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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's Corp. reports financial results Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2019 - 9:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's turned to a sure thing in the first quarter, bacon, and it paid off. The world's biggest burger chain on Tuesday reported a first quarter profit of $1.33 billion, or $1.72 per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to $1.78 per share, which is a nickel better...
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Amazon Prime Package
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April 26, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Amazon is cutting its delivery times from two days to one for Prime members.
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Ancestry.com
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April 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Ancestry.com is getting slammed on Twitter for an ad showing a mixed-race couple discussing fleeing North from the Deep South during the Civil War era so they could be together.
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FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows a bud on a marijuana plant at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. U.S. retail sales of cannabis products jumped to $10.5 billion last year, a threefold increase from 2017, according to data from Arcview Group, a cannabis investment and market research firm. The figures do not include retail sales of hemp-derived CBD products. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 19, 2019 - 12:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. The section discusses Russian government links and contacts with the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more than 400...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is seen in its folded position during a media preview event in London. Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
April 18, 2019 - 1:16 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. Two...
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Jeff Bezos
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April 11, 2019 - 8:58 am
Amazon challenged its retail rivals to raise their wages and improve benefits, saying the competition will help everyone. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos said in a letter to shareholders Thursday that as Amazon grows, so does the size of its "failed experiments." He said Amazon is willing to continue to...
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Rachel Shechtman, center, founder of Story, leads model Iris Apfel through her store on its opening day at Macy's, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. Macy's bought Story a year ago and Shechtman came on board as its brand experience officer. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after buying startup Story, Macy's is bringing the retail concept to life in 36 stores in 15 states including its Manhattan flagship. The concept, which curates merchandise around a theme and rotates every four to six weeks, comes at a time when department stores like Macy's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo people walk past and into an Amazon Go store in San Francisco. Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don’t accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 10, 2019 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online shopping giant has more than 30 stores that don't accept cash, including its book shops and Amazon Go convenience stores. Amazon confirmed...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a "tributes" section to...
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