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Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters reach labor agreement that avoids US strike

Feb. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EST

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has reached a contract agreement with the Teamsters union that avoids a strike at its U.S. plants. The union had threatened a strike at the brewer’s 12 U.S. plants if an agreement on a new five-year contract wasn’t reached by 11:59 p.m. EST...

Protesting farmers spray Brussels police with liquid manure near EU's base in a new display of power

Feb. 26, 2024 17:49 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farmers clashed with police in Belgium on Monday, spraying officers with liquid manure and throwing eggs and flares at them in a fresh show of force as the European Union's agriculture ministers met in search of ways to address the protesters’ concerns. The...

American women's cycling team punished for deception attempt to enter race in Belgium

Feb. 26, 2024 07:13 AM EST

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — American women’s cycling team Cynisca was punished by the sport’s governing body Monday for trying to enter an international race by deceiving organizers. The International Cycling Union said a team official told a mechanic “to wear a rider’s...

Materialise: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 07:02 AM EST

LEVUEN, Belgium (AP) — LEVUEN, Belgium (AP) — Materialise NV (MTLS) on Wednesday reported a loss of $584,000 in its fourth quarter. The Levuen, Belgium-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 7 cents per share. ...

How private equity is changing the global soccer landscape with big investments in clubs and leagues

Feb. 06, 2024 18:58 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid is revamping its training facilities. Sevilla and Valencia are rebuilding their stadiums. Sporting Gijon is expanding its youth academy. Spanish clubs this week are meeting to showcase and discuss projects funded by their shares of the $2.1 billion...

Farmers are blocking key roads between Belgium and the Netherlands in the latest sign of their anger

Feb. 02, 2024 07:14 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farmers parked their tractors across key road crossings on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands on Friday in their latest protest against excessive red tape and competition from cheap imports. The roadblocks, mainly by Belgian farmers with support of some...

Traffic-blocking farmers now closing in on EU capital in a protest seeking better market conditions

Jan. 31, 2024 15:20 PM EST

HALLE, Belgium (AP) — Farmers blocked more traffic arteries across Belgium, France and Italy on Wednesday, as they sought to disrupt trade at major ports and other economic lifelines. They also moved in on Brussels on the eve of a major European Union summit, in a sustained push for better prices...

Jaeger eagles final hole for an 8-under 64 and a 1-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open

Jan. 25, 2024 23:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephan Jaeger of Germany made a 35-foot eagle putt on his final hole for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Nicolai Hojgaard of Denmark after the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Thursday. Jaeger was at 12 under halfway through the...

Antisemitic acts have risen sharply in Belgium and France since the Israel-Hamas war began

Jan. 25, 2024 08:39 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of antisemitic acts registered in France and Belgium rose sharply since Hamas' attack on Israel triggered the war in Gaza, according to figures released Thursday in both countries. In France, data from the Interior ministry and the Jewish Community...

North Carolina technology company Bandwidth leaves incentive agreement with the state

Jan. 23, 2024 18:39 PM EST

A North Carolina company won’t receive tens of millions of dollars in cash incentives from state government as part of a planned business expansion, as it’s only added a small fraction of the new jobs that it was aiming to generate. A state committee that approves incentive...