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A MorseLife Health System sign is shown on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into MorseLife Health System, a nonprofit that operates a nursing home and assisted living facility, amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees.  (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)

Florida company accused of steering vaccines to rich donors

Jan. 6, 2021 3:24 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into an upscale nursing home amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees. The Washington Post and New York Post both reported that...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2020, file photo, women from age 6 to 102 in a family that has worked on a palm oil plantation for five generations hold out the palms of their hands in Malaysia. The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world’s biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor and other abuses on plantations that feed into the supply chains of some of America’s most famous food and cosmetic companies. (AP Photo/File)

US bans second Malaysian palm oil giant over forced labor

Dec. 31, 2020 10:23 AM EST

The U.S. said it will ban all shipments of palm oil from one of the world’s biggest producers after finding indicators of forced labor and other abuses on plantations that feed into the supply chains of some of America’s most famous food and cosmetic companies. The order against Malaysian-owned...

FILE – In this April 12, 2005, file photo, operator Kevin Holko monitors the control room during a scheduled refueling shutdown at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in North Perry, Ohio. A federal court docket showed that

Scandal-battered utility now faces specter of pricy lawsuits

Dec. 30, 2020 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest electric utility, its reputation battered by scandal, has been besieged by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by angry shareholders who include some of the country’s biggest institutional investors. And, if history is a guide, FirstEnergy Corp. and its insurers...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020 file photo, former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn holds a press conference at the Maronite Christian Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, north of Beirut, Lebanon. In an opinion published Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, a panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations says former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan in late 2018 and has urged “compensation” and “other reparations” for him from the Japanese government. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, file)

French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

Dec. 26, 2020 11:14 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A team of French investigators will come to Beirut next month to participate in interrogating former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, a Lebanese justice ministry official said Saturday. The official gave no specific date or details of what information the investigators would seek from...

A security guard mans a checkpoint into the Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Friday, May 27, 2016. Chinese regulators on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 announced an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, stepping up official efforts to tighten control over China's fast-growing tech industries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China steps up pressure on Alibaba with anti-monopoly probe

Dec. 24, 2020 5:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators on Thursday announced an anti-monopoly investigation of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, stepping up the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to control fast-growing tech industries. President Xi Jinping’s government worries about the dominance of competitors such...

FILE - Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York.    Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street Wednesday, Dec. 23,  following a mixed set of reports on the economy.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Asian markets advance after S&P 500 snaps losing streak

Dec. 23, 2020 11:27 PM EST

Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after stocks eked out small gains on Wall Street following a mixed set of reports on the economy. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Stocks fell in Shanghai after China’s market regulator said it has launched an anti-monopoly investigation of...

In this May 16, 2013, photo, Rod Ratcliff, CEO of Centaur gaming, owner of racinos, smiles during an interview. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, to force Ratcliff to give up his ownership stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a new casino being built in Gary, Indiana, saying he had continued exerting control over its parent company in violation of state orders. (Danese Kenon/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana officials forcing out longtime casino executive

Dec. 23, 2020 5:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casino regulators voted Wednesday to force a longtime heavyweight in the state’s gambling industry to give up his ownership stake in a Lake Michigan casino, saying he had continued exerting control over its parent company in violation of state orders. The Indiana Gaming...

China criticizes US corporate auditing penalties

Dec. 21, 2020 6:35 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday called on Washington not to enforce a measure that might expel Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges if they fail American government audits. The law, signed Friday by President Donald Trump, is a response to complaints Chinese companies were...

Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office seizes two fake domain names

Dec. 18, 2020 3:13 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities have seized two domain names posing as biotechnology companies developing COVID-19 treatments but are apparently collecting personal information for fraud and installing malware, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore said Friday. An investigation was launched by...

FILE - In this May 2020, file photo, Tyson's Fresh Meat workers file in for a tour of safety measures put into place after the plant in Waterloo, Iowa, had to shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The family of a Tyson Foods employee are alleging in a lawsuit that he died from COVID-19 after the meat processing giant failed to implement safety protocols to guard against the coronavirus at the Iowa plant where he worked. (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP, File)

Tyson fires 7 at Iowa pork plant after COVID betting inquiry

Dec. 16, 2020 7:05 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods has fired seven top managers at its largest pork plant after an independent investigation confirmed allegations that they bet on how many workers would test positive for the coronavirus, the company announced Wednesday. The company said the investigation, led by former...