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Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

Oprah to give $13 million more for aid at black college

ATLANTA — Oprah Winfrey says she's giving $13 million to increase a scholarship endowment at a historically black college.
IMF chief: trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown

IMF chief: trade conflicts fuel synchronized global slowdown

WASHINGTON — The new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year.
Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores

Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores

NEW YORK — Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store count next year, hoping to reach shoppers who want to touch and try on its wool shoes.
Atlanta TV star: $750,000 in jewelry stolen from Lamborghini

Atlanta TV star: $750,000 in jewelry stolen from Lamborghini

ATLANTA — The reality television star and wife of rapper T.I. says more than $750,000 in jewelry was stolen from her Lamborghini outside an Atlanta bar.
South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses to get swept into a controversy over how to handle China's censorship efforts.

LA Opera eliminates Placido Domingo's old job title

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Opera has announced that the company's president and CEO, Christopher Koelsch, will take over the duties of Placido Domingo, who resigned last week as general director amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Books on supremacist's awakening, Iranian refugees, honoured

DAYTON, Ohio — Books on a young white supremacist's awakening and on Iranian refugees in Sweden are winners of awards celebrating literature's power to promote peace and understanding.
HBO orders 2 new seasons of Axios news series

HBO orders 2 new seasons of Axios news series

NEW YORK — HBO has ordered two new seasons of its Sunday night news program modeled after the Axios website , which has produced newsmaking interviews with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and business leaders Elon Musk and Tim Cook.

Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour scam

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin fell for a scam Statue of Liberty tour that doesn't actually take passengers to the statue. The actor posted Sunday on Instagram that he bought tickets for a "boat tour" of the Statue of Liberty.

'The Profit,' NC city settle dispute over giant US flag

STATEVILLE, N.C. — The star of CNBC's "The Profit" has settled a yearlong dispute with a North Carolina city over a huge U.S. flag at the reality TV star's recreational vehicle store.
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