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Taiwan premier hints at pay raise for government employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of a hike for the basic minimum wage, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday (Oct. 19) that teachers, government employees, and military pers...

Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation, announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbin...

Business Highlights: Port logjam, Social Security boost

___ Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Ang...

Oklahoma schools leader switches parties to run for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state's response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday...

Taiwan to raise minimum wage by up to 6% next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Economic Affairs are both indicating that Taiwan will raise the minimum wage next year, possibly by up to 6%. The Minimum Wage Rev...

What will the 76ers do with Simmons? Philly guard wants out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The rift between the Philadelphia 76ers and their star guard was shattered beyond repair. There was no turning back, the deal was done — Allen Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pis...

Pay rise expected for Taiwan's military, civil, and teaching personnel in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is said to have proposed a pay rise for government employees, teachers, and military personnel in 2022. A Cabinet official told CNA that Su...

All-Star slugger Gallo wants to stay in Texas at deadline

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo has repeatedly said he wants to stay with the Texas Rangers. The All-Star slugger is also well aware that he could be traded in the next two weeks by the team that d...

In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “...

Q&A with Georgia Gov. Kemp: Voters ‘know what the truth is’

ATLANTA (AP) — Four years can be a lifetime in politics. Especially in Georgia. Brian Kemp won the 2018 Republican primary for Georgia governor propelled by grassroots conservatives...

'Orange skies': Biden raising federal pay to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a severe dro...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald’s, Sheetz and Chipotle...

Minors primer: What's new as MiLB returns in 2021?

NEW YORK (AP) — They've waited for the Wahoos, stood by for the Sod Poodles, bided their time for the Biscuits or Trash Pandas. After more than a year of uncertainty and empty ballpa...

Amazon to raise pay for more than 500,000 workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise as it seeks to attract new workers. The online shopping giant, which already pay...

Rockies forge ahead without Nolan Arenado anchoring third

DENVER (AP) — Now batting cleanup and playing third base for the Colorado Rockies — someone not named Nolan Arenado. In an offseason move that had Rockies fans seeing red, the eight-...