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Forbes: Jay Z and Beyoncé worth a combined $1.16B

NEW YORK — Jay Z and Beyoncé are a billion-dollar couple according to one estimate.

Forbes puts the combined wealth of the married superstars at $1.16 billion. The magazine estimates Jay Z’s fortune at $810 million. It said Beyoncé has amassed $350 million.

Forbes said most of Jay Z’s money is involved in Roc Nation and his other companies. Both the rapper and the singer also have a significant stake in the Tidal streaming music service.

Radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani

BOISE, Idaho — Rightwing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said he settled a lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani, reversing course from previous claims he wouldn’t back down in the defamation case.

Jones read a brief statement at the end of his radio show Wednesday saying he had retracted previous stories and tweets about Chobani.

Chobani had argued in its lawsuit that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month linking Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children.

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