Manufacturing sector's business sentiment weakens

Business confidence among Taiwanese manufacturers weakened in May as the trade standoff between the United States and China escalated, according to the latest survey by the Taiwan Institute of Economi...

Ghoulish Han Kuo-yu masks Made in China surface in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Masks of itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), appropriately made in China, are starting to appear in costume stores in Taiwan and on...

California to require background checks for ammo purchases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammuniti...

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

DALLAS (AP) — FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the de...

San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Bac...

Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the rapper, whose legal ...

E-bikes, growing in popularity, befuddle regulators

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle kick,...

Stocks move lower as investors wait for trade updates

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors headed for more defensive holdings and watched for updates on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China...

US new-home sales fell 7.8% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes s...

Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets.

Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian aerospace company Bombardier has announced the sale of its regional jet program to Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd for $550 million. The company is s...

American Institute in Taiwan responds to TIME report: arms sales policy unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday (June 25) that the policy of selling arms to Taiwan was long-term and consistent, rejecting claims by TIME Magazine tha...

US Treasury Secretary holding up Taiwan arms deal: TIME

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The news publication TIME reports that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is holding up a final decision on the recently confirmed US$2.6 billion arms deal with Taiwan...

Student poses with Kaohsiung mayor holding book titled 'Why I love to lie'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yet another student has been seen mocking itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a school graduation photo. On Monday (June 2...

Revenues in retail and food sectors hit record May highs: MOEA

Revenues in both the retail and the food and beverage sectors hit record highs in May as domestic demand showed stable growth during the month, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday (Jun...