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In another supply chain controversy for chocolate makers, petitions filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection ask for a ban on the Malaysian company's palm oil and any products containing it. Company officials say they have taken steps to eradicate labor abuses.

  • Aug 19, 2019

In a letter, Les Wexner, the billionaire who founded the Limited retail empire, says he is "embarrassed" to have been deceived by Epstein. The vast sums allegedly taken, which exceeded $46 million, were partially repaid, he says.

  • Aug 8, 2019

Ivory Coast first lady Dominique Ouattara said a cocoa embargo by the U.S. would harm Ivorian farmers and set back the country’s efforts to eradicate child labor, which she leads.

  • Aug 7, 2019

The shooting in Dayton, Ohio, occurred less than a day after a man with an assault-style weapon killed 20 people in El Paso.

  • Aug 4, 2019

The gunman’s sister was among the victims, and police are looking into their relationship.

  • Aug 4, 2019

The proposed legislation would make it more difficult for investors to strip companies of their properties and to leave the companies bankrupt.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, citing an investigation by The Washington Post that found major chocolate companies, including Nestle, Hershey and Mars, failed to keep a 2001 promise to Congress to eradicate child labor from their supply chains in West Africa.

  • Jul 16, 2019

While much of the early legal sparring has focused on questions of Epstein’s freedom, a secondary struggle may determine how much money Epstein has — and what he will owe and to whom when it’s all over.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Ghana and Ivory Coast aim to boost farmer incomes by raising the commodity's prices.

  • Jul 2, 2019

The Trump administration says economic pressure brought Kim Jong Un to negotiation. But evidence of new economic woes in North Korea is scant.

  • Mar 26, 2018
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