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Companies are trying to attract more smartphone users across Africa. But there are risks

May. 19, 2024 02:20 AM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Anita Akpeere prepared fried rice in her kitchen in Ghana's capital as a flurry of notifications for restaurant orders lit up apps on her phone. “I don’t think I could work without a phone in my line of business,” she said, as requests came in for her signature dish, a...

English fishing village told to boil water after a parasite outbreak sickens over 45 people

May. 17, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A scenic fishing village in southwestern England was under instructions to boil its tap water for a third day on Friday after a parasite sickened more than 45 people in the latest example of Britain's troubled water system. Around 16,000 homes and businesses in the...

Deere Q2 results top Street but it cuts 2024 profit outlook again as farmers buy fewer tractors

May. 16, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

Deere's fiscal second-quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations, but the company lowered its full-year profit forecast for a second time as farmers buy fewer tractors and other equipment as they deal with declining prices for their crops. Deere, which makes agricultural...

Mining giant Anglo American to break up its sprawling business as it tries to fend off takeover

May. 14, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mining giant Anglo American PLC plans to break up its sprawling worldwide business — including spinning off the DeBeers diamond operation — as it seeks to fend off a takeover and focus on minerals that are expected to boom amid the global shift to green energy. ...

US dedicates $60 million to saving water along the Rio Grande as flows shrink and demands grow

May. 10, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government is dedicating $60 million over the next few years to projects along the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico and West Texas to make the river more resilient in the face of climate change and growing demands. The funding announced Friday by...

Salad chain says a cleaner farming method will offset adding steak to its menu. What is it?

May. 09, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

Salad chain Sweetgreen is adding steak to its menu, an announcement that led to strong reactions online, with customers questioning how that would impact the company’s carbon neutral plans. Founded in 2007 and known as a fast-casual spot serving salads and bowls, Sweetgreen says...

UN seeks $430 million for drought-hit Zimbabwe, saying millions of people need food and water

May. 09, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — About half of Zimbabwe’s population urgently needs food and water after the country’s worst drought in four decades, the U.N. humanitarian agency said Thursday as it launched an appeal for $430 million to help those most in need. About 7.6 million of the...

Men behind the doomsday seed vault in the Arctic win World Food Prize

May. 09, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Cary Fowler and Geoffrey Hawtin began thinking about ways to prevent starvation and protect the world's food supply, they came up with what Fowler called “the craziest idea anybody ever had” — a global seed vault built into the side of an Arctic mountain. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 09, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Post and Courier. May 7, 2024. Editorial: 3 days and 2 reforms that could transform 2024 SC legislative session With three days remaining, there’s still time for the S.C. Legislature to salvage something substantive from a 2024 session that’s on track to have...

Nicaragua cancels a controversial Chinese interoceanic canal concession after nearly a decade

May. 08, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — After nearly a decade, Nicaragua's congress finally canceled on Wednesday a controversial canal concession granted to a Chinese businessman that critics said endangered the environment and threatened to displace rural communities. Despite a symbolic...