Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market.
The prime ministers of Vietnam and Russia have agreed to nearly triple their bilateral trade volume to $10 billion by 2020 from $3.55 billion last year.
The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.
Japan is reporting a trade deficit in October but is seeing a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September.
Shareholders have given final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine despite one shareholder's late bid to stop the deal.
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.72.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas.
Health officials say there's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.
A thriving trade in preowned luxury watches is overshadowing sales of new time pieces, fueled by internet buzz and a proliferation of dedicated retailers who pull in millions of dollars a year.
A labor union says a 45-day strike by Marriott hotel workers in Boston is over after workers ratified a new contract agreement.
Luxury watches have long been a symbol of the wealthy.
The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 5:05 p.m.
The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party's supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country's illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users.
Mars Inc. marches to its own beat.
A meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea has highlighted divisions between global powers the U.S. and China and a growing competition for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific.
The Latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 2:40 p.m.
Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil" banners.
North Dakota set oil and gas production records in September, but a slowdown is expected in the coming months due to a sharp drop in oil prices.
Drivers in France are planning to block roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.
The chief executive of J.Crew Group Inc. is stepping down.