SAN DIEGO — Saudi Arabia’s largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it’s turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop ‚Äî the drought-stricken American Southwest.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida jury awarded a total of $25 million in punitive damages Monday in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, hitting Gawker Media with a $15 million judgment and its owner, Nick Denton, with $10 million.
It also assessed $100,000 against A.J. Daulerio, the Gawker editor who decided to post the edited sex video and wrote the post that accompanied it.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Air Force unit that defends Hawaii skies will get experimental energy technology that uses trash to generate power and relies on its own small electrical grid a system intended to keep the unit operating if a bomb, cyberattack or natural disaster knocks out the local utility.
SANDGATE, Vt. — Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees as they bank in part on a rise in demand for alternative natural sweeteners.
TORONTO — A&W says it is contributing to research to find better cage-free housing alternatives for hens.
The company says it is granting $100,000 to Farm & Food Care Canada, a coalition of farmers and businesses, to study ways of sourcing eggs from hens housed in improved free-run and free-range systems.
WASHINGTON The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost of flights under a bipartisan Senate bill introduced Wednesday.
NEW YORK Even the “Most Interesting Man in the World” is not immune to getting dumped.
Mexican beer brand Dos Equis is letting go of its grey-haired spokesman, 77-year-old Jonathan Goldsmith, and replacing him with another actor. Goldsmith, known in the ads as the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” has been appearing in Dos Equis commercials for about nine years.
NEW YORK Amazon is taking to the skies.
The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. delivery capabilities.
CALGARY Imperial Oil says it has reached deals to sell its remaining 497 Esso retail stations in Canada to five fuel distributors for a total of $2.8 billion.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is set to buy 279 stations in Ontario and Quebec for nearly $1.69 billion.
OTTAWA A new report by investment firm BlackRock suggests most women lack confidence when it comes to making decisions on investing.
“We are seeing more and more women categorize themselves as savers versus investors and they’re sitting on the sidelines in cash,” says Karrie Van Belle, managing director at BlackRock Canada.