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Contestants fix utility poles during a skill competition held by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The 49th competition of maintenance skills was held on Wednesday in Kaohsiung. The contest attracted more than 902 contestants to take part in 25 different challenges, marking the highest number of participants for three years. Taipower said that the competition was an important stage for allowing employees to demonstrate the professional skills required to do their job, while also providing an opportunity for them to exchange knowledge and experiences.
 
Toshiba's shares skyrocketed over 22 percent Wednesday on hopes it will unload a stake in its prized chip business to shore up a battered balance sheet.
 
SEMI, the global association connecting and representing the worldwide electronics manufacturing supply chain, recently announced the appointment of Ajit Manocha as its president and CEO.
 
American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.
 
Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 percent as results were dragged down by lower sales, store closures and other costs.
 
German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer on Wednesday reported record sales and profits for 2016 and said it expected further growth in 2017, as its goal to seal a mammoth takeover of U.S. seedmaker Monsanto remains on track.
 
The top two CSX executives will retire this spring, and the railroad plans to lay off roughly 1,000 management employees next month.
 
Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.
 
The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.
 
Introducing the Acer-developed smart parking system
Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer Inc., the Tainan City government and Tainan University of Applied Sciences unveiled Tuesday a new smart parking management system that allows drivers to easily find parking lots in the southern Taiwanese city.
 
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