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Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs...

UK unemployment rate rises for 6th straight month

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down most businesses across the country. The Office for Na...

Mickey's flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

AVLONA, Greece (AP) — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do — especially without prior technical knowledge and for use inside a ...

No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's feeding time at Greece's only zoo, and a capuchin monkey grabs as many mandarins as it can — even tucking one into his long, supple tail. It might be wise to stock up. ...

German unemployment steady, but virus having effect on jobs

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's job market performed unexpectedly well in January, according to statistics released Friday, though lockdown measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue to lea...

Delta plans to return 400 pilots to active flying by summer

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines plans to return 400 pilots to regular flying duties by this summer in a sign that it expects travel to increase over the peak vacation season from current, low pandemic ...

Diary shows how quest for love landed Navy vet in Iran jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael White's long-anticipated trip to Iran was already a disappointment. The love interest he'd gone to visit had stopped seeing him and he'd idled away hours in his hotel room by...

Trump business backlash part of 'cancel culture,' son says

NEW YORK (AP) — The PGA canceled its tournament at his golf course. Banks say they won’t lend to him anymore. New York City is looking to end his contract to operate the Central Park skati...

Trump business backlash part of 'cancel culture,' son says

NEW YORK (AP) — The PGA canceled its tournament at his golf course. Banks say they won’t lend to him anymore. New York City is looking to end his contract to operate the Central Park skating rink. ...

Chelsea reports profits of $44 million, turnover takes a hit

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea announced a profit of 32.5 million pounds ($44 million) on Thursday in the Premier League club’s latest set of financial results. The impact of the COVID-19 pan...

French chefs struggle to reinvent themselves amid uncertainty

Viktor Mercier attended a prestigious culinary school in France, worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and made it to the finals of the popular television show "Top Chef." Last year he open...

Brexit poses huge challenges for Ireland

Geographically speaking, Ireland is located at the northwestern margin of the European Union. But as far as Brexit is concerned, it is the bloc's focal point: If the relatively insignificant overs...

UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period

LONDON (AP) — The number of people in the U.K. who lost their jobs hit a record high in the three months through October during the run-up to the planned ending of a government salary support scheme, ...

The Latest: Tokyo's daily infections top 600 for first time

TOKYO — The number of new coronavirus infections in Japan's capital have topped 600 in a day for the first time. Experts on Tokyo's virus task force say the surge in infections has p...