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Poverty and inflation: Egypt's economy hit by global turmoil

Sep. 25, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign...

Can small businesses afford to stay in Tampa Bay?

Sep. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Delma’s, The Flower Booth has operated out of the same 3,752-square-foot shop in St. Petersburg’s Kenwood neighborhood since 1953. Stephanie Anderson – who took over the florist business started by her aunt Delma Nichols Booth – said they’ve...

Trooper, man wounded in gunfire exchange after traffic stop

Sep. 23, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and a man who fled from a traffic stop were wounded in an exchange of gunfire, officials said. Both were hospitalized after the shooting late Thursday along Interstate 24 in Coffee County, which is about midway between...

Inflation, unrest challenge Bangladesh's 'miracle economy'

Sep. 23, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions. “I went to two other places, but they told me they don’t have supplies....

Asian stocks slide for 3rd day on economic growth fears

Sep. 22, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Friday after more rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to control persistent inflation spurred fears of a possible global recession. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged lower....

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

Sep. 19, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate the price of pork. The latest meat-industry settlement will likely reinforce concerns that the White...

Maggots key to crisis-time fertilizer for Ugandan farmers

Sep. 18, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

KAYUNGA, Uganda (AP) — Moses Wamugango peered into the plastic vats where maggots wriggled in decomposing filth, the enviable project of a neighbor who spoke of the fertilizer problem he had been able to solve. The maggots are the larvae of the black soldier fly, an insect whose...

Rapper PnB Rock fatally shot in Los Angeles restaurant

Sep. 13, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot during a robbery at a South Los Angeles restaurant where police believe a social media post may have tipped the assailant to his location. The Philadelphia artist, whose real name is Rakim Allen, was gunned down Monday at a...

Goddess gowns, Old Hollywood glam and pink rule Emmy carpet

Sep. 13, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hannah Waddingham wore Dolce & Gabbana with bedazzled high top sneakers on her feet Monday while Elle Fanning went Old Hollywood in a gown designed by Sharon Long of her show, “The Great,” as glamour returned to the Emmys in sticky Los Angeles humidity. ...

AP PHOTOS: Queen as commodity, muse for artists, fans

Sep. 12, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

For a lifetime, she was everywhere all at once. Queen Elizabeth II was a history-making sovereign, to be sure, but she was also a commodity, an artist’s muse, a conduit for self expression on the street, many streets in fact, well beyond those of Britain. At 96,...