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BERLIN | Volkswagen shakes up management pay after diesel scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen says it is changing the pay system for its senior management, dropping personal performance bonuses and increasing the extent to which the company’s performance is reflected in variable pay. The German automaker, still grappling with a diesel emissions scandal that erupted in 2015, said Wednesday the new system is based on one … Continue reading BERLIN | Volkswagen shakes up management pay after diesel scandal

LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to take first-run lead in Alta Badia GS

LA VILLA, Italy — Seven-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher dominated the first run of the Alta Badia giant slalom Sunday. The Austrian led Matts Olsson of Sweden by 0.94 seconds with Marco Odermatt of Switzerland third, 1.00 behind, on the challenging Gran Risa course. Odermatt’s performance with the No. 27 bib showed … Continue reading LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to take first-run lead in Alta Badia GS

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie. The video of Mandy Remmell’s performance of Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” at Tuesday’s University of Maryland basketball game, and her 10-year-old son’s reaction, has … Continue reading COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Kelly Clarkson backs lip-synching mom who embarrassed son

LOS ANGELES | Christina Aguilera headlines New Year’s Eve in Times Square

LOS ANGELES  — Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York’s Times Square. Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that Aguilera will be joined by Bastille, Dan and Shay and New Kids On The Block leading up to the countdown on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Christina Aguilera headlines New Year’s Eve in Times Square

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Chen overcomes mistakes, takes 1st at Grand Prix Finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia— Nathan Chen made some mistakes at the Grand Prix Finals, yet was good enough to win the gold medal. Chen, the first American men’s world champion since 2009, overcame a fall on his quad Lutz in Friday’s free skate, but still took the top spot with a combined score of 282.42. Americans … Continue reading VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Chen overcomes mistakes, takes 1st at Grand Prix Finals

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public comeback

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade on Sunday — following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument after it was nearly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. Some 300 fans attended Sunday’s performance, staring in awed … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public comeback

NEW YORK | Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

NEW YORK — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world’s largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it’s pulling shoppers online and in the store. It also raised profit expectations for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

NEW YORK | Walmart sales strong, both online and in stores

NEW YORK — Walmart reported strong sales online and in its established store sales for its fiscal third quarter, and raised profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season. The report Thursday suggests that efforts by Walmart to improve the experience of its customers is paying off in its battle with online … Continue reading NEW YORK | Walmart sales strong, both online and in stores