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...

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___ US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year ...

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) — Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost. ...

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of Mexico St...

Volkswagen creating first innovation hub in North America

Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America, officials s...

TSMC forecasts 2020 sales growth at over 17%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday that its consolidated sales for 2020 will grow more than 17 percent from a year earlier in 2...

Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is ...

Wei brothers replace Terry Gou as Taiwan's richest: Forbes

The Wei brothers of Ting Hsin International Group, a large food and beverage conglomerate in Taiwan, replaced Terry Gou (郭台銘), founder of Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., ...

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___ Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade pact that rewrit...

European Central Bank officials say economy remains weak

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank say economic growth remains weak though they see a few upbeat signs after the U.S. and China moved toward lowering trade tensions. ...

Senate expected to give Trump back-to-back trade victories

WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after signing a new trade deal with China, President Donald Trump is expected to get more good news on his trade agenda as the Senate considers a new North American pact. ...

GM says over 1,350 temps will get full-time jobs by March 31

DETROIT (AP) — More than 1,350 temporary workers at 14 General Motors facilities in the U.S. will get full-time positions before the end of March, the company says. The workers will...

Pentagon ups pressure on Taiwan’s TSMC to produce chips in the U.S.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fearing interference from China, the Pentagon wants Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to produce military-grade chips in the United States, the Nikkei Asian Re...

Taiwan human rights groups demand action against budget for eID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opposition should stand by its promise to freeze the NT$420-million (US$14-million) budget for electronic identity cards to be introduced next October, human rights gr...

Factory fire breaks out in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A factory in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City erupted in flames early Wednesday morning (Jan. 15), sending a massive plume into the air. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday morn...