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    U.S. women have just 1/3 of men's savings: report

    STORY: Women in the U.S. have just one-third of the amount of retirement savings as men, setting up a potential crisis for female retirees.That's according to a survey released Monday by Prudential Financial.Men had saved a median $157,000 for retirement, while women had only put aside $50,000, according to the results.Prudential cited inflation, housing prices and changes in tax policies as being particularly challenging for women, calling their financial futures (quote), "especially precarious."Women were also three times more likely than men to be focused on providing for their families and children than saving.More than 900 adults, aged 55 to 75, were polled for the survey.Forty-six percent of the men said they were looking forward to retirement, compared with only 27% of women polled.The survey also showed that 55-year-old Americans are financially unprepared for retirement. The median savings for a person that age was just under $48,000, compared with the more than $446,000 recommended by Prudential.

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    Young gay Latinos see a rising share of new HIV cases, leading to a call for targeted funding

    A KFF Health News and Associated Press analysis found more than half of areas targeted by federal money in recent years saw HIV rates increase for Latinos while decreasing for other racial and ethnic groups. Fernando Hermida is among them. (AP Video: Laura Bargfeld)

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    Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe targets 7% sugar production rise

    STORY: In rural southeastern Zimbabwe, sugar canes are being loaded onto a trailer.They're destined for mills owned by Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe.The sugar company said on Friday (June 21) that it expects to increase output by 7% during the financial year to March 2025.Though that is from record lows last year.CEO Tendai Masawi:"Last year we did 375,000 tons, from the two mills, one of our lowest production. In our plans this year, we're looking at close to 395,000-400,000 tons of production."Tongaat's Zimbabwe units are made up of the wholly owned Triangle Sugar Estates and the 50.3% owned Hippo Valley Estates which operate Zimbabwe's two sugar mills.Masawi said the Zimbabwean businesses have been largely unaffected by problems at their South Africa-based parent company.Tongaat Hulett's South African operations entered business rescue proceedings in October 2022.However, Masawi said the Zimbabwean operations were recovering from their own production challenges.They include bad weather, currency volatility, inflation and a lack of critical spares for its mills, resulting in unscheduled stoppages.