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February 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released. It is the...
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Facebook and Facebook's Messenger Kids app icons are displayed on an iPhone in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2015, file photo, a sign encouraging shoppers to use a Sam's Club phone app is displayed at one of the company's stores in Bentonville, Ark. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers. Starting Wednesday, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. Most shipping costs previously were...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 8:27 am
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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This Saturday, July 21, 201 file, photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax has disclosed to lawmakers that its data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first made public last year. The credit reporting company submitted paperwork to the Senate Banking Committee showing criminals accessed information such as tax identification numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and more, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
February 09, 2018 - 10:29 pm
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015 picture, a UPS airplane is unloaded at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. Shares of delivery companies FedEx and UPS are falling in Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, premarket trading following a report that powerhouse Amazon is readying its own delivery service for businesses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 09, 2018 - 5:18 pm
Amazon has already shown that it can rattle the retail, grocery and health insurance industries, and now it is doing the same in the delivery business. The online retailer is reportedly planning a new service to pick up packages from businesses and deliver them to consumers. The service, called "...
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In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo a worker marks a coat that was returned to the LL Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 09, 2018 - 9:28 am
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean's generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud. The outdoor specialty...
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February 08, 2018 - 12:52 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Teva Pharmaceuticals on Thursday said he is making "strong progress" on the company's restructuring plan, even as the company posted a huge loss and forecast a challenging 2018. In an interview, CEO Kare Schultz said he remained confident about the company's...
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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, left, goes through a security line upon entering a federal courthouse on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Kalanick took the witness stand ​Wednesday for a second day ​offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 07, 2018 - 4:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the court fight between Google spin Waymo and ride-hailing service Uber (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he regarded Google co-founder Larry Page as a "big brother" before the relationship between their two companies soured...
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