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___ Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage WASHINGTON (AP) — Gripped by the accelerating viral outbreak, the U.S. economy is under pressure fro...

Delta won't furlough pilots; job cuts possible at Southwest

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines on Wednesday dropped a threat to furlough more than 1,700 pilots after they ratified a cost-cutting agreement that the airline said was needed to help it cope with a down...

Italy extends partial lockdown as Naples hospitals struggle

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The regions of Italy that include the cities of Naples and Florence were declared coronavirus red zones Friday, the latest signals of the dire condition of Italian hospitals strug...

Recent research from Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong: Cardiovascular Risks in Bus Drivers in Hong Kong in Relation to Road Safety

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 5 November 2020 - A recent increase in bus accidents has raised public concerns about bus drivers' health in relation to road safety. According to a study in the lates...

Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion show

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital’s business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the cou...

IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year, yet some rebound is expected as all but two — Leba...

Hundreds of Honduran migrants set out for US amid pandemic

CORINTO, Honduras (AP) — The first of hundreds of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the United States arrived at the Guatemala border on foot Thursday morning, testing the newly reopened frontier that...

Hundreds of migrants set out from Honduras amid pandemic

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants began walking Wednesday night from this city in northern Honduras toward the Guatemala border, testing a well-trod migration route now in times of ...

UN: Pandemic has cost 34 million jobs in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N.’s International Labour Organization said Wednesday that at least 34 million jobs have been lost in Latin America due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ILO...

Taiwan records 4th longest working hours worldwide in 2019

Taiwanese worked the fourth-longest hours among nationals in 39 countries around the world in 2019, according to a Ministry of Labor (MOL) report. The average number of hours worked in Taiwan last ...

AXA Wellness Index 2020: Mental wellbeing takes over financial wellbeing to become the most important factor affecting public’s wellness in HK, Macau and other GBA cities

Hong Kong's workplace stress tops the region 1 in 4 working class suffer from mental health issues Mental health support at workplace is seriously insufficient AXA Wellness Index 2020 -- Hong...

China would rather see TikTok US close than a forced sale: Reuters

ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok's U.S. business to potential buyers including Microsoft MSFT.O and Oracle ORCL.N since U.S. President Donald Trump threatened last month to ban the servi...

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the...

Child care crisis pushes US mothers out of the labor force

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Wynn had just launched her own project management business, hitting a career stride after years of struggle that began with earning an undergraduate degree as a single mother. ...

Eat With Your Family Day supports greater family bonding amidst COVID-19

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 September 2020 - Strong family bonding is becoming even more pertinent amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 season. To celebrate the importance of spending qualit...