Business Highlights

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after the first round of France’s presidential election over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win a runoff against the remaining anti-EU candidate, which is set for May 7.

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — If the United States starts deporting more immigrant farmworkers, officials say vegetable production could drop and food prices could go up. Farmers have begun lobbying politicians at home and in Washington to get them to deal with immigration in a way that minimizes the harm to their livelihoods. Some of the farm leaders are Republicans who voted for Trump and are torn, wanting border security but also mercy toward laborers who are not dangerous criminals.

Sheryl Sandberg’s new book a tale of grief, resilience

NEW YORK (AP) — The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy,” recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it. Written with psychologist Adam Grant, it also includes research and advice on how people can build up resilience not just after but before traumatic events happen.

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt giant Chobani is suing right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani alleges that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani’s owner and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. InfoWars didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place. The toymaker’s revenue surpassed that of its rival Mattel for the first time in 17 years thanks in part to hot sales of a new board game called Toilet Trouble.

COMMENTS