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FILE- In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan. Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The company once dominated the American landscape, but whether a smaller Sears can be viable remains in question. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 15, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can be viable. Sears,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action, speaks during the plenary session of the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco. The global media company founder on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 10, 2018 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again. The global media company founder on Wednesday said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Bloomberg says on...
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October 08, 2018 - 9:09 am
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook...
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FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors and Honda are teaming up to create a self-driving vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 03, 2018 - 12:52 pm
General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan's Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run by General Motors Co., called GM Cruise,...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 03, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. The sales...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, fast food restaurant signs line Peach Street in Erie, Pa. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 finds that one in three U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 6:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That's about 85 million people. It's the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. An earlier study found a similar proportion of children and adolescents ate it on any given...
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Toys R Us Liquidation
Toys R Us in Greece, NY. (Olivia Lopez/Democrat and Chronicle via USA TODAY NETWORK)
October 03, 2018 - 5:04 am
A group of investors is planning a comeback for Toys R Us, in the latest twist for the troubled retail brand. The group, made up of secured lenders, said Tuesday it's scrapping an auction for intellectual property assets because it didn't receive any bids that were better than its own. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 7:03 am
A new poll shows about half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, a sign the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found half of 15- to 26-year-olds think they...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, an elderly couple walks inside an assisted living facility in Illinois. According to a study released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2081, a bone-strengthening drug given intravenously every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women. The results suggest these drugs may benefit more people than those who get them now and that they remain effective when used less often. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 01, 2018 - 11:55 am
A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results suggest these medicines might help more people than those who get them now and can be used less often, too. Broken bones are a scourge of aging. A hip...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the media as he walks along the colonnade near the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign...
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