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Malaysian palm oil giant hit with forced labor allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An anti-trafficking organization has filed a petition to ban the importation of palm oil produced by one of the world’s largest...

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting...

Opponents: Pipeline’s defeat ‘a testament to perseverance’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Averitt and his wife have spent six years and more than six figures fighting to keep the Atlantic Coast...

Kanye West? Tim McGraw? Girl Scouts? All got PPP loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans...

Brazil corporations urge action on illegal logging in Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dozens of Brazilian corporations are calling for a crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest, expressing their concerns...

Levi’s to cut 700 office jobs due to virus-related slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi's said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as it...

NY state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings

NEW YORK (AP) — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with...

Italy, Portugal say economic forecasts show need for EU help

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — New forecasts predicting the European Union’s economy is headed for a steep decline underscore the need for quick approval of...

Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the coronavirus pandemic and...

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to...

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