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Philip Morris moving corporate headquarters to Connecticut

Jun. 22, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

Philip Morris International is moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Connecticut. The company said Tuesday that the relocation will bring about 200 new jobs to Connecticut. The new office will include employees on the Americas teams and members of other...

Many Americans moved to less pricey housing markets in 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Americans who moved last year relocated to areas where homes were, on average, bigger and less expensive. On average, people who moved to a different city in 2020 ended up in a ZIP code where average home values were nearly $27,000 lower than in...

Wichita moving company hit with $119,000 civil penalty

Jun. 09, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A now-defunct Wichita moving company has been ordered to pay more than $119,000 in restitution, civil fines, penalties and court costs after the company president ignored a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the Sedgwick County prosecutor. ...

Ocean City orders move of Ferris wheel for zoning violation

Jun. 08, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The company that owns a historic amusement park on the Ocean City, Maryland, boardwalk will be penalized for violating a zoning code if it doesn’t move its Ferris wheel, the town council decided. Trimper’s Rides received its first fine over...

Cruise ships restart in Venice, bring environmental protests

Jun. 05, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The first cruise ship since the pandemic wended its way Saturday through the heart of Venice, escorted by triumphant water-spouting tugboats and elated port workers as it traveled down the Giudecca Canal but also protested by hundreds on land and a small armada of...

Ex-Hanford contractor to pay $3M to settle fraud allegations

Jun. 04, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A former Hanford contractor has agreed to pay about $3 million to settle allegations of fraud in reports to the federal government on its small business subcontracts. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. had its costs for environmental cleanup at the...

Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday. Federal authorities in recent weeks have subpoenaed DeJoy and interviewed current and...

‘Digital nomads’ change economy as Miamians return to work

May. 29, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — If remote working helped usher in Miami’s current wave of migrants, what happens now that it’s safe to return to work? After a year away from the office, companies whose business can be conducted with just a phone and computer are working out just how...

JD Logistics shares gain in Hong Kong stock debut

May. 28, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in JD Logistics, the delivery subsidiary of China’s biggest online retailer jumped as much as 18% in their first trading day Friday as investors bet on more rapid growth for internet industries despite tighter regulatory control by Beijing. JD...

Germany: Large cocaine haul thrown in garbage bins

May. 25, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Staff at a logistics company in Germany threw cocaine with a street value of up to 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in the trash, not realizing that the packages they'd found inside banana crates were drugs, customs officials said Tuesday. Authorities said...