• Jean-Sébastien Jacques, Rio Tinto’s chief executive, is stepping down following the backlash over the firm’s destruction of 46,000 year-old indigenious caves in western Australia.
  • The mining company is on the hunt for another CEO to replace Jacques. Two other senior executives will depart by the end of this year.
  • Rio Tinto chairman said in a statement that the company is determined to regain the trust of the indigenous people and “reestablish its reputation as a leader in communities and heritage management.”
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Mining giant Rio Tinto announced on Friday that CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques will quit the firm along with two other senior executives, following the outcry over its destruction of two ancient caves in Australia that were considered sacred by indigenous people.

Jacques, who has headed the Anglo-Australian firm since 2016, will remain chief executive until the end of March 2021 or until the

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Small businesses in America’s cities are under attack from riots and violent protests and business owners are asking when will the destruction end.

Both Subway Franchise owner Stacey Gibson from Portland, Oregon and A Summer’s Garden Florist owner Lyna Postuchow from Kenosha, Wisconsin had their shops broken into, telling Fox News’ “America’s News Headquarters” that there needs to be change.

“Action is what we’re looking for here,” Gibson said. “The violence has been going on for an incredible amount of time now, over 90 days. Businesses are fleeing. We’re just afraid at this point.”


Gibson said the Portland Police Department is being held back from protecting the public during riots and told Gibson,

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LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she won’t be “bullied” into prematurely opening businesses, like movie theaters, bowling alleys and gyms.

Representatives for businesses that remain closed five-plus months after being ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic say they just want a chance to prove they can operate safely.

Managers and owners of a pandemic-shuttered family fun center, bowling alley, dance studio, nonprofit YMCA, banquet hall and ice rink appeared before a legislative committee in Lansing Wednesday, Aug. 26. They asked Whitmer to reopen on some level.

Several of the respective businesses said they’ve created in-depth plans to safely reopen, including guidelines for social distancing and sanitation.

To date, Whitmer’s guidelines for reopening various sectors have been vague, some say.

“I’m going to follow the science, I’m going to work with Dr. (Joneigh) Khaldun,” Whitmer said at a press conference Tuesday. “But we are looking

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