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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group speaks to journalists during Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival also known as Singles Day in Shanghai, China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government’s annual list of “notorious markets’’ that peddle counterfeit products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Huawei CEO Richard Yu stands during the presentation of the new Huawei P30 smartphone, in Paris. Chinese tech giant Huawei said Monday, April 22, 2019, its revenue rose 39 percent over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom and network technology as a security risk. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 24, 2019 - 8:26 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials downplayed reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will allow China's Huawei to supply parts of the U.K.'s new internet network, a decision that goes against U.S. pleas to ban the firm as it could help Beijing's spying efforts. British media reported Wednesday that...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. Boeing Co. reports earnings Wednesday, April 24. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
Boeing is pulling its 2019 forecast over 737 Max uncertainty and says it's suspending its stock buybacks. The aerospace giant also provided first quarter results on Wednesday that missed Wall Street's estimates. Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn't account for 737 Max...
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Lauren Chapin/The Kansas City Star via AP
April 23, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced. Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City. He founded H&R Block in 1955 in the city with his brother, Richard, to take advantage of the vacuum left as the...
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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 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index also closed at a record high...
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April 22, 2019 - 7:07 pm
A new government report gives the Kansas winter wheat crop a mostly upbeat assessment. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 57% of the wheat in Kansas was in good to excellent condition. About 32% was rated as fair, while 11% was judged to be in poor to very poor shape...
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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 - 6:56 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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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a model holds a Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone to her face, during a media preview event in London. Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
April 22, 2019 - 3:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests and announce a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways, takes off on a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle. A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 19, 2019 - 5:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review...
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Steve McIntosh
April 19, 2019 - 10:03 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in March. This was up from 3.4 percent in February and up from 3.4 percent in March 2018. Kansas gained 5,900 jobs, when compared to March of...
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