Profit, revenue slump at Union Pacific, but volume improves

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's profit and revenue slumped by double digits, though the volume of shipments it handled rebounded from the previous quarter as the economy emerged from the worst of t...

Taiwan needs to remove 'Republic of China' from constitution: Pollster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent pollster Ying-lung You (游盈隆) has stated that the term “Republic of China” (ROC) used in the constitution no longer reflects political reality, and Pr...

As German corona cases surge, consumer confidence falls

BERLIN (AP) — German consumers are growing increasingly pessimistic amid growing fears of new lockdown measures in Europe's largest economy as coronavirus numbers continue to rapidly climb, a survey s...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...

Healthcare Professionals Top Credibility Score in APAC: Herbalife Nutrition Survey

Close to 75% APAC consumers consider healthcare professionals as the most credible source of providing nutrition advice HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 October 2020 - Premier global nutrition ...

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday (Oct. 21), sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarificatio...

Business Highlights

___ OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will...

Fed survey finds tepid growth as US economy battles pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that the U.S. economy grew at a “slight to modest” pace in September and early October, but also documented m...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Many in US distrust campaign info

In a presidential election year that has thrown the country's divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics is a major problem. ...

ILO says garment industry should do more to help workers

MITO, Japan (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the apparel industry, leaving many of the 65 million Asian garment factory workers struggling as factories close or cut back on wages, and the I...

5 credit mistakes that can haunt you

Some credit mistakes are a lot worse than others. Little ones, like paying a credit card bill a day late, may cost you a penalty fee, but that’s a relatively minor irritation — it’s not going to stand...

‘AXA Light Up Your Mind Programme’ New online learning platform to support mental wellness of primary students

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 October 2020 - AXA Hong Kong and St. James' Settlement joined hands to launch the 'AXA Light Up Your Mind Programme' in 2018 to enhance the mental wellness of un...

Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted...

Ireland’s Leading Property Developer Bartra Offers Immigration Consultancy Service in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 October 2020 - Bartra Wealth Advisors ('Bartra'), a subsidiary of Ireland's market leading real estate developer Bartra Capital Limited, offers its immigration c...

Fortunes of China's internet

BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pa...