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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 23, 2019 - 5:59 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they...
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This undated combination of photos shows clockwise from top left the logos for Toyota, Honda, Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Hyundai. U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photos)
April 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia,...
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April 23, 2019 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on what federal prosecutors say are the first-ever criminal charges against a drug company executive stemming from the opioid crisis. The indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 index was on track for an all-time high Tuesday as big U.S. companies began turning in solid results for the first quarter, despite predictions for the worst quarter of earnings growth in years. The most recent record for the benchmark index was set last September,...
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FILE- This Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem at the Auto show in Paris. Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday, April 22, 2019, at the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 22, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday...
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April 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans will eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags at its New York state stores by year's end — just before a state ban on the packing takes effect, the grocery store chain announced Monday. The Rochester, New York-based grocery chain also said it will work to reduce the...
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In this April 3, 2019, photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, returns to his residence in Tokyo. Japanese prosecutors said Monday, April 22, 2019, they have indicted Nissan’s former chairman Ghosn with additional charges of breach of trust, with his alleged misconduct expanding outside Japan. (Mizuki Ikari/Kyodo News via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 5:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors said Monday they have indicted Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn with fresh breach of trust charges that expand their allegations of financial misconduct outside Japan. After the indictment, Ghosn's lawyers filed a request for his release on bail, the Tokyo...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a striking worker walks outside a Stop & Shop supermarket in Revere, Mass. Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials said Sunday, April 21 they've reached a tentative contract agreement. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 21, 2019 - 9:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes...
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In this April 9, 2019, photo, Argus Leader investigative reporter Jonathan Ellis and news director Cory Myers in the newsroom in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They thought the information about the $65-billion dollar-a year program, previously known as food stamps, could lead to a series of stories and help them identify possible fraud. But the government didn’t provide everything the paper wanted. Trying to get the data has taken the paper more than eight years and landed the case at the Supreme Court. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
April 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify...
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, photo provided by Toyota Motor Corporation, from left, Denso Corp. Executive Vice President Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Head of Uber ATG Eric Meyhofer, CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. Dara Khosrowshahi, Toyota Executive Vice President Shigeki Tomoyama and Managing Partner of Softbank Vision Fund Ervin Tu attend a press conference at Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit. (Toyota Motor Corporation via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 1:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank's investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber's technology unit. The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank...
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