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  • Kohl’s names 3 new directors in deal with activist investors

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s Corp. says it’s adding three independent members to its board of directors as part of an agreement it struck with a key activist investor group that has been fighting to exert more control. The new independent directors nominated by the investor group are Margaret Jenkins, a former marketing executive at […]
  • Wisconsin high court: Governor can’t limit business capacity

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers’ administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature’s approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the conservative-controlled court struck down the state’s mask mandate. The state Supreme Court […]
  • Multitude of businesses show support for voters’ rights

    A multitude of big-name businesses and high-profile individuals, including Amazon, Facebook and Warren Buffett, are showing their support for voters’ rights. In a letter published in The New York Times, the group stressed that Americans should be allowed to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. “For American democracy to work for any of […]
  • Multitude of businesses show support for voters’ rights

    A multitude of big-name businesses and high-profile individuals, including Amazon, Facebook and Warren Buffett, are showing their support for voters’ rights. In a letter published in The New York Times, the group stressed that Americans should be allowed to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. “For American democracy to work for any of […]
  • Wells Fargo profit jumps to $4.74 billion in first quarter

    Wells Fargo & Co. says first-quarter net income jumped to $4.74 billion from $653 million a year earlier, when the pandemic struck the global economy. The San Francisco-based bank said Wednesday that it had earnings of $1.05 per share in the latest quarter, compared with a profit of 1 cent per share a year earlier. […]
  • Profits at Goldman Sachs surge in 1Q, helped by trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs saw its profits nearly quintuple in the first quarter, driven by a massive surge of revenue from its core investment banking and trading operations. The jump in profits is similar to that seen at JPMorgan Chase, which also reported its results on Wednesday, although unlike JPMorgan, Goldman’s […]
  • US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security aides were consulting with NATO on Wednesday to coordinate the alliance’s withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned pullout of American troops by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were meeting senior officials […]
  • US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security aides were consulting with NATO on Wednesday to coordinate the alliance’s withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned pullout of American troops by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were meeting senior officials […]
  • White House: Jill Biden ‘tolerated’ medical procedure ‘well’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden underwent a “common medical procedure” on Wednesday, came through it “well” and was expected to resume her normal schedule, the White House said. President Joe Biden accompanied his wife, 69, to an outpatient center to undergo what the White House said was a “common medical procedure.” No further details were […]
  • EU to negotiate major vaccine contract extension with Pfizer

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced plans Wednesday for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023. In a sign of confidence in a company that has been a mainstay of Europe’s vaccination drive so far, von der Leyen said the EU will start negotiating to […]