WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

WASHINGTON| April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other protests over low pay, tough classroom conditions and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

LONDON | Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

LONDON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, … Continue reading LONDON | Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

PAWTUCKET, R.I. | With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

PAWTUCKET, R.I. | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which reported a loss and plunging revenue Monday for its first quarter. Toys R Us, hammered by shifting consumer trends, is shuttering the 700 stores it has left, depriving Hasbro, Mattel … Continue reading PAWTUCKET, R.I. | With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

BRUSSELS | EU trade chief says Merkel, Macron will push Trump on steel

BRUSSELS | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The EU’s trade chief says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will press U.S. President Donald Trump this week to exempt the 28-member bloc permanently from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU will be ready to hit back with measures … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU trade chief says Merkel, Macron will push Trump on steel

NEW YORK | Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour

NEW YORK | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows. The pop icon says her State of the World Tour, which originally wrapped in December, will kick off new dates July 11 in Austin, Texas. Dates have also been added in Rogers, Arkansas; Cincinnati; Syracuse, New York; Hersey, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour

NEW YORK | ‘The Crown’ star speaks about pay disparity

NEW YORK | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) “The Crown” star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama. A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Smith, who … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘The Crown’ star speaks about pay disparity

WASHINGTON | Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy

WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy

SHANGHAI | US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

SHANGHAI | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba’s Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant’s massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The company … Continue reading SHANGHAI | US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war