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Gov. DeSantis surrogates escalate tit-for-tat versus Disney

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees to Disney World's governing board have launched a fresh salvo in the fight to control the resort, seeking to expand their authority after their Disney-controlled predecessors abdicated most powers to the company. Supervisors of the Central Florida Tourism ...

Amazon worker injuries dip last year, but higher than 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's total injury rate for warehouse workers took a dip last year, but injuries were still worse than they were in 2020, according to an analysis released Wednesday by a coalition of labor unions. The report, which was compiled by the Strategic Organizing Center and ...

Global shares trend higher with focus on inflation data

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday, as investors watched for key inflation data likely to influence the Federal Reserve's stance on interest rates. France's CAC 40 added 0.4% in early trading to 7,420.32. Germany's DAX edged up 0.4% to 15,709.27. Britain's FTSE 100 ...

Musk says owning Twitter ‘painful’ but needed to be done

LONDON (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk has told the BBC that running Twitter has been "quite painful" but that the social media company is now roughly breaking even after he acquired it late last year. In an interview also streamed live late Tuesday on Twitter Spaces, Musk discussed his ...

Credit Suisse rescue rebuked by half of Swiss parliament

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's lower house of parliament issued a searing — though symbolic — rebuke Wednesday of an emergency plan spearheaded by the executive branch to prop up embattled Credit Suisse and shepherd it into a takeover by Swiss banking rival UBS. The National Council, ...

Latest inflation data could show further gradual improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The persistence of high inflation will likely be on display — again — in Wednesday's latest government report on consumer price increases. Yet there may also be some signs of improvement in the March inflation data, with the prices of some key items, such as gasoline, ...