Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese o...

Taiwan, US jointly hold women’s empowerment expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Talent Circulation Alliance — Women's Empowerment Expo (W-Expo) opened at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei on Thursday (Nov. 21). The event seek...

2019 FUTEX in Taipei set to spotlight smart agriculture tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 FUTEX future technology exhibition taking place in Taipei between Dec. 5-8 will emphasize Taiwan’s smart agricultural biotech. Featured at the annual tec...

Taiwan students' ASFV device wins silver at international competition

A team of students from National Chung Cheng University won a silver medal for developing a fast screening device that detects the African swine fever virus (ASFV) at the International Genetically Eng...

Taiwan Sound Lab opens to loud fanfare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sound Lab, a collaboration between Taiwan and France, opens Friday (Nov. 22) at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) with exhibitions and concerts. Minister o...

Automated Mini 7-Elevens sprout all over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 7-Eleven, the largest chain of convenience stores in Taiwan, has recently expanded its unmanned store concept and rolled out 140 Mini 7-Eleven vending machines across the ...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its third straight drop. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way lower. Tho...

Records pile up for S&P 500, Nasdaq in milestone run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wall Street is enjoying its third record-setting run of this year, with the major stock indexes delivering a string of all-time highs in recent weeks. The S&P ...

Iran net outage first to effectively isolate a whole nation

Internet connectivity is trickling back in Iran after the government shut down access to the rest of the world for more than four days. The outage came in response to unrest apparent...

US agency to consider expanded drilling in Alaska reserve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency has drafted new management alternatives that could lead to expanded drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Bureau of Land Ma...

Glitch in Medicare drug plan finder could cost consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glitch in Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-up...

China bats away rumors, says trade talks with US continue

China is working to resolve conflicts with Washington over trade, a Commerce Ministry official said Thursday, dismissing speculation the talks might be in trouble as unreliable “rumors.” ...

Stocks move lower on Wall Street over trade anxiety

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as investors worry that the U.S. and China will fail to make a trade deal before the year is over. The world’s la...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are falling in early trading on Wall Street as traders continue ...

Asian shares skid on renewed US-China trade worries

Shares skidded Thursday in Asia, tracking moderate declines on Wall Street as anxious mounted over the possibility the U.S. and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. Hong Kong led the ...