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South Carolina's biggest MLK Day event going virtual again

Jan. 09, 2022 11:31 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's biggest ceremony to honor the life of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. will be held virtually again because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The King Day at the Dome event also had to be held virtually because of the pandemic in 2021,...

McMaster names lawyer to chair South Carolina's health board

Jan. 07, 2022 16:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday named a Columbia-area attorney to become the next chair of the state’s health board. The governor has nominated Robert Bolchoz to the board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control,...

Tech founder out after antisemitic, anti-vaccine screed

Jan. 04, 2022 22:58 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah tech company founder and onetime prominent figure in state Republican politics resigned from the board of the company he started Tuesday after sending an email outlining an antisemitic vaccination conspiracy theory. David Bateman, founder and board...

After shaking up Exxon's board, Engine No. 1 widens sights

Dec. 27, 2021 09:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Few had heard of Engine No. 1 until it shocked corporate America this year by pushing Exxon Mobil to revamp its board of directors, in part to focus more on clean energy. Now it’s bringing its active-ownership approach to the world of stock index funds, which sit at the heart of...

Ayotte elected chair of the BAE Systems board of directors

Dec. 14, 2021 09:56 AM EST

Former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has been elected chair of the BAE Systems, Inc., board of directors for a three-year term. Ayotte was appointed to the board of the defense manufacturer in June 2017. During her term in the U.S. Senate from 2011-2017,...

Founder's daughter named chair of fashion giant Inditex

Nov. 30, 2021 06:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The daughter of the founder of Spanish clothing company Inditex, which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti and other fashion chains, has been named as the company's next chairperson. woman, the company said Tuesday. Inditex’s board of directors named Marta Ortega...

Dubai's Union Properties boss dismissed as board chairman

Nov. 09, 2021 09:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chairman of Dubai-based real estate developer Union Properties was dismissed from the company's board on Tuesday, a day after the firm disclosed that a top prosecutor in the United Arab Emirates had called for his detention amid an investigation into...

Emirati prosecutors investigating Dubai's Union Properties

Oct. 24, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati prosecutors said Sunday they launched a major investigation into Dubai-based real estate developer Union Properties, saying they would probe allegations the long-troubled firm committed fraud and other offenses while trying to claw its way out of...