MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people once fully up and running, Walker and economic development officials said.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. "I discover brands through Instagram," said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth Troy says she was the "queen of sales," going through discounted items at J. Crew and Banana Republic stores at malls near where she lives in Richmond, Virginia.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. Critics call it a missed opportunity. Coal ash is treasure as well as trash, useful for projects from roads to concrete to wallboard.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks gave up an early rally and are falling in late trading after Republican leadership delayed a vote on their health care bill amid mounting doubts the legislation has enough votes to pass. Investors are worried that that means trouble for the business-friendly agenda of Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump.
REDUCTION, Pa. (AP) -- "The Town That Garbage Built" is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to divest itself of the 75-acre property. The $1.5 million asking price includes farmland, 19 single-family homes and a 1914 one-room schoolhouse. The village was once home to about 400 employees of the American Reduction Company.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in recent months obtained information connected to Manafort's transactions from Cypriot authorities, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Scaramucci announced to the world in January that he would be leaving Wall Street for the White House to become President Donald Trump's top public liaison. Not long after, Scaramucci was told by Trump's chief of staff that the sale of his hedge fund -- a deal that includes a well-known Chinese conglomerate -- raised too many ethics issues for him to start work immediately. Scaramucci never left New York.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a manufacturing company is bringing 50 new jobs to Chesapeake. The Democratic governor says Atlantic Core Building Products plans to invest $3 million to build a manufacturing operation facility in the city. He says the project by the manufacturer of steel and commercial construction projects will create 50 new jobs. McAuliffe's office says Virginia beat out North and South Carolina for the project.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world's second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting on its debts. The injection of 2.9 trillion won ($2.6 billion) in additional loans will prevent Daewoo from going bankrupt when some of its debt matures next month, which could have had a damaging impact on the economy, the Financial Supervisory Commission said in a statement.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea announced Thursday a fresh capital injection for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., seeking to prevent the world's second-largest shipbuilder from defaulting on its debts. The injection of 2.9 trillion won ($2.6 billion) will prevent Daewoo from going bankrupt when some of its debt matures next month, which could have had a damaging impact on the economy, the Financial Supervisory Commission said in a statement.
DETROIT (AP) -- During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he'd freeze to death. The federal appeals court judge last year dissented from a ruling ordering a trucking company to rehire Alphonse Maddin.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month -- both with his play and his comments. "I'm not a part of that," Mickelson said after easily winning his first-round match Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Match Play.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth. The moves underscored the progressive image Schultz has helped cultivate for Starbucks as he prepares to cede the CEO job next month to Starbucks President Kevin Johnson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions of dollars.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said Wednesday, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal. Brazil is struggling to contain the scandal, in which investigators say that health inspectors were bribed to overlook expired meats and chemicals and that other products were added to meat to improve its appearance and smell.
Sears got its start more than 130 years ago as a mail-order watch seller. It grew to become the world's largest retailers. But today, it is struggling. It has been closing stores to fight falling sales and this week said it has "substantial doubt " that it can stay in business. Here's a look at Sears through the years: 1886 -- Richard Sears starts the R.W. Sears Watch Co. in Minneapolis.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three years.
CAIRO (AP) -- At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with hundreds of former workers at a New Jersey trucking company who said they were unfairly denied a claim for lost wages after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. The justices ruled 6-2 that a bankruptcy court should not have approved a plan allowing Jevic Transportation Inc. to settle other legal claims first, leaving nothing for the workers.