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...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. A look at some of the claims we've examined: MANUFACTURING ...

AP FACT CHECK: Distortion in Trump's impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal response to impeachment charges, President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of a key witness who described an exchange of favors in the Ukraine matter. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far fro...

Strike by millions of workers hit businesses in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Banking and other businesses across India suffered Wednesday as millions of workers went on strike protesting the Hindu nationalist government’s economic policies, especially the plan...

Strike over troubled Alitalia grounds flights in Italy

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of international and domestic flights in Italy were cancelled Friday as air transport workers held a nationwide strike to protest feared firings and salary cuts at troubled nation...

Census report: US population will get older, more diverse

The U.S. population will grow older and more diverse over the next four decades, according to new Census Bureau projections presented Thursday at a meeting of demographers. As the U....

Aging of Taiwan workforce continues apace

Taiwan's workforce continues to age, with the average age of employees in the local job market hitting a record high at the end of 2018, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistic...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

China Labor Watch reports more labor violations by Foxconn and Apple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The labor rights group China Labor Watch (CLW) published a report on Sunday (Sept. 8) detailing labor violations at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou that manufactures produc...

Gazan's death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip would envy, but he still felt trapped. ...

Taiwan to import more than 300 migrant workers for farm jobs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will see the arrival of the first batch of migrant laborers who will be working on farms on a short-term basis starting later this month. The measure was impleme...

NIA says Taiwan's migrant workers should not be 'insulted' after Han's 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) referred to migrant workers as "chickens" last week and on Wedn...

Manpower demand forecast to rise by 36,400 in fourth quarter

The number of positions available inthe country's job market is expected to rise by 36,400 fromOctober to December compared to the third quarter, according toa survey released by the Ministry of L...

Foxconn and Amazon.com criticized for exploiting laborers at China factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and one of its biggest clients, Amazon.com Inc., are facing heavy criticism over labor conditions in a Chinese factory located in H...