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Deal lets luxury Montana ski club keeps its liquor licenses

Jun. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor to Gov....

Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

May. 31, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on Friday and will report them Saturday at the American Society of...

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity

May. 28, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MacKenzie Bezos, who finalized her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this year, is pledging to give away half her fortune to charity. The novelist said Tuesday that she signed The Giving Pledge, a campaign to get the ultra-wealthy to pledge at least half their fortune...

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage at Little Caesars

May. 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product — meatless sausage crumbles — on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars will start testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima, Washington; and...

Buffett says trade war with China would be bad for world

May. 6, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday with Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who serves on Berkshire's board. Over the...

The Latest: Buffett says trade war would be bad for world

May. 6, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's comments on a variety of topics (all times local): ___ 7:15 a.m. Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday with Berkshire Hathaway Vice...

Montana threatens to pull exclusive club's liquor licenses

May. 2, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Members like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake might find it difficult to get a drink the next time they go skiing at the exclusive Yellowstone Club if state regulators follow through on their threat to pull several liquor licenses from the Montana resort. State Department of Revenue...

Beyond Meat fattens up as shares more than double in IPO

May. 2, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

Investors have a big appetite for fake meat. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan "meat" to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs. Beyond Meat...

The Latest: Beyond Meat shares close 163% higher

May. 2, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Beyond Meat's initial public offering (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Investors gave a beefy welcome to Beyond Meat in its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday. The fake meat company's share price jumped 163 percent to end the day at $65.75 per share. The California-based...