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Papa John's founder can pursue lawsuit for corporate records

Sep. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is seeking access to the company's books and records. John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. in July, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order...

AutoNation chief, after 20 years, is turning over the keys

Sep. 19, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Jackson is stepping down after almost two decades leading AutoNation, the largest dealership chain in the U.S. Jackson, 69, steered AutoNation through the economic crisis and shares have increased fourfold since he took over in 1999, though he will relinquish his role as...

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that "the vast majority" of transactions were deemed to be "suspicious." Danske Bank commissioned the probe...

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

Sep. 19, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to portray...

The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

Sep. 18, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 11:30 p.m. China's No. 2 leader has appealed for global support for free trade following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday in a...

CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message

Sep. 18, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. Chen hadn't appeared on the show during its season-opening week last week....

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Sep. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of...

Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

Sep. 18, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees. The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers. "You've heard one voice of Papa...

Tyson Foods CEO to step down for 'personal reasons'

Sep. 17, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat producers in the world, announced Monday that its president and CEO Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for "personal reasons." Tyson's board of directors said its group president of beef, pork and international divisions Noel White...

DowDuPont names leaders for Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

Sep. 17, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they're split off from the company. The chemical giants Dow and DuPont merged last year in a deal valued at close to $70 billion, with plans to then split into three distinct...