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June 10, 2019 - 5:24 am
(NEW YORK) -- When Steve DeAngelo co-founded a medical marijuana business in Northern California as a non-profit more than a decade ago, he never dreamed the plant treasured by pot-smoking hippies of the 1960s and demonized by anti-drug crusaders would one day be embraced by the white-collar world...
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June 09, 2019 - 4:52 pm
(NEW YORK) -- American Airlines extended cancellations of flights involving the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet on Sunday in a move that’s expected to inconvenience hundreds of passengers daily through Labor Day. The airline said it removed the grounded 737 Max from its schedule through Sept. 3, 2019,...
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June 07, 2019 - 8:18 pm
President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. "I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed...
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June 07, 2019 - 7:51 pm
An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But it's not clear whether the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling Thursday will have any immediate effect. TC Energy, the company that wants to build the line, previously...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, a member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London. Facebook has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei to comply with U.S. restrictions, dealing a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said Friday, June 7 it suspended providing software for Huawei to put on its devices while it reviews recently introduced U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
June 07, 2019 - 3:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on...
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Tony Duesing
June 07, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Kansas City will be one of three cities to test grocery delivery straight to your fridge. Pittsburg and Vero Beach being the other two. The new service is part of the company’s drive to expand its shopping options that include curbside pickup and online grocery delivery. Walmart will have one of...
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June 07, 2019 - 2:30 pm
(NEW YORK) -- You don't have to be an astronaut to visit the International Space Station, NASA said on Friday. But be prepared to pay...a lot. NASA is enabling private citizens to stay for up to 30 days on the ISS beginning as early as 2020, the agency announced on Friday. "The agency can...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. The beleaguered bookseller is being sold to Elliott Management Corp. in a $476 million deal. Elliott will pay $6.50 per share. That’s an approximately 9% percent premium to the company’s Thursday closing price of $5.96. The transaction is valued at about $683 million, including debt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 07, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers, but remains a critical outlet for publishers. On Friday, it was...
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Google
June 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
(NEW YORK) -- An organizer of last November's global Google walkout, which protested the media giant's sexual harassment policies, has left the company after saying she faced retaliation. Claire Stapleton, a 12-year veteran of the company who worked in marketing at YouTube, which is owned by Google...
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June 07, 2019 - 10:35 am
(WASHINGTON) -- For years, disabled veterans were mistakenly charged fees when taking out home loans and the federal government now owes at least $189 million in refunds, a watchdog report revealed this week. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued more than $280 million in excessive fess between...
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