Behind South Korea’s chip boom, worries over future

SEOUL, South Korea /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work. Soaring demand for microchips used in smartphones, computer servers and data centers is driving … Continue reading Behind South Korea’s chip boom, worries over future

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street’s sharp decline

BEIJING /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street recorded its biggest decline since August. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.6 percent to 3,465.82 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.8 percent to 23,098.29. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent lower to 32,589.83 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 added … Continue reading Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street’s sharp decline

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on wage gains

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A look at President Donald Trump’s statement Tuesday night claiming that American wages are finally rising and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.” THE FACTS: Actually, they are not rising any faster than they have … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump on wage gains

Pundits fight the urge to stay away from ‘presidential’

NEW YORK /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The dirty word for describing President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was “presidential.” That was what some Trump critics tried to put in the mind of pundits assigned to analyze Tuesday’s address, urging them ahead of time not to be seduced by a smooth speech … Continue reading Pundits fight the urge to stay away from ‘presidential’

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on diversity visas

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A look at President Donald Trump’s statement on the diversity visa program Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “The third pillar (of my immigration plan) ends the visa lottery — a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard to skill, merit or … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump on diversity visas

New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight

TOPEKA, Kan. /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Republican Jeff Colyer faces a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature deeply divided over a court mandate to increase state spending on public schools as he prepares to take over as Kansas’ next governor. Colyer, 57, the state’s longest-serving lieutenant governor, was scheduled to be sworn in as governor Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims we’ve examined: WAGE GAINS TRUMP: “After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.” THE FACTS: Actually, they are not rising any faster … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address