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Former Calif. regulator tapped to run highway safety agency

Oct. 19, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation's highway safety agency. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Steven Cliff, who has served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic...

Canadian National CEO retiring in face of investor pressure

Oct. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian National's CEO is retiring instead of staying to fight against an investor who has been pushing for his ouster. The Montreal-based railroad on Tuesday announced JJ Ruest's decision to retire at the end of January without mentioning the...

Sale of half Ocean casino to Detroit Ilitch group approved

Oct. 14, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators on Thursday approved the sale of half of Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort to the Ilitch organization, which owns professional sports teams, a nationwide pizza chain and a casino in Detroit. The New Jersey...

California union leader charged with tax fraud, embezzlement

Oct. 13, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top staff member at California's largest labor union has resigned after she and her husband were charged with felonies including tax fraud. Alma Hernandez served as executive director for SEIU California since 2016. The union represents...

Brian Goldner, who led transformation a Hasbro, dies at 58

Oct. 12, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Goldner, who as CEO and chairman spearheaded Hasbro’s transformation from a toy company to an entertainment force, has died. He was 58. The announcement Tuesday came two days after the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, company said Goldner was taking a...

Aspen Technology, Hess rise; Southwest Airlines, Hasbro fall

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday. Hasbro Inc., down $1.46 to $88.54. The toy and entertainment company announced that CEO Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence. ...

Ameren announces changes in leadership, including next CEO

Oct. 11, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The longtime chief executive officer for Ameren Corp. will become executive chairman, and another veteran of the utility will become CEO, the company announced Monday. Marty Lyons will replace Warner Baxter as president and CEO starting Jan. 1, the St....

Instacart CEO says online grocery shopping has room to grow

Oct. 11, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

When the pandemic hit the U.S. last year, grocery delivery company Instacart suddenly became a lifeline for millions of consumers. Sales volumes skyrocketed; in one month, the company added 300,000 drivers to keep up with its orders. “We saw five years of growth packed...

Toymaker Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner will take medical leave

Oct. 10, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy and entertainment company Hasbro Inc. has announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from his CEO role, effective immediately. The move, announced Sunday, follows Goldner's disclosure in August 2020 that he was undergoing...

Biden nominates fundraiser Tsunis for Greece ambassadorship

Oct. 08, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate George Tsunis, an influential Democratic fundraiser and hotelier, to be his envoy to Greece. Tsunis had a previous ambassadorial nomination fall apart. Former President Barack Obama picked Tsunis...