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Mitch Hungerpiller of Birmingham, Ala., who invented a computerized system to automate the processing of returned mail, visits the Supreme Court in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2019, where his decade-long fight with the post office over patent infringement will be heard. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 17, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than...
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February 16, 2019 - 10:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Customers stand outside Ikea's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India. India is a test case for whether Ikea should keep shifting resources toward emerging economies, including Latin America and China, given the saturation of markets in Europe and the United States, and the possibility of another global recession. Six months after Ikea opened its first store in Hyderabad, the 400,000-square-foot cornucopia of furniture, linens, kitchenware and other goodies is drawing between 10,000 and 30,000 visitors per day. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:23 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares. This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2010, file photo, Jill Abramson attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The former New York Times executor editor’s media critique sold just over 2,800 copies during its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday by NPD BookScan. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
February 14, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's "Merchants of Truth." The former New York Times executor editor's media critique sold just over 2,800 copies during its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday...
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FILE- This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows Coca-Cola Zero Sugar at a market in Pittsburgh. The Coca-Cola Co. reports financial results Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A weak annual outlook from Coca-Cola overshadowed solid quarterly results Thursday, wiping out its stock gains for the year and setting off the worst sell-off of company shares in more than a decade. Coke expects organic revenue growth of 4 percent in 2019, a point lower than last...
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February 11, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a Garmin International employee shows the new Spotify app on his smartphone integrated with his Garmin fenix 5 Plus watch during a presentation in New York. Spotify reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Asian markets were mixed Monday as traders questioned an imminent meeting between American and Chinese officials to work on disagreements ranging from technology development to trade. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 03, 2019 - 10:44 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Monday amid speculation over next steps in the dispute between the U.S. and China over technology development and trade following meetings in Washington last week. Markets in mainland China and Taiwan are closed for the week for Lunar New Year celebrations...
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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, file photo shows copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as his volume of short stories called "Nine Stories" at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. In comments which appeared Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in The Guardian, Matt Salinger, son of the famous author, confirmed longstanding reports that his father had continued to write long after he stopped publishing books and that he and Salinger’s widow are “going as fast as we freaking can” to prepare the material for release. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the book world's greatest mysteries is finally ending: J.D. Salinger's son says previously unpublished work by his late father will be coming out. In comments that appeared Friday in The Guardian, Matt Salinger confirmed longstanding reports that the author of "The Catcher in...
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FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks about proposed reforms to Medicare Part B drug pricing policies at the Brookings Institute in Washington. The Trump administration says it is moving ahead with a plan to let patients directly receive prescription drug discounts negotiated behind-the-scenes between drugmakers, middlemen, and insurers. Azar said Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the proposed regulation would encourage the major industry players to channel any such discounts to consumers when they purchase their prescriptions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top health official asked Congress on Friday to pass its new prescription drug discount plan and provide it to all patients, not just those covered by government programs like Medicare. The plan would take now-hidden rebates among industry players like...
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