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Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings...

Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings...

A predicted surge in US job growth for June might not...

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data...

A predicted surge in US job growth for June might not...

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data...

Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the...

The Latest: Louisiana virus cases, hospitalizations spiking

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana is seeing its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, during the height of the state’s outbreak.Nearly 2,100 new...

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina,...

Puerto Rico board approves $10B budget as resignations loom

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico awoke to a new budget approved early Wednesday that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts...

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico celebrated the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will...

The Latest: Thailand proud of European recognition on virus

BANGKOK - The spokesman for the government body coordinating Thailand’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks has expressed pride that the European Union selected Thailand as...