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Thailand preparing total ban on import of electronic waste

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities, who began a series of raids last month on factories accused of illegally importing and processing electronic waste, say they may use special powers given to the military government to impose a total ban on the import of suc


Kroger: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

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CINCINNATI (AP) _ Kroger Co. (KR) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $2.03 billion. On a per-share basis, the Cincinnati-based company said it had net income of $2.37. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 73 cents per shar


Patterson Cos.: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

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ST PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Patterson Cos. (PDCO) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $20.9 million. On a per-share basis, the St Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of 23 cents. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and p


Methode: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Methode Electronics Inc. (MEI) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $36.8 million. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of 98 cents per share. The maker of electrical components for the auto and computer industr


Darden Restaurants: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $174.5 million. The Orlando, Florida-based company said it had net income of $1.39 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The ave


Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American distilleries have watched warily as the threat of tariffs from Europe ratcheted up in recent weeks. While larger, corporate-owned facilities tend to do the most business overseas, small and mid-sized companies could be espec


About 200 suspected poisoned by pesticides in Azerbaijan

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Health officials in Azerbaijan say that about 200 farm workers have been poisoned with chemicals while working in cotton fields. The prosecutor general's office says it's investigating the breach of safety regulations involving the


Commercial Metals: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

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IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $40 million. On a per-share basis, the Irving, Texas-based company said it had profit of 34 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 41


Some rare good climate news: the fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever

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If you’re looking for good news on the climate front, don’t look to the Antarctic. Last week’s spate of studies documenting that its melt rates had tripled is precisely the kind of data that underscores the almost impossible urgency of the moment. And don’


East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

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CAIRO (AP) — Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said on Thursday that the LNA, under the command of Field Marshal Kh