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This undated photo provided by the J.R. Simplot Company shows a sign outside the J.R. Simplot Company in Boise. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. The company on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, announced the agreement with DowDuPont Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology. (J.R. Simplot Company via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. Simplot Company on...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New York. The longtime PepsiCo CEO is stepping down and she’ll be succeeded by seasoned PepsiCo executive Ramon Laguarta. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 10:28 am
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women. Nooyi, who was born in India, is a rarity on Wall Street as a woman and a minority leading a Fortune 500 company. She oversaw...
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Johann Ebenbichler, BMW's vice president on quality management, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. BMW AG's Korean unit apologized over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe Monday, in its latest efforts to contain the damage as images of the German cars engulfed in flames stoked safety worries. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 06, 2018 - 5:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — BMW AG's Korean unit apologized Monday over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe, seeking to allay concerns over images of cars engulfed in flames. BMW Korea Chairman Kim Hyo-joon said the German carmaker will fully cooperate with the transport ministry's...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, a worker rest on a clothing rack cart outside a fashion and costume accessory store in New York's Garment District. A group of manufacturers, landlords, designers and politicians has a plan to preserve a remnant of the garment industry in a neighborhood where about 5,000 people are still employed in workshops mostly serving higher-end designers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 05, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition. But the city's garment district isn't dead yet. A group of manufacturers, landlords,...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 image from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam, smoke from wildfires obscures the Ahwahnee Meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley and other areas Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, if conditions improve after a 12-day closure due to nearby wildfires. The park’s iconic cliffs have been shrouded in so much smoke that the air quality in Yosemite is currently worse than Beijing. (Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park's iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing. The unhealthy haze prompted officials to close the scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas on July 25 along...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers. The administration on Thursday unveiled plans to freeze the requirements at 2020 levels through 2026,...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, right, and trader Gregory Rowe, left, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 03, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added in May...
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This image from the website of Allied Wallet CEO Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja shows Khawaja posing with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Khawaja gave more than $4 million to Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and other Democrats, then began extending his largesse to Republicans after a lunch with GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy two weeks after Trump clinched the presidency. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Khawaja has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the gates of the banking system.(Andy Khawaja via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities looking into the illegal sale of prescription drugs online are probing the business practices of payment processor Allied Wallet, according to a person with direct knowledge of the case. Allied Wallet's CEO has donated millions of dollars to both political...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, bottles of Heineken beer are photographed in Washington, USA. Dutch brewing company Heineken said in a statement Friday Aug, 3, 2018, it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China’s biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 7:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch brewing company Heineken says it's buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China's biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer. Heineken said in a statement Friday that it would invest $3.1 billion in the venture as it seeks to expand in the world's biggest beer...
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A visitor walks through a Toyota showroom in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Toyota Motor Corp. has reported its quarterly profit climbed 7.2 percent, helped by strong sales in the U.S. and other overseas markets. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 03, 2018 - 2:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday that its quarterly profit climbed 7.2 percent in April-June to a record 657.3 billion yen ($5.9 billion), exceeding analysts' forecasts thanks to strong sales in the U.S. and other overseas markets. The maker of the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus...
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