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This May 7, 2020, file photo, shows a Dunkin' Donuts at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain confirmed it's held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending shares rocketing to an all-time high at the opening bell Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 30, 2020 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee is being combined with Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby's sandwiches. Inspire Brands Inc. said Friday that it is acquiring Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. for $11.3 billion, including the Dunkin’ Brands’ debt that Inspire will be taking on. The private-equity firm...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 30, 2020 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to reporters about Georgia's COVID-19 outbreak, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Kemp says that Georgia is making progress in reducing coronavirus infections, but is urging people to get a flu shot in addition to practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands. (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)
October 30, 2020 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK CITY — The coronavirus can spread more extensively in households than previous research suggests, and kids can transmit it at about the same rate as adults do, according to a new study. The study shows how important it is for people who test positive to isolate themselves within a home,...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 30, 2020 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s not sure where he'll mark election night after District of Columbia officials signaled that a party planned for his luxury hotel in Washington could be in violation of rules limiting mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump...
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A passer-by walks past a store closing sign, right, in the window of a department store, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Boston. Americans may feel whiplashed by a report Thursday, Oct. 29, on the economy's growth this summer, when an explosive rebound followed an epic collapse. The government will likely estimate that the economy grew faster on an annualized basis last quarter than in any such period since record-keeping began in 1947.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 30, 2020 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a modest gain but far less than the big increases of late spring, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy. The September gain...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Five technology giants reported mixed earnings results Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 a sign of varying fortunes as they try to rebound from an pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 29, 2020 - 6:19 pm
Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations,...
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A man wearing a face mask walks over a bridge with the buildings of the banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 29, 2020 - 10:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germans to expect a “difficult winter” as the country's daily reported coronavirus cases hit a new high Thursday, while residents in France prepared for life under a new month-long lockdown and experts urged Spain to more aggressively curtail its...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2020 file photo, Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. As Samsung Electronics mourns the death of its long-time chairman, Lee Kun-Hee, questions loom over what's next for South Korea's biggest company. Samsung has struggled for years to diversify from its core hardware business to tap new technologies and services. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
October 28, 2020 - 11:14 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except for your wife and children.” Lee’s rant against what he saw as complacency during a senior management...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2019 F-250 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 28, 2020 - 4:18 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks. The automaker says it made $2.39 billion, or 60 cents per share, as factories edged back to normal...
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October 28, 2020 - 3:34 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. The merger of the Italian-American car company with its French rival, agreed last year, is aimed at...
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