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China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

Pork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped by up to 40 percent as China's struggle to stamp out African swine fever in its vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets

Polish court says founders of financial scam guilty of fraud

A Polish court says the two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme are guilty of fraud for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million, in one of the nation's biggest financial scandals

World shares mixed with no easing of China-US…

World shares mixed, European benchmarks and Wall Street futures lower

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New Mexico mayor's plan would charge for emergency costs

New Mexico mayor proposes billing drivers for car accidents resulting in hazardous material cleanup or extractions

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off…

Billionaire technology investor shocks 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College, announcing at their commencement that he will pay off their students loans worth up to $40 million

Report: More companies in China handing over…

Report: Number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology has doubled since two years ago

Japan economy expands 2%, 2nd straight quarter of…

The Japanese government says Japan's economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry is growing, with producers excited about this year's harvest

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UAE energy minister hints at support for oil…

The United Arab Emirates' energy minister says he does not think relaxing oil production cuts in place is the right measure

Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

U.S. oil sanctions on Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU…

French President Emmanuel Macron wants this week's European Parliament elections to be his shining moment to push his ambitions for a stronger Europe

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a…

'Marijuana legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question as more US states debate allowing pot

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese…

APNewsBreak: The Senate's top Democrat wants an investigation into whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in…

Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting plans for an open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona, arguing that it could irreparably harm ancestral Indian lands and harm water supplies and wildlife habitat

UK leader promises a 'bold offer' on Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes

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