Business Highlights

___ As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy WASHINGTON (AP) — By any conventional gauge, President Donald Trump's uncompromising stance toward ...

"Monster" Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Car...

Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ultramodern conveniences, its zippy bullet trains, automated ticketing systems and smart homes work just fine, until the power goes out. The blackout across enti...

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 8 p.m. Japan's prime minister says at least nine people are dead af...

The Latest: Minister promises power back in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The latest on the powerful earthquake that has slammed the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Japan's minister for t...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Premier Lai reiterates Taiwan's non-nuclear goal

Premier William Lai said Wednesday that the government remains committed to its goal of making Taiwan a non-nuclear homeland by 2025 and that there is no need for the public to worry about a resu...

Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions ...

Hsiung Feng missiles capable of striking China spotted in northern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Satellite images of what appear to be Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile batteries have been posted on the Facebook page of Canada-based Kanwa Defense Re...

Hot weather forces 4 French nuclear reactors to shut down

PARIS (AP) — As Europe struggles through a major heatwave, the French energy company EDF says it has halted a fourth nuclear reactor, this time one at the country's oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim ...

Entergy to sell 2 nuke plants for decommissioning

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of nuclear power plants slated for closure in Massachusetts and Michigan says it plans to sell the facilities after they are shut down. Entergy Corp....

Oyster Creek nuclear plant sale agreement announced

FORKED RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The country's oldest nuclear power plant is in agreement to be sold to a company that plans to decommission it in the next eight years, decades earlier than required by indus...

German farmers, nature suffering from unusual heat wave

BERLIN (AP) — The German Farmers' Association is asking the government for 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in subsidies to help cover losses from this year's harvest, affected by the continuing drough...

South Africa tells Putin it can't afford nuclear plants now

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's leader has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country cannot afford to buy nuclear power plants from Moscow, a change from his scandal-ridden predecessor...

Regulators: Uranium leaked at S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say radioactive uranium has leaked through the floor of a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina but state health officials say they don't think the material has...