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  • PANGALENGAN, Indonesia/ NEW YORK, June 22- For decades, Indonesia has supplied coffee roasters worldwide with prized beans that give a distinctive taste to brews favored by connoisseurs. But now, as younger generations switch to coffee and hundreds of independent coffee shops and roasters pop up across the archipelago, Indonesia's consumption of beans is...

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 21- Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. The latest cuts to the division...

  • June 21- Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after an investigation found he had a consensual relationship with an employee in breach of company policy. The head of the largest U.S. chipmaker is the latest in a line of men in business and politics to lose their jobs or resign over relationships viewed as inappropriate, a phenomenon...

  • The land was donated to Zinke's Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation 10 years ago to create a park, but remains largely untouched. Raul Grijalva of Arizona on Thursday asked Interior Department Inspector General Mary Kendall to examine whether Zinke was using his office for personal financial gain. The lawmakers released emails obtained under a...

  • Soybean farmers in Mississippi County, Ark.

    The House narrowly approved a farm bill in a 213-211 vote, although it differs sharply from the Senate version and could have trouble in conference.

  • San Diego June 21- Dr. Speaking in San Diego at the annual meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, a health insurance trade association, Gawande also said that end-of-life care needs to take into account the wishes of patients, something which he said is now sorely lacking. Gawande, who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital...

  • *India to raise tariffs on range of farm, steel products. NEW DELHI, June 21- India, the world's biggest buyer of U.S. almonds, raised import duties on the commodity by 20 percent, a government order said, joining the European Union and China in retaliating against President Donald Trump's tariff hikes on steel and aluminium. New Delhi, incensed by Washington's...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. The court's 7-2 decision backed Raymond Lucia, a California- based former radio host and investment...

  • June 21- PayPal Holdings Inc has agreed to acquire fraud prevention technology company Simility for $120 million in cash, it said on Thursday. Palo Alto, California- based Simility sells machine-learning-based technology to help online merchants spot fraudsters and improve risk management. The acquisition underscores PayPal's broader ambition to offer...

  • But 20 Republicans also voted no, giving GOP leaders a brief scare in what was their second attempt to pass a farm bill. In May, they suffered an embarrassing setback when 30 GOP members opposed passage in an effort to force a vote on conservative immigration legislation. Mike Conaway, the Republican chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said he believed...

  • June 21- Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found a consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy. The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim CEO and said it has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including internal and external candidates. Krzanich, who did not have an...

  • *Lime arrives in Paris as local mobility schemes suffer. PARIS, June 21- California- based bicycle sharing service Lime will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris on Friday as part of a wider roll-out in several European cities, the firm said. "Paris is our first big-scale deployment in Europe, we have big ambitions in Europe," Lime France director...

  • Hurricane Harvey, the collapse of the caliphate in Mosul and the plight of Rohingya refugees all showcased AP's ability to put together powerhouse teams of journalists anywhere in the world and produce award-winning work. Sarah Rankin of the AP's Richmond, Virginia, bureau was recognized for excellence by a staffer 30 years old or younger for a body of work...

  • June 21- Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found a consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy. The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim CEO and said it has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including internal and external candidates. Of that, $31 million is in the form of...

  • *Trump administration sided against SEC in the case. In a 7-2 decision, the justices agreed with President Donald Trump's administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff name administration law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. The justices sided with Raymond Lucia, a California- based former radio host and investment...

  • June 21- Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found a consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy. The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim CEO and said it has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including internal and external candidates. Of that, $31 million is in the form of...

  • PG&E said it is facing more than 200 lawsuits and expects more. One of the law firms suing the utility has hired celebrity activist Erin Brockovich, whose legal fight against PG&E over water issues was portrayed in a 2000 movie starring Julia Roberts. Prosecutors also are investigating whether PG&E should be charged with any crimes if it is found to have failed...

  • June 21- PG&E Corp will record $2.5 billion in pre-tax expenses in the second quarter related to wildfires in California, the electric utility said on Thursday, two weeks after state officials blamed its power lines for sparking the fires. Shares of California's biggest utility- which have fallen more than 40 percent since the fires broke in October- climbed 2...

  • June 21- Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found a consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy. The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim CEO and said it has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including internal and external candidates. Krzanich, 58, an engineer and Intel...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Thursday wiped away a $300,000 fine and other sanctions against a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy. The SEC already has changed the way it appoints its judges by requiring a vote by commissioners, instead of relying on staff members. The SEC charged Lucia in 2012 with violating federal law and...