3rd-party bid? Gabbard's denials don't ease Democrats' fears

Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for t...

Facebook, Apple rise; Twitter, Western Digital fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday. Apple Inc., up $5.50 to $248.76 The iPhone maker beat Wall Street's fiscal fourth-qua...

Suit: Starbucks fired white manager after black men arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A regional Starbucks manager fired after the high-profile arrests of two black men at one of the coffee shops in Philadelphia has filed a wrongful termination suit against the comp...

New drinks help Starbucks pull in more US, Chinese customers

Starbucks Corp. says new beverages and more efficient stores are drawing in more U.S. and Chinese customers, turning around the weaker traffic it saw at the start of the year. The co...

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___ Twitter bans all political advertisements SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all ...

Stocks fall ahead of Fed's interest rate decision

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading Wednesday as investors held back ahead of an anticipated decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The central bank has been...

Frustration rises amid another round of California blackouts

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, c...

Amazon spends big to remake Seattle's liberal City Council

SEATTLE (AP) — Brian Sweeney has a long list of complaints about Amazon, from the way it treats warehouse workers to the low taxes it pays and its effort to win concessions from cities to bring in job...

Hong Kong shops fortify facades as protest violence grows

HONG KONG (AP) — As Hong Kong's protest movement becomes increasingly violent, some shops are battening the hatches. Banks, retailers, restaurants and travel agents with ties to main...

Disneyland visitor had measles, may have exposed others

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County health officials say a visitor to Disneyland this month may have exposed others to measles. The Department of Public Health says a county reside...

Starbucks launches first Taipei bakery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Starbucks opened its second "Baked Fresh Here Now" store on Wednesday (Oct. 2) at the Uni-Ustyle Taipei Store, after launching its first bakery in Singapore. ...

Japan raises consumption tax, reviving worries over economy

Japan’s national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the fragile growth path of the world’s third largest economy. Gove...

International Coffee Day brews up a fun fest in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Coffee Festival featuring an outdoor market and lectures kicked off near National Taiwan University on Sunday (Sep. 29). To celebrate Internati...

Luckin Coffee squeezing into Chinese juice market

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Luckin Coffee is squeezing into the juice business. The Chinese rival to Starbucks is establishing a joint venture with Dutch-headquartered agricultural goods produc...

Starbucks court ruling deals blow to EU tax break fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court ruled Tuesday that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks did not amount to illegal state support, as claimed by regulators, delivering a blow to ...