Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imports from China, Ruth Rau is looking to other countries to manufacture baby and toddler toys. "No one domestica...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 9 The Japan Times on the importance of calm demeanors when it comes to U....

US home prices rose 3% year over year in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in February, a sign that several years of outsized gains in home values have created affordability challenges in many metro areas. ...

Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video-streaming service, but it still managed to disappoint investors by forecasting a springti...

Edmunds: What a truck's off-road package really gets you

Pickup trucks are hugely popular, and so is the rugged outdoorsy, off-roading image that comes with them. You'll commonly see trucks with huge stickers portraying alphanumeric monikers followed by the...

Taiwanese fear Holiday KTV-Cashbox merger could lead to higher prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese KTV (Karaoke club) rivals Holiday KTV and Cashbox Partyworld announced they would merge on Thursday (Feb. 21), Taiwanese netizens questioned if the tie-up of su...

The Latest: Zimbabwe rights commission says 8 killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The government-backed Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission says it has docu...

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president calls violence by security forces "unacceptable" and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a d...

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. "It is not even the second month of t...

The Latest: Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on protests over a dramatic fu...

Netflix's solid 4Q eclipsed by projected slowing US growth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service added in more subscribers than ever during the crucial holiday season, but the company signaled its growth is slowing in the U.S. as it begins to...

The Latest: Zimbabwe pastor charged with subversion: Lawyers

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Zimbabwe lawyers' group says a prominent pastor and activist has been charged w...

Investigation begun after foreigner charged NT$400 for bag of fruit at Taipei night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government has launched an investigation after a foreigner was allegedly overcharged for fruit in the city's famous Shilin Night Market. After a well-kno...

Asian shares higher despite growth worries, Brexit limbo

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia as investors shrugged off the parliamentary vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union. Weak Jap...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popu...