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Trader Michale Milano, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street led by a decline in technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes fell slightly in afternoon trading Thursday as the market pulled back a day after hitting another all-time high. Stocks were evenly split between gainers and losers on the S&P 500 index, but a big drop from internet gear maker Cisco dragged on the broader market...
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November 14, 2019 - 11:50 am
DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable. In its annual auto reliability survey this year, Consumer Reports found that while newly redesigned models have the latest infotainment, safety and fuel-economy technology, they also come with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at televisions at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2019 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering some holiday cheer heading into the crucial Christmas shopping season even as many of its traditional peers struggle. The nation’s largest retailer raised its annual profit expectations on Thursday after reporting strong third-quarter results helped by its...
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Ferrari Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Enrico Galliera, left, and Ferrari design senior vice President, Flavio Manzoni, present the new Ferrari Roma car, in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Ferrari unveils a new sports coupe aimed at enticing entry-level buyers and competing with the Porsche 911, part of a complete refresh of its model lineup by 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 14, 2019 - 7:39 am
ROME (AP) — Ferrari has unveiled a new sports coupe aimed at enticing new buyers and competing with the Porsche 911, part of an overhaul of its model lineup by 2022. The new Ferrari Roma presented Thursday is the fifth new car launched by the luxury sportscar maker this year, and one of 15 to be...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. Angelou, who died in 2014, is among several inductees for the next class of the California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Author Maya Angelou and performer RuPaul are among the inductees for the next class of California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, announced the inductees on Wednesday. The class includes soccer player and two-time World Cup champion...
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November 13, 2019 - 12:34 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new beer called “F--- PG&E,” describing it on...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2019, file photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car pioneer plans to build a new factory near Berlin. News agency dpa reported that Musk made the announcement during a prizegiving ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 13, 2019 - 6:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla's decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electrics cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an award ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that "we've...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in late-afternoon trading Tuesday as an early rally that had the market on track for another all-time high lost momentum. Gains in health care, technology and communication services stocks outweighed losses in energy companies and elsewhere in the S&P 500...
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FILE- In this June 29, 2017, file cows stand in stalls at dairy farm in Sauk City, Wis. Americans are not drinking milk like they used to for a number of reasons, the most prevalent being that there is so much more to choose. We've simply diversified our mealtime and snacktime routines. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)
November 12, 2019 - 11:11 am
Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on changing trends and a growing variety of alternatives. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen says its profits jumped 44% in the third quarter thanks to a more profitable mix of vehicles but warned that global markets are slowing more than expected and lowered its forecast for annual sales. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 12, 2019 - 7:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged four current and former personnel managers at Volkswagen over the payment of allegedly excessive salaries and bonuses to members of the automaker's influential employee council. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Tuesday that the four — two...
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