Ovamba links African firms, investors

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world’s prevailing financial institutions - banks, credit unions and equity markets - have mostly ignored sub-Saharan Africa. And “microfinance” organizations, while wildly successful in some parts of the Indian subcontinent, have had mixed results there. Could a...


'Jurassic World's' latest evolution tops box office in first week

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” topped the box office with a $100 million-plus debut, only the second time ever that films have roared past that mark in back-to-back weekends. The fifth movie in the franchise based on a fantasy dinosaur theme park collected $150 million in...


Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production is due to improved technology, which has also led to...


The Latest: Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who “invade” the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is “laughed at all...


Etihad to loan pilots to competing UAE airline Emirates

Etihad Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul airline Etihad Airways will loan pilots to competing Dubai-based carrier Emirates under a new program, officials acknowledged Sunday, marking a rare cooperation between the two state-owned carriers who operate only 115 kilometers (70 miles) apart....


Finding cancer patients is pharma industry's unlikely challenge

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, looking to sell a new type of cancer drug that could transform treatment, are grappling with an unusual challenge: finding patients. The new medicines aim to shrink tumors by targeting a rare genetic anomaly -- appearing in 1,500 to...


Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

Casino Reopenings Things To Know

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city’s gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to...


Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to...


Some boosters want South Dakota's Augustana on bigger stage

Augustana Division I

Perhaps the biggest proponent of taking a small private university in South Dakota into the realm of big-time college athletics is a longtime hospital administrator who thinks as big as his 6-foot-6 frame. Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and schmoozed...


Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

Egypt Ride Hailing Apps

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country’s official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and...

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