Business Highlights

___ US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed last month as the coronavirus outbreak worsened. That’s accord...

Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying ...

China fumes over United States ban on use of TikTok, WeChat

China accused the United States of "political suppression" after President Donald Trump signed twin executive orders restricting US citizens' use of TikTok and WeChat. Chinese foreign m...

Trump targets Canada, re-imposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pa...

Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader -- some say too close

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. B...

Taiwan beefs up ties with Paraguay via meat imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has resorted to “beef diplomacy” to cement relations with Paraguay, its only diplomatic ally in South America, amid China’s failed poaching effort...

Xinyi Glass Announces 2020 Interim Results

Business Remains Resilient Amid Challenging Market Environment Net Profit at HK$1.38 Billion Maintains High Dividend Payout Ratio  Interim Dividend at 17.0 HK Cents per Share Prepares for Industry ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2020. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Taiwan’s membership in CPTPP will benefit Malaysia: Taiwan diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Allowing Taiwan to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will benefit Malaysia by eliminating tariffs and attracting more ...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. ...

Gold's luster grows as investors hedge in uncertain times

Wall Street is in the throes of a gold rush, as investors drive the price of the precious metal to new heights. Gold has been the best investment of the year so far. The price of th...

AP-NORC poll: Trump, Biden supporters diverge on issues

Washington (AP) — As Election Day nears, a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden diverge ...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertw...

Business Highlights

___ Goldman Sachs and Malaysia reach $3.9B settlement over 1MDB KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Goldm...

Airbus moves to end 16 years of litigation, end US tariffs

European planemaker Airbus says it is taking the last step to end 16 years of litigation with the United States at the World Trade Organization over subsidies. The manufacturer said ...