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In this undated photo, a High Hills Elementary fifth-grader describes her food truck model display to Kona Ice of Sumter owner Daniel Palumbo on Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, S.C. (Bruce Mills/The Item via AP)

Food truck design project teaches kids to be entrepreneurs

Jan. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — Learning the ins and outs of starting a business used to be something students were not exposed to until at least high school. Two classes of fifth-graders at High Hills Elementary School on Shaw Air Force Base recently completed a two-week project designing food trucks...

Coworking plans aim to breathe new life into old buildings

Dec. 3, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — At its peak during World War II, the Cone Automatic Machine Co. employed 2,400 people around the clock, workers on the factory floor hunched over lathes grinding metal or clerks in adjacent offices handling paperwork. But since the machine tool company, later known as Cone-Blanchard,...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 file photo Benin's Angelique Kidjo performs in front of heads of states and world leaders during ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. One of Africa's iconic artists, Kiddo, is the voice of a new project aimed at rewriting laws across the African continent that keep millions of women from becoming a more powerful economic force. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)

Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women

Nov. 23, 2019 1:54 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a closet as a bank is driving her desire to see African women leap the many obstacles to obtaining credit — and respect. The Benin-born...