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Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

NEW YORK (AP) — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts ticking. She has precisely 30 minutes to get to the cafet...

Office workers in New Taipei win NT$1 million in scratch game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four office workers in New Taipei tried their luck on Lunar New Year special edition lottery scratch tickets and took home a NT$1 million (US$35,730) prize. In a statem...

Calls grow in Germany to punish vaccine queue jumpers

BERLIN (AP) — Calls are growing in Germany to punish people who jump the vaccine queue, after several cases in which officials allegedly squeezed to the front even as millions of others are waiting th...

Immigration Investment Advisory Bartra Wealth Advisors’ Survey Finds Over 80% of Respondents Consider Emigrating Overseas

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 2 February 2021 - To understand the intent and views of the people of Hong Kong on emigrating overseas, Bartra Wealth Advisors ('Bartra'), a subsidiary of Ireland's ma...

Taiwan-made zombie movie creeps into theaters Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese horror film featuring a new type of sentient "infected person" hits theaters in the country on Friday (Jan. 22). The film, titled "The Sadnes...

Historic heart of Los Angeles on life support from COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nine nights culminating on Christmas Eve, the oldest street in Los Angeles typically comes alive with a festive re-enactment of the nativity story, as children playing Mary and ...

As small businesses await new US aid, it's too late for some

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Trubnick is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: She may never reopen The Barrel Room, her beloved 5-year-old restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district. ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese office ladies looking for lunch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An illustration of female office workers from Taiwan strutting past a typical local eatery went viral on social media this week. On Wednesday (Dec. 16), a user of the s...

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK (AP) — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay...

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK (AP) — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay...

Airbnb, resilient in pandemic, goes forward with IPO

Airbnb proved its resilience in a year that has upended global travel. Now it needs to prove to investors that it sees more growth ahead. The San Francisco-based home sharing company...

Buenos Aires' cafe culture fighing to survive amid pandemic

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Just nine months ago, a line would form each day outside Buenos Aires’ bustling Cafe Tortoni, people trying to get in to drink a cortado coffee in the Argentine Belle Epoque halls ...

Salesforce to buy work chat service Slack for $27.7 billion

Business software pioneer Salesforce.com is buying work-chatting service Slack for $27.7 billion in a deal aimed at giving the two companies a better shot at competing against longtime industry powerh...

Georgia is finalizing details of recount requested by Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, state election officials were working to finalize the details of how and when that will be done, a t...

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again...