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MILAN | Gilberto Benetton, a founder of fashion brand, dies at 77

MILAN — Gilberto Benetton, one of the four founding siblings of the iconic Italian fashion group Benetton known as much for its shock factor ad campaigns as its colorful knitwear, died Monday evening, the company announced. He was 77. The family said he died at his home in the northern city of Treviso, where the … Continue reading MILAN | Gilberto Benetton, a founder of fashion brand, dies at 77

ISLAMABAD | Taliban: Founder of Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD— The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday that Haqqani died on Monday inside Afghanistan. The elderly founder of Afghanistan’s outlawed Haqqani network had been … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Taliban: Founder of Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan

TOPEKA, Kan | Independent upends Kansas governor’s race against Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan — Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas’ next governor are attacking a Kansas City-area businessman whose independent candidacy could thwart their ambitions and help elect the Republican. Their reaction to Greg Orman, the 49-year-old founder of a private equity fund, contrasts sharply with Democrats’ embrace of … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Independent upends Kansas governor’s race against Kobach

RENO, Nev. | Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

RENO, Nev.— William A. “Bill” Galt, the founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain who was considered a health food pioneer, has died. He was 89. Galt died Aug. 2 in Reno, Nevada, from complications after repeated surgeries to repair a broken left hip and pelvis suffered in a fall, according to family and friends. … Continue reading RENO, Nev. | Founder of The Good Earth restaurant chain dies at age 89

NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder: I should be back as chain’s public face

NEW YORK — The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. John Schnatter said in an interview with The Associated Press that … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder: I should be back as chain’s public face

NEW YORK | Image issue: Papa John’s still tied to founder under fire

NEW YORK  — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain’s logo and he remains the company’s largest shareholder. The situation illustrates the difficulty when companies are closely tied to a single person, and that Papa John’s may … Continue reading NEW YORK | Image issue: Papa John’s still tied to founder under fire

NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

NEW YORK  — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May. The apology Wednesday comes after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza chain’s marketing firm broke ties with the company afterward. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

STOCKHOLM/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA Sverige, the chain’s Swedish unit, said on Twitter that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. “He will be much missed and warmly remembered … Continue reading IKEA says founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91