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'Quasi-preneurs' see opportunity, challenges in franchising

Aug. 06, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2020, Kelly Jackson and Davina Arceneaux wanted to leave their company jobs and become business owners. They were looking for something both COVID-proof and recession-resistant. Instead of completely stepping out from under a corporate umbrella, they looked at...

NLRB: Mine workers to pay Alabama coal company over $13M

Aug. 03, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal oversight board ordered the United Mine Workers of America to pay more than $13 million in compensation to an Alabama coal company where members have been on strike for more than a year, a ruling the union said Wednesday it would challenge. The...

Mexico's attorney general investigating ex-president

Aug. 02, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday that it has opened several lines of investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto, several weeks after the country’s anti-money laundering agency accused the former leader of handling millions of dollars in...

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

Jul. 29, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former opioid manufacturer has agreed in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices, state attorneys general announced Friday. The company, Allergan, is now part of AbbVie but sold its...

Georgia county files suit to force land sale for spaceport

Jul. 28, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county has filed a lawsuit seeking to force a company to sell land on which the county has long planned to build a launchpad for commercial rockets. Commissioners in coastal Camden County said in a statement Thursday that Union Carbide Co.'s refusal...

US's MCC to invest $237 million in Kosovo's energy grid

Jul. 28, 2022 04:57 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo has signed a $236.7 million (242 million-euro) agreement with a United States government agency to support its energy sector, promote women's participation and boost development. Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani’s office on Thursday said the deal with...

Manchin, Schumer in surprise deal on health, energy, taxes

Jul. 27, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling turnabout, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced an expansive agreement Wednesday that had eluded them for months addressing health care and climate, raising taxes on high earners and corporations and reducing federal debt. ...

Georgia spaceport land deal is off, site owner says

Jul. 21, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The owner of a large industrial site on the Georgia coast said Thursday that it has ended a longstanding agreement to sell the property to a county government whose officials worked for years on a plan to build a launch pad for commercial rockets there. ...

EU proposes half-billion euros for joint defense procurement

Jul. 19, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed earmarking 500 million euros for joint defense procurement in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the military aid EU nations have offered to Kyiv. With the first-ever such pooling of resources, “it will...

US developing satellite system to track hypersonic weapons

Jul. 18, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will spend $1.3 billion to develop advanced satellites that will be able to better track hypersonic missile threats, the Pentagon said Monday, announcing two new contracts that will put the detection and tracking systems in orbit by 2025. Derek Tournear,...