in Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and mourned in war | business news

By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Poppies, the blood-red flowers that cover the battlefields of Europe’s two world wars, lie in mourning Saturday on the coffin of another dead soldier, this one killed in another European war, in Ukraine. The hundreds of mourners for 24-year-old Roman Ratushnyi included friends who had protested … Read more

Starbucks halts share buyback as Schultz turns to workers | business news

By MATT OTT, AP Business Writer SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Starbucks founder and new interim CEO Howard Schultz announced Monday that the coffee chain was suspending its share buyback program to “invest more profits in our people and Our shops”. The shift in strategy comes just three weeks after Starbucks announced that Schultz, who … Read more

6 Features Coming to FNB Including Free Starbucks and ‘eBucks Games’

6 Features Coming to FNB Including Free Starbucks and 'eBucks Games'

FNB has launched several new features for its eBucks and banking programs as part of a growing push to offer “lifestyle solutions.” In a presentation on Monday (April 4), FNB said that some of the notable changes include starbucks: Customers can top up with a complimentary coffee weekly at FNB. udemy: providing FNB customers with … Read more

Asian stocks mostly up after upbeat end on Wall Street | business news

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Monday as gains carried over from a strong close last week on Wall Street. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced while Shanghai was closed for a holiday. Oil prices rose and US futures were almost unchanged. Analysts said a … Read more

From corporate to creative | News, Sports, Jobs

From corporate to creative |  News, Sports, Jobs

Wildlife photographer Pamela Karaz sits between her art and her dogs, Amber and Lily, at The Curious Otter in Lake Placid during the art gallery’s opening day on Sunday. (Company photo — Lauren Yates) LAKE PLACID — Pamela Karaz quit her corporate job 30 years ago to become a wildlife painter. … Read more

Russian war could further increase car prices and shortages | business news

By TOM KRISHER and KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — BMW has halted production at two German factories. Mercedes is slowing down work at its assembly plants. Volkswagen, warning of production stops, is looking for alternative sources of spare parts. For more than a year, the global auto industry has grappled with a … Read more

Lithuania cuts Russian gas imports and urges the EU to do the same | business news

By LIUDAS DAPKUS Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania says it has completely cut gas imports from Russia, reportedly becoming the first of 27 European Union nations to use Russian gas to break its energy dependency on Moscow. “Seeking full energy independence from Russian gas, in response to Russia’s energy blackmail in Europe and … Read more

Biden cites economic gains, but voters see much more to do | business news

By JOSH BOAK, ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before he faces a critical test from voters in the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is turning his attention to the issues at the table as he struggles to get credit for a recovering economy. Since Biden took office last … Read more

Meet the founders who quit their jobs to hit the entrepreneurial path, now earn millions in income

Meet the founders who quit their jobs to hit the entrepreneurial path, now earn millions in income

Working for your dream and making it come true is a success story that everyone wants to write about. This week, SMBHistory he met entrepreneurs who took risks and quit their jobs to build the business of their dreams. Now, these entrepreneurs are not only causing a stir in India, but also globally. These are … Read more

Hecht Named Honorary Consul, SEC Picks Best LSU Professor | business news

Hecht Named Honorary Consul, SEC Picks Best LSU Professor |  business news

Michael HechtChairman and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc., has been appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland for Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Hecht will follow the Hon. Felipe de V. Claverie Sr., Senior Partner of the Phelps Dunbar Law Firm, who retired after serving as honorary consul of Finland for more than 19 … Read more