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Man charged in Venezuelan bribery, money laundering scheme

Aug. 04, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Syrian man living in South Florida has been charged with laundering money and bribing Venezuelan officials in exchange for receiving lucrative contracts from the South American country’s state-owned energy and food companies. Naman Wakil, 59, appeared...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Aug. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

New York City, Microsoft, Tyson Foods and the U.S. auto industry joined a cascading number of state and local governments and major employers Tuesday that are taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and the holdouts who have yet to get vaccinated. “The...

Tyson Foods, Microsoft to require vaccination for US workers

Aug. 03, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employers of front-line workers to do so amid a resurgence of the virus. Microsoft also announced Tuesday that it will require...

Egypt president vows to increase price of subsidized bread

Aug. 03, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president has vowed to raise the price of government-subsidized bread. It would be the latest in a series of austerity measures taken by his government in recent years to overhaul the country’s economy. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi offered...

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry's parent over Israel boycott

Aug. 03, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The...

Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

Aug. 03, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its...

PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal

Aug. 03, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in a $3.3 billion deal. The New York drink and snack company will keep a 39% non-controlling stake in a newly formed joint venture in the deal with PAI Partners. The sale reflects...

Southeast Asia's Grab sees sales jump, expects to list in Q4

Aug. 02, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing company, saw adjusted net sales for the first three months of the year jump 39% to $507 million as it narrowed its losses, months ahead of a planned public listing in the U.S. The Singapore-based company,...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

Young NC entrepreneur raising quail, selling eggs

Aug. 02, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — When some young entrepreneurs want to make a few bucks, they might pour some lemonade in a pitcher and put a stand out by the road. Cookie Weaver decided she was going to sell quail eggs. The enterprising 9-year-old is...