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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Biden, NY governor lift lid on plans to overhaul 'third world' LaGuardia
A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," U.S. Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.
A special resident visa for foreign national entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in Taiwan will soon be open for application, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
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The Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI) yesterday released a report urging government policies that incorporate women into the workforce ahead of a labor shortage.
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Taiwan is still negotiating with Indonesia and the Philippines on their "unilateral" decisions made earlier this month to raise wages for domestic helpers in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
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Shares in Taiwan staged a mild technical rebound Tuesday as gains posted by select high-tech stocks helped the broader market climb out of a 2.4 percent plunge seen a session earlier, dealers said.
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AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's leading flat panel makers, said Tuesday that its net profit for the second quarter fell 16 percent from the previous quarter, due to slow-season effects for the quarter that dragged down product prices.
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The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟), a social welfare group, yesterday protested a new government policy that will allow slightly disabled people aged 85 and older to hire foreign caretakers.
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Asian markets mostly fell again Tuesday, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after its heaviest one-day loss in more than eight years.
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Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world's biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year.
Oil prices fell further in Asia Tuesday after a plunge in Chinese stocks jolted global markets and added to fears about an oversupply of the commodity.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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