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Coca-Cola taps veteran executive as new president

Oct. 18, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. has named longtime company executive Brian Smith as its new president and chief operating officer. Smith joined the company in 1997. He has led Coke's operations in Brazil and Mexico and most recently was the head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Smith will...

Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

Oct. 17, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented the nation's highest military honor Wednesday to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major who five decades ago "fought with unmatched bravery" at the beginning of one of the Vietnam War's longest and bloodiest battles. John Canley's heroism includes...

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law

Oct. 17, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. Dana Larsen is the founding...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Oct. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can be viable. Sears, which...

Trump's business ties to kingdom run long and deep

Oct. 13, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's booked hotel rooms and meeting spaces to them, sold an entire floor in one of his buildings to them and, in desperate moments in his career, gotten a billionaire from the country to buy his yacht and New York's Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. President Donald Trump's ties to...

'I love the Saudis': Trump business ties to kingdom run deep

Oct. 12, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's booked hotel rooms and meeting spaces to them, sold an entire floor in one of his buildings to them and, in desperate moments in his career, gotten a billionaire from the country to buy his yacht and New York's Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. President Donald Trump's ties to...

Sears names restructuring expert to board as debt is due

Oct. 9, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. is adding a restructuring expert to its board, suggesting the ailing retailer may be preparing to take significant actions to survive or to protect its remaining assets. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, which also owns Kmart, said Tuesday it was bringing on board...

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to work at Fox company

Oct. 8, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump's former communications chief Hope Hicks is taking on a similar role at the new Fox company, meaning she'll supervise messaging at her former boss' favorite television network. The new company, being created by the shedding of many of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets...

China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

Oct. 8, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities scrambled to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during his trip home to China, saying Monday that he was being lawfully investigated for bribery and other crimes. But the government's announcement did little to address...

Hillary and Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Oct. 8, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed "An Evening with President Bill...