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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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August 27, 2019 - 7:35 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans at its three-day national gathering at the...
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July 07, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday congratulated Italy and its Prosecco region, located...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, Eric Trump appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, in New York. Trump says the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody Tuesday, June 25, 2019, after she spit on him. Chicago police say they assisted the Secret Service at the scene. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 26, 2019 - 12:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said the U.S. Secret Service took an employee of a Chicago cocktail lounge into custody after she spit on him. Eric Trump told Breitbart News in a telephone interview that it was "purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Mont. Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses from the ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club officials that include a major campaign donor to Gov. Steve Bullock. (Erik Petersen/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 6:20 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor...
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June 03, 2019 - 6:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has officially concluded coffee does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. State regulators gave final approval Monday to a rule that means coffee won't have to carry ominous warnings that the beverage may be bad for you. The state took the unusual move after a Los...
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FILE - This Nov. 10, 2005, file photo shows a bottle of Poland Spring water in Fryeburg, Maine. The Maine-based company announced a plan on Monday, June 3, 3019, to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers by 2022. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)
June 03, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-liter bottles. By 2022, the...
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In this photo taken May 18, 2019, is a sign for a steak and onion beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev. As craft breweries have boomed, competition for attention has intensified and that has a lot of brewers looking for ways to differentiate themselves by introducing strange new flavors. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 29, 2019 - 9:08 am
Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed. Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who...
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May 20, 2019 - 7:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Small breweries in North Carolina could soon be toasting a new law that would give growing beer-makers in the state more time to sell their products on their own without third-party distributors. By a 38-3 vote, the Senate gave final legislative approval Monday night to a...
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Singer Tony Bennett performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration at Battery Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when families have been separated at the Mexican border and children placed in cages, the country's poet laureate is invoking an old and welcoming spirit for those seeking to live in the United States. Tracy K. Smith's "Harbor," commissioned for this week's opening of the...
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