Shareholder Group Calls On Avon Board To Explore The Sale Of The Company

NEW YORK, NY (STL.News) A group of shareholders of Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) led by Shah Capital, Barington Capital Group, L.P., and NuOrion Partners that collectively beneficially owns approximately 3.5% of the outstanding common stock of the Company (the “Shareholder Group”), announced today that it has sent a letter to the Board of Directors … Continue reading Shareholder Group Calls On Avon Board To Explore The Sale Of The Company

Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant

PLANO, Texas/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Keurig is buying Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., creating a beverage giant with about $11 billion in annual sales. The companies, both the result of previous mergers, will bring under one tent global brands like Dr Pepper, 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Mott’s, Sunkist and Keurig’s single-serve coffee makers. Keurig Green Mountain Inc. … Continue reading Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant

EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

BRUSSELS/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The European Union says that if U.S. President Donald Trump initiates unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc, it would stand ready “to react swiftly and appropriately.” In a weekend interview, Trump said he was annoyed with EU trade policy since he claims the U.S. cannot sufficiently export to the EU. He … Continue reading EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

Correction: Syria story

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In a story Jan. 28 about the Turkish offensive in Syria, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 51 civilians were killed on Sunday. The 51 were reported killed since the offensive started on Jan. 20, not on Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: Turkish forces target strategic hill … Continue reading Correction: Syria story

Floodwaters hit peak in Paris, now threaten Normandy

PARIS/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Floodwaters have reached a peak in Paris and are now threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River. Weeks of heavy rains have swollen the Seine and tributaries, forcing road closures, engulfing scenic embankments and halting river boat cruises through the French capital. The national flood monitoring agency Vigicrues said the water levels … Continue reading Floodwaters hit peak in Paris, now threaten Normandy

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

Jazz musician, Nazi camp survivor, Coco Schumann dies at 93

BERLIN/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Heinz Jakob “Coco” Schumann, a jazz guitarist who survived Nazi concentration camps to return to his musical career in Berlin after World War II, has died. He was 93. The dpa news agency reported Monday his record label Trikont said Schumann died Sunday in Berlin. Schumann made a name for himself as … Continue reading Jazz musician, Nazi camp survivor, Coco Schumann dies at 93

Super-fast broadband available to more than 19 out of 20 UK homes & businesses

Wales experiences sharp rise in access to super-fast broadband since 2010 Wales experiences rapid increase in access to super-fast broadband – from 29.4% of homes and businesses in 2010 to 94.2% by December 2017. The Government’s ongoing rollout is still reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week Super-fast speeds have already delivered an £8.9 … Continue reading Super-fast broadband available to more than 19 out of 20 UK homes & businesses