New Colombian President Pledges to Protect Rainforest | Business News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion into the forest, and create reserves where Indigenous communities and others are allowed to harvest rubber, acai … Read more

Juul Can Keep Selling E-Cigarettes as Court Blocks FDA Ban | Business News

By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer Juul can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes, at least for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a government ban. Juul filed an emergency motion earlier Friday, seeking the temporary hold while it appeals the sales ban. The e-cigarette maker had asked the court to … Read more

Ford Pledges to Work With Community Near Future Factory | Business News

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ford Motor Co. Officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker’s planned electric truck factory, a project expected to create thousands of jobs and change the face of the region. More than 200 people attended … Read more

Pilots Picket as Airline Unions Leverage Summer Travel Woes | Business News

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) – Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell … Read more

Trial of Elizabeth Holmes’ Partner, Ex-Lover Nears Climax | Business News

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer A jury on Tuesday is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the trial of Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former Theranos official charged with teaming up with his secret lover, CEO Elizabeth Holmes, to carry out a massive fraud. The three months of testimony and evidence mirrored the case against … Read more

Asian Stocks Rebound as Wall St Futures Gain After Holiday | Business News

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) – Asian stocks rebounded Monday as Wall Street futures moved higher while US markets were closed for a holiday. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney gained. Oil prices rebounded above $ 110 per barrel. The future for Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index was up 1.4% after … Read more

Asian Markets Mostly Lower Ahead of US Holiday | Business News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) – Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the US Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. Shares fell … Read more

Starbucks Head of North America Business Leaving Company | Washington News

SEATTLE (AP) – Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ North America president who’s been a prominent figure in the company’s push against worker unionization, is leaving the company after 17 years. In a letter sent to Starbucks employees, whom the company calls “partners,” chief operating officer John Culver said the decision “was not taken lightly” and added that … Read more

Buttigieg: US May Act Against Airlines on Consumers’ Behalf | Business News

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying … Read more

CDC Advisers Recommend COVID-19 Shots for Children Under 5 | Business News

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – US health advisers on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers – the last group without the shots. The advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously decided that coronavirus vaccines should be opened to children as young as 6 months. … Read more