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Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on US consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers absorbed another surge in prices in May — a 0.6% increase over April and 5% over the past year, the biggest 12-month inflation spike since 2008. ...

Food delivery platforms adapt to changing landscape as COVID-19 grips Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's first widespread coronavirus outbreak driving an ever-increasing number of people to work and study from home, food delivery giants foodpanda and Uber Ea...

Taiwan president advises against hoarding during COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) advised against hoarding masks, food and toilet paper after Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15)...

Government soothes fears, says Taiwan has 6 months of food supplies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) assured the public on Thursday (May 13) that Taiwan has enough food for at least six months, in an attempt to end the panic buying sparked...

Taiwanese empty supermarket shelves as local COVID cases rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Panic buying set in across Taiwan after 16 local COVID-19 cases were reported in one day, which sparked fears that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) would declare...

Business Highlights: Cars are scarce, pipeline restarts

___ As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up DETROIT (AP) — Automakers are cutting production as they grapple with a global shortage of computer ...

Rising commodities costs hit Americans at home and on road

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising prices for a variety of commodities are contributing to a jump in prices at the consumer level, with Americans paying more for meat, gasoline, items they keep in their homes and...

As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at i...

Belarus torture survivors take legal action in Germany

The trauma for Valery Samalazau continues each day. "I barely get any sleep, and have been prescribed antidepressants and sleeping pills," he tells DW. "My fingertips are numb since th...

EXPLAINER: Why are fears of high inflation getting worse?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices are rising. Auto prices are soaring. Consumer goods companies are charging more for household basics like toilet paper, peanut butter and soft drinks. Al...

On social media, memories pop up from a pandemic still going

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the pandemic passed the one-year mark, Lisa Phillips wasn't exactly eager to walk down memory lane. She had developed symptoms and quarantined with a suspected case of COVID...

Myanmar's military disappearing young men to crush uprising

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Myanmar’s security forces moved in and the street lamps went black. In house after house, people shut off their lights. Darkness swallowed the block. Huddl...

National bail fund to expand in the Deep South

A national effort helping to bail poor and low-income people out of jail formally announced on Tuesday its expansion into the Deep South. “ Bail Out the South ” is the next phase of ...

Water-loo? Tree takes battlefield prisoner in portable lav

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was rescued after a tree that fell during high winds trapped him inside a portable toilet at Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvani...

Business Highlights

___ US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum WASHINGTON (AP) — Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S. economy is achieving a rem...