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Buffett says trade war with China would be bad for world

May. 6, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday with Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who serves on Berkshire's board. Over the...

The Latest: Buffett says trade war would be bad for world

May. 6, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's comments on a variety of topics (all times local): ___ 7:15 a.m. Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday with Berkshire Hathaway Vice...

Montana threatens to pull exclusive club's liquor licenses

May. 2, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Members like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake might find it difficult to get a drink the next time they go skiing at the exclusive Yellowstone Club if state regulators follow through on their threat to pull several liquor licenses from the Montana resort. State Department of Revenue...

Beyond Meat fattens up as shares more than double in IPO

May. 2, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Investors have a big appetite for fake meat. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs. Beyond Meat...

The Latest: Beyond Meat shares close 163% higher

May. 2, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Beyond Meat's initial public offering (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Investors gave a beefy welcome to Beyond Meat in its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday. The fake meat company's share price jumped 163 percent to end the day at $65.75 per share. The California-based...

Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book

Apr. 22, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that...

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Africa school

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care. More Than Me founder and chief executive officer Katie Meyler announced her resignation...

Today in History

Apr. 4, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 4, the 94th day of 2019. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed while standing on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; his slaying was...

Is that soy in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales rising

Apr. 3, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That's also...