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White House gains partners to end US hunger within a decade

Sep. 28, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is counting on a variety of private-sector partnerships to help fund and implement its ambitious goal of ending hunger in America by 2030. President Joe Biden is hosting a conference Wednesday on hunger, nutrition and health, the first by...

Volkswagen's offering of Porsche shares nears completion

Sep. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen was nearing the finish line Wednesday as it readied the sale of shares in luxury carmaker Porsche ahead of an expected market listing that will rank among the largest such offerings in European history. The German automaker estimates the deal...

Edmunds: Hyundai Elantra N vs Volkswagen Golf GTI

Sep. 28, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

Hyundai is one of just a few automakers that offer sporty performance-oriented versions of its small cars, and one of its newest is the 2022 Elantra N. Based on the redesigned and sharply styled Elantra small sedan, the N has a high-output engine, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and other...

VP Harris seeks computer chip partners in Japan meetings

Sep. 27, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Armed with a new law that boosts U.S. support for computer chip manufacturing, Vice President Kamala Harris said the administration was looking for new investments and partnerships as she sat down with Japanese technology executives on Wednesday. The morning meeting on...

DEA: Fake pills containing fentanyl helping drive OD deaths

Sep. 27, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of fake prescription pills that contain potentially deadly fentanyl are helping drive overdose death rates to record levels in the U.S., including some now manufactured in rainbow colors designed to look like candy, federal officials said Tuesday. ...

Ford to invest $700M, add 500 jobs at Louisville truck plant

Sep. 27, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford will invest $700 million mainly at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, creating about 500 new jobs over the next four years. The company made the announcement Tuesday after a state board approved incentives for Ford's investment in the state. ...

British pound stabilizes, but turmoil still roils UK economy

Sep. 27, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British pound stabilized Tuesday as U.K. authorities tried to ease investor concerns after the biggest tax cuts in 50 years sent the currency tumbling to a record low and prompted some businesses to predict a devastating combination of a weak currency and rising interest rates....

ADB to devote $14B to help ease food crisis in Asia-Pacific

Sep. 27, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it will devote at least $14 billion through 2025 to help ease a worsening food crisis in the Asia-Pacific. The development lender said it plans a comprehensive program of support to help the 1.1 billion people in...

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

Sep. 26, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco chief, Brian King, the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation’s multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry. The problems facing FDA’s...

Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...