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Ben & Jerry's has new CEO focused on social impact

Aug. 15, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact." Matthew McCarthy became CEO on July 1. The marketing executive is a veteran of Ben & Jerry's parent company, Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, where he has...

Emerson Electric president to retire Oct. 1

Aug. 14, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Edward Monser, who has been president for eight years at Emerson Electric, will retire on Oct. 1. The technology and engineering company announced Monser's retirement Tuesday and said his replacement will be Michael Train, who has worked for Emerson since 1991, leading its Automation...

Today in History

Aug. 14, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. On this date: In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created. In 1900, international forces,...

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

Aug. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had campaigned on building...

Mexico: Lopez Obrador expands plan for Yucatan tourist train

Aug. 13, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect announced an even more ambitious proposal for a train on the Yucatan peninsula Monday that would link nearly all the region's main tourist draws and cost double or more than the previously announced figure. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had campaigned on building...

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

Aug. 13, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates to...

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

Aug. 13, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could pick which...

Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO

Aug. 10, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy, the world-renowned health care organization announced Friday. Farrugia, the CEO of Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, since 2015, told The...

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

Aug. 10, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Aug. 9, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...