‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis demanded on Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” when he arrived in Congo and received a raucous welcome from Congolese, thankful he drew the world’s attention to their forgotten plight. Tens of thousands of people lined the main road … Read more

Boeing says goodbye to icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

Boeing says goodbye to icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing says goodbye to an icon on Tuesday as it delivers its last 747 jumbo jet. Since its maiden flight in 1969, the giant but graceful 747 has served as a cargo jet, a commercial airliner capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, a mode of transportation for NASA’s space shuttles, and the … Read more

Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

CNN — More than half a century after the original jumbo jet ushered in a glamorous new jet age and brought affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the very last Boeing 747 was due to be delivered on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the final chapter for the beloved aircraft. In a ceremony broadcast … Read more

Nike is suing Lululemon over shoe designs

Nike is suing Lululemon over shoe designs

Nike sues Lululemon for patent infringement involving at least four of the clothing company’s shoes, extending a contentious legal history between the two companies. In its complaint filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, Nike alleges that it suffered economic loss and irreparable harm as a result of Lululemon’s sale of the Chargefeel Mid, Chargefeel Low, … Read more

GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter, pushing its full-year results to record levels for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also said on Tuesday it is buying a $650 million equity stake in Lithium Americas, giving it access to the raw material needed … Read more

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is urging its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of advanced modern tanks to help it beat back the Russian invasion force after nearly a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was due to be in Paris on Tuesday to discuss … Read more

Stocks make the biggest moves premarket: McDonald’s, UPS and more

Stocks make the biggest moves premarket: McDonald’s, UPS and more

Nathan Stik | Getty Images News | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines before the bell rings. McDonald’s — Shares fell more than 1% after McDonald’s reported its latest quarterly results. The fast food giant topped profit and revenue estimates, saying customers are increasingly frequenting its restaurants. Still, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

McDonald’s (MCD) Q4 2022 earnings

McDonald’s (MCD) Q4 2022 earnings

On April 28, 2022 in San Leandro, California, a sign is in front of a McDonald’s restaurant. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images McDonald’s is expected to report fourth-quarter results ahead of Tuesday’s bell. Here’s what analysts surveyed by Refinitiv expect the company to report: related investment news Earnings per share: $2.45 expected Revenue: $5.69 billion … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more