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UN: world hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

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ROME — The United Nations on Monday lamented what it called a “dramatic worsening" of world hunger last year, saying much of that is...

Appeals court: Indiana must resume unemployment benefits

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the state temporarily continue payment of federal unemployment benefits, affirming an earlier court order...

Biden calls Cuba ‘remarkable’ protests a ‘call for freedom’

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took...

This Week: Delta earns, industrial production, retail sales

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A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: ...

US begins to ease Venezuela sanctions allowing propane deals

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The U.S. government on Monday began to ease the crippling sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Venezuela by allowing companies...

Populist Edwin Edwards, a ‘Cajun King,’ loved his Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — They were tough acts to follow on the stage of 20th century Louisiana politics: the arm-flailing Depression-era orator Huey Long,...

After Branson flight, Virgin Galactic slumps on stock sale

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Virgin Galactic shares veered sharply lower Monday after the spaceflight company said it’s made arrangements to sell up to $500 million in stock. ...

Cuba’s internet cutoff: The go-to tactic for global despots

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Cubans facing the country’s worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend. In turn, authorities blocked social media sites in...

Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices

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Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere on the island Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus...

Yellen: Compete on economic strengths, not low tax rates

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that deterring the use of tax havens will let countries compete on economic fundamentals — instead of...