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Kaohsiung fines 4 hotels for raising rates during Coldplay’s Taiwan concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hotels in Kaohsiung City were fined for price gouging during concerts by British rock band Coldplay, reports said Saturday (Nov. 11). The authorities clamped down ...

Big wins for organized labor and progressive causes as California lawmakers wrap for the year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When health care workers in California asked the state Legislature for a raise earlier this year, it seemed like the longest of long shots — especially after lawmakers in May...

City empties as thousands flee wildfire burning near capital of Canada's Northwest Territories

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Residents heeded warnings to evacuate the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories as a large wildfire burned just outside the city of 20,000 Friday, while firefigh...

Biden's White House is taking on corporate mergers, landlord junk fees and food prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed new guidelines for corporate mergers, took steps to disclose the junk fees charged by landlords and launched a crackdown on price-gougi...

Judge's order limits government contact with social media operators, raises disinformation questions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An order by a federal judge in Louisiana has ignited a high-stakes legal battle over how the government is allowed to interact with social media platforms, raising broad questions a...

Dubai's next big thing? Perhaps a $5 billion man-made 'moon' as the city's real estate market booms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Who says you cannot reach for the moon? A proposed $5 billion real estate project wants to take skyscraper-studded Dubai to new heights — by bringing a symbol of the...

How company profits are keeping prices high

When major oil companies announced record earnings in February, even US President Joe Biden was appalled. The White House said it was "outrageous" that ExxonMobil had raked in a profit of $5...

California lawmakers OK potential fines for high gas prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday approved the nation's first penalty for price gouging at the pump, voting to give regulators the power to punish oil companies for profiting fr...

California may punish oil companies for high gas prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A first-in-the-nation bill to punish oil companies for profiting from price spikes at the pump breezed through the California Senate on Thursday at the urging of Democratic G...

California regulators could decide oil profits penalty

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he wants state regulators to decide whether to impose the nation's first penalty on oil companies for price gouging, pivoting afte...

Hotels in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung fined for price-gouging amid flurry of concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung has cracked down on accommodation businesses that have jacked up room rates amid a boom in demand due to the city hosting an array of pop concerts. Four busin...

California bill penalizing oil profits makes little progress

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After gas prices in California spiked to more than $6.40 per gallon last summer, Gov. Gavin Newsom led a charge against an industry he says is “ripping you off." ...

Bird flu costs pile up as outbreak enters second year

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The ongoing bird flu outbreak has cost the government roughly $661 million and added to consumers' pain at the grocery store after more than 58 million birds were slaughtered to lim...

Dubai boom sees Russian cash, high rents and reborn projects

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fourteen years after a financial crisis nearly brought Dubai to its knees, several major abandoned real estate projects are finally showing signs of life as part of ...

Chicken farmers say their eggs could help reduce prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. chicken producers want to do their part to bring down current soaring egg prices by selling their 400 million surplus eggs to food producers. But first they h...