ...

Asian shares tumble: SKorea's Kospi drops 9%, Hong Kong 4%

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia failed to hold onto opening gains on Thursday, skidding further after the latest selloff on Wall Street. Stocks fell in Tokyo, and all other Asian mark...

Virus poses a test: Can fractured Washington still 'go big'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-moving coronavirus upending every facet of American life is testing whether Washington, a capital city fractured by years of bitter partisanship and inaction, can still do b...

Stocks tumble, investors dash for cash amid recession fears

Stocks tumbled more than 5% on Wall Street Wednesday (March 18), and the Dow erased virtually all its gains since President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration. Even prices for investments seen as ...

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___ Stocks tumble, investors dash for cash amid recession fears NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled more than 5% on Wall Street Wednesday and wiped out virtually all the...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Major U.S. stock indexes closed sharply lower on Wall Street Wednesday as fears of a prolonged coronavirus-induced recession took hold. The Dow industrials lost more than 1,300 poin...

Dow Jones industrials sink 1,300 points, or 6.3%, erasing nearly all of their gains since President Trump's inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones industrials sink 1,300 points, or 6.3%, erasing nearly all of their gains since President Trump's inauguration.

Russian artist sends regards to Taiwan with masked leopard cat illustration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russian illustrator Katya Molodtsova, who visited Taiwan at the invitation of the government last year, has sent her greetings to Taiwan with a leopard cat illustration am...

Late-night comics adjust to shows without an audience

NEW YORK (AP) — Due to the new coronavirus, late-night comedians — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Pete Buttigieg — are taking to the stage without the affirmation of adoring audiences. ...

Revised edition of Taiwan's leopard cat-themed train to start running

The popular district train liveried in the theme of Taiwan's only surviving wild cat -- the leopard cat -- will make a revised appearance, with the updated edition of the train set to make its mai...

Travel bans, market chaos: Dizzying reaction to China virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweeping travel bans cascaded around the globe Thursday, walling off countries and even entire continents, keeping people inside their homes, and slowing the engines of commerce ...

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___ Worst day on Wall Street since 1987 as virus fears spread NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market had its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987 as fears of...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

The stock market had its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987 Thursday as fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis deepened. The sell-off, which sent the D...

Biden to press contrast with Trump in coronavirus address

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is to deliver an address on the coronavirus on Thursday, less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from...

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal with the Taliban while also praising Afgh...