LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years. The ...

HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly ...

Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two deca...

Top Democrat assails Trump's $16B trade bailout for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A top Democrat says President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly picks winners and losers, pitting the South against the North ...

Major US stock indexes open slightly higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Micron Technology rose 1.8% in early trading Tuesday,...

Italian insurer Generali seeks art market leadership

MILAN (AP) — Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan is an apt poster boy for a new business by Italian insurer Generali to cover art works. Cattelan appears on the campaign fo...

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed o...

Taiwan Future Tech Expo to open in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Future Tech Exposition (FUTEX 2019) is set to open on Dec. 5 and run through Dec. 8 at the Taipei World Trade Center, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ...

Canadian man caught smuggling NT$100 million worth of weed into Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man was arrested late last month while trying to smuggle in excess of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) worth of marijuana through Taiwan Taoyuan International Ai...

Photo of the Day: Macron plays the fool in China trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In his latest cartoon, American illustrator Allan Rios mocks French President Emmanuel Macron's bilateral trade deal signed with China's Xi Jinping last week. L...

Jiaoxi, Taiwan to open 'Hot Spring Night Market' in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous hot spring haven Jiaoxi Township is slated to open a new night market in mid-December. Jiaoxi Township, which is situated in northeastern Taiwan'...

Taiwan's Yageo to buy US rival Kemet in US$1.8 billion deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo (國巨) announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) that it will acquire its U.S. rival Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM) in a US$1.8 billion (NT$54.7...

Taiwan's GDP expected to grow 2.45% in 2020: think tank

On the back of expectations of eased trade tension between the United States and China, Taiwan, an export- oriented economy, is likely to see its gross domestic product (GDP) growing 2.45 percent in 2...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian B...

Uncertainty over US-China trade talks pushes stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped in early trading on Monday on Wall Street as investors weigh mixed signals about the status of U.S. trade talks with China. Late last week, Chinese off...