Economy moving in the right direction: Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Key signs such as economic growth, the unemployment rate, and the stock market index all showed that Taiwan’s economy was still moving forward, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文...

Fed watchers seek hints about future rates amid likely hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will surprise no one if it does Wednesday what it seems poised to do for a third time this year: Raise its key short-term interest rate by a modest quarter-point ...

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine wh...

Confidence in Taiwan's economy improves in September: survey

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Confidence in Taiwan's economy edged higher in September after the government said economic growth in the first half of the year was more brisk than originally projected, according...

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market. The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twent...

Buoyant stock market lifted US household wealth last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid stock market returns lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, a culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is conce...

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

BALTIMORE (AP) — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome ...

How women who retire with their husbands often lose out

Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize. Married women overall are still in their peak earning years in their 50s and early 60s, while ...

Decade later: Safer financial system yet much hasn't changed

On the brink of crumbling a decade ago, America's financial system was saved by an extraordinary rescue that revived Wall Street and the economy yet did little for individuals who felt duped and left ...

10 years later: How fund investing has changed

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade ago, as Lehman Brothers went bust and the fragile financial system was teetering, fund investors wondered how bad it could get. The answer: pretty bad. The S...

China's stock market hits 31 month low, facing US trade war that 'could last a decade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is clearly under economic duress as its economy slows and the next round of 25 percent tariffs targeting US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods are made ready for lau...

Intent on getting a big raise? You may have to quit your job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to finally get a decent raise? ...

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion ahead of US mid-terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to bet...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves city with big challenges

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised bold measures to help fix the nation's worst-funded pension systems and failing schools, stabilize city finances and combat violence when he was elec...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street losses

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9 percent to 2,...