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ROME (AP) — The Latest on the drawn-out process of forming Italy's new government (all times local):7:40 p.m.Italian President Sergio Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders' choice of an economy minister who has expressed anti-euro views because the appointment would have …
SAO PAULO (AP) — A strike by Brazilian truckers that has caused shortages at gas stations and supermarkets across Latin America's biggest country entered a seventh day Sunday with no immediate solution in sight.Anger over rising diesel prices led truckers to begin striking last week and …
NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney's otherwise lucrative reign over "Star Wars," the Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American …
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling more than 228,000 pounds of Spam and another product made by Minnesota-based Hormel after four consumers complained about metal objects in the food.The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the canned chicken and …
PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, …
LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged.London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike …
DETROIT (AP) — The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit's long decline from America's manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy.The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's …
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain.In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A truckers' strike in Brazil left a patchwork of empty gas stations and barren supermarket shelves Saturday as drivers appeared unmoved by the government's threats to use force or fine people who didn't comply.Police forces conducted operations to clear blocked roads …
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people" to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron.Marches and rallies …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway.But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode …
PHOENIX (AP) — Until recently, Lilly Mucarsel has spoken Spanish just about everywhere since arriving in the United States from Ecuador three decades ago: at the library, the movies, the grocery store. She raised three daughters who also speak Spanish and are passing on the tradition to her …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it …
Here are the 10 highest-paid female CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The AP's compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which …
Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. …
For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm.Equilar examined regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 339 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index that filed proxy statements with …
Here are the highest-paid CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.The AP's compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed proxy …
NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers.The pay increase matches the …
Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers.Women make up only 5 percent of the CEO ranks at S&P 500 companies. Yet median compensation for a female CEO was valued at $13.5 million for the 2017 fiscal …
The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO in the industry made $14.9 million last year, which means half earned more than that, and …

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