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AP-NORC poll: People of color bear COVID-19's economic brunt

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, Elvia Banuelos’ life was looking up. The 39-year-old mother of two young children said she felt confident about a new management-level job with the U.S. Census Bureau — she...

US airlines adding jobs, extending rebound from October low

U.S. airlines are adding jobs as industry employment extends a rebound from a low in October, when tens of thousands of airline workers were briefly laid off after federal payroll aid expired. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2021. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2...

Taiwan's economy in 2020 outgrew China for 1st time in 30 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thanks to its exceptional handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan's economy grew at a higher rate than China in 2020 for the first time in 30 years — ...

Delta asks more workers to take leave as travel slump widens

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines has managed to avoid furloughs but is now asking more employees to take unpaid leaves of absence, a sign of the deepening slump in air travel as coronavirus cases increa...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan falls to 6,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has dropped to a new eight-month low, with only about 6,000 Taiwanese still taking unpaid leave due to the economic impact of th...

Taiwan employers, brokers must cover quarantine fees for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's labor ministry said migrant workers should notify the authorities if their employers or placement agencies charge them for home quarantine costs. Violators...

Ryanair blames European 'mismanagement' for winter cuts

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair became the latest European airline to announce big reductions in its winter schedule after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were reimposed across the continent. ...

Delta posts $5.38 billion 3Q loss as pandemic hammers travel

The summer travel season was even worse than expected for Delta Air Lines, which lost $5.38 billion in the third quarter as people hunkered down at home during the pandemic. Most of ...

60% of Taiwanese companies reducing footprint in China amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese companies in China are reducing their operations in the communist country due to the Wuhan coronavirus' (COVID-19) continued impact on their bottom line, des...

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the last four months, Ahmed al-Kurdi, his wife and three children have been stranded in Jordan, where they traveled from their home in the Gaza Strip for life-saving medical treat...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan edges up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has increased slightly over the past seven days due mainly to border restrictions put in place by governments around the world i...

With Kenyan schools closed, one turns to raising chickens

KIRINYAGA, Kenya (AP) — Chickens have replaced students in one Kenyan school as struggling educators make what money they can after the country’s studies were called off until January. ...

Justice Dept.: Ohio State researcher shared work with China

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A medical researcher and professor who had been working most recently at Ohio State University is facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a sophisticated scheme to tra...

Low-cost airline HK Express resuming flights in August

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Monday it will gradually resume flights on Aug. 2 as Asian governments ease coronavirus-related travel re...