Organizers claimed that nearly 2 million Hong Kong protesters took to the streets Sunday in a rally to demand the city's top official resign a day after she suspended — but...China Politicsread more
Heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States.Agricultureread more
Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Monday as investors await a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting set to happen later in the week stateside.Asia Marketsread more
Although Cook did not mention companies by name, his commencement speech in Silicon Valley's backyard mentioned data breaches, privacy violations, and even made reference to...Technologyread more
In the survey, 66% of Democratic primary voters say they'd be enthusiastic or comfortable about Biden as their nominee to take on President Trump in the 2020 election. Just...Politicsread more
U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman called the gesture a "birthday present" to Trump, who turned 73 on Friday.Politicsread more
The outlook for Germany's economy and political stability are more uncertain than ever, writes Michael Ivanovitch.World Economyread more
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement...China Politicsread more
The agreement, which is on the framework for the plan of adjustment, provide for more than a 60% average haircut for all $35 billion, a 36% haircut on pre-2012 general...Bondsread more
Target's registers were down on Saturday for several hours preventing customers from checking out.Retailread more
The newspaper wrote that Goldman's executive are hoping CEO David Solomon's changes to a firm that historically thrived in investment banking and trading will boost its...US Marketsread more
Land O'Lakes said Tuesday it would no longer support Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, with campaign donations, just a day after being asked about making contributions to King despite his "history of racist comments" and endorsement of a "white supremacist" mayoral candidate.
The agricultural giant, well known for its butter and other dairy products, suggested in a statement that the Republican King was neither a "positive force for good" nor someone who would uphold Land O'Lakes' "values."
Also Tuesday, King's colleague in Congress, Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, condemned King. Stivers is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, a major group that works to elect Republicans to the House of Representatives.
King's offices in Washington and Iowa were not answering their phones Tuesday.
But later in the day, King tweeted a so-called "response," without saying exactly what he was responding to.
Shortly after King's tweet, pet food company Purina tweeted that it, too, would no longer donate to King's campaign.
The representative for Iowa's 4th District has a long history of being critical of immigrants and diversity — and of supporting far-right politicians in other countries.
He has kept a Confederate flag on his desk, and in an interview once predicted "that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before" their combined population exceeded that of whites in the United States.
Two weeks ago, King tweeted an endorsement of Faith Goldy, a far-right candidate for mayor of Toronto, Canada. Goldy has defended the white supremacist organizers of 2017's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has been interviewed on a neo-Nazi podcast. She has also recited a white supremacist slogan that talks about securing "the existence of our people and a future for white children."
On Monday, Judd Legum, who writes the political newsletter Popular Information, said he had asked Land O'Lakes to explain why its political action committee had given King $2,500 in contributions "despite his history of racist comments" and his endorsement of Goldy. But Legum said the company had not responded to his question.
Land O'Lakes, which is a member-owned co-operative, did not answer Legum's question on Tuesday, but it did say it would not be giving King any more campaign donations.
"The Land O'Lakes, Inc. PAC has traditionally contributed to lawmakers of both parties that represent the communities where our members and employees live and work and are also on committees that oversee policies that directly impact our farmer owners," the company said in its statement.
"We take our civic responsibility seriously, want our contributions to be a positive force for good and also seek to ensure that recipients of our contributions uphold our company's values," the company said. "On that basis, we have determined that our PAC will no longer support Rep. Steve King moving forward."