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March 15, 2019 - 3:58 pm
A police officer and three firefighters were among seven people indicted this week in an alleged $50 million prescription drug scheme involving public employees, the latest charges in an investigation that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas. A 50-count indictment unsealed Friday by...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2019 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, putting the market on track for a strong finish to the week. The market is trying to erase last week's sharp drop, which marked the worst week of the year. Othewise, it's been a strong showing for stocks so...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks in Las Vegas. Jurors considering how much a Hong Kong businessman should receive from Las Vegas Sands Corp. for help opening its first casino in Macau 15 years ago are seeing videotaped testimony from ailing billionaire Adelson. Attorneys for Sands argue that Richard Suen should get a fraction of the $347 million he's seeking in a long-fought breach-of-contract lawsuit. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A settlement Thursday ended a 15-year breach-of-contract battle between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. Richard Suen, his lawyers and attorneys for Sands said the agreement...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Thursday as the market's three-day winning streak stalled. Losses in health care, communications, industrials and other sectors outweighed gains in technology and financial stocks. Bristol-Myers Squibb lost 3.1 percent, Take-Two...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 13, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other retail locations. The new guidelines, first proposed in November...
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Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. U.S. stocks opened broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, powered by technology and health care companies, as the market pushes for its third straight day of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 13, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, powered by technology and health care companies, as the market pushes for its third straight day of gains. The broader market has been rebounding this week following its worst week since December. The Dow Jones...
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This photo provided by the FDA shows Claire's Eyeshadows. Claire’s is recalling Claire's Eyeshadows and two other makeup products after U.S. regulators warned people not to use them because of possible asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire’s refused to issue a recall. The retailer at the time disputed the test results but said it removed the products from its stores. Now, it’s also recalling the products, which were sold between October 2016 and March 2019. (FDA via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire's refused to recall any products that might still be in...
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FILE- In this July 6, 2018, file photo prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla is walking back its plan to close most retail stores worldwide in a move the company says will force it to raise prices on most of its electric vehicles. The company still will move to online-only sales, but now says it won't close as many stores as originally thought. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 11, 2019 - 11:27 am
DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company...
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The Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell, Monday, March 11, 2019. Boeing shares were predicted to fall at the open on Wall Street after the crash Sunday of a 737 Max 8 plane in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people aboard. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 11, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, although a sharp drop in Boeing is pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower. Boeing fell 12 percent after the second deadly crash in six months...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a customer shops in a Sears store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Monday, March 11, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for December and January. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 11, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market. Retail sales increased just 0.2 percent, the Commerce Department said Monday, after a sharp fall of 1.6 percent in...
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