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August 03, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, says its second-quarter profit rose 17% as its gains from its investments rose. Berkshire owns several companies, including battery maker Duracell and underwear seller Fruit of the Loom. It also has major...
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Dozens of environmentalists block the main entrance of the coal-fired power plant in Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 3, 2019. People are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 protesters have been staging the blockade since in the early hours of Saturday. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 6:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city of Mannheim in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 climate activists have been staging the protest since the early hours of Saturday. Police...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. This year Prime Day is happening on two days: Monday, July 15, 2019, and Tuesday, July 16. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 16, 2019 - 3:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests. The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program. The...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, a duck boat that sank during a thunderstorm on July 19, 2018, killing 17 people on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised from the bottom of the lake. A federal grand jury on has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. The 47-count indictment was unsealed and made public Thursday, June 20, 2019 by the Springfield grand jury. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, FIle)
June 20, 2019 - 5:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. Curtis Lanham, the general manager at Ride the Ducks Branson, and Charles Baltzell, the operations supervisor, were charged...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18 that International Airlines Group signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 18, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it's the first sale of the...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo Sotheby's Chairman Domenico De Sole, second from right, is applauded by CEO Tad Smith, right, and others as he rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to celebrate the company's 275th anniversary. BidFair USA is taking auction house Sotheby's private in a deal valued at $3.7 billion. BidFair USA will pay $57 per share, which is a 61% premium to the company's closing stock price. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 17, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi is taking auction house Sotheby's private in a deal valued at $3.7 billion. Drahi, through his BidFair USA company, will pay $57 per share, which is a 61% premium to the company's Friday closing stock price. "This acquisition...
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FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo an assembly line worker packages items from an online order to be shipped out of a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago Until now, Target...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2008, file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. A year after Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
June 05, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. The Kate Spade New York Foundation said in a statement Wednesday it is donating $200,000 to The Jed Foundation, which...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, a baggage handler waits for luggage to arrive to sort and deliver to passengers at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va. The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 28, 2019 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration has changed its cannabis policy to allow passengers to travel with some forms of CBD oil and a drug derived from marijuana that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in...
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