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FILE- In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, a trader talks on his phone before the start of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 18. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 18, 2018 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Monday afternoon as household goods makers and health care companies slump. Energy companies are rising with oil prices while technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are mixed. Indexes in Europe and Asia are lower, and Volkswagen is...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, the late designer Kate Spade poses with shoes from her next collection in New York. The funeral for Spade will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Spade was found dead by suicide on June 5 in her New York City home. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 18, 2018 - 11:54 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Her father, Frank Brosnahan, says it's...
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A view of the first flight by an electric aircraft, at Olso Airport, in Gardermoen, Norway, Monday, June 18, 2018. Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat when they took off from a remote corner of the Oslo airport for a brief journey in the grey skies. (Gorm Kallestad/NTB scanpix via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 11:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha...
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In this Nov. 11, 2017, photo, a child stands near the mascot for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and the words for "Be Number One" at the headquarters in Beijing, China. Google says Monday, June 18, 2018, it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 18, 2018 - 4:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google's shopping service, giving JD.com access to...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Monday, June 18, 2018. Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Malmstrom said as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
June 18, 2018 - 3:17 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia. Trade Commissioner Cecilia...
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This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15. (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 2:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, poses in the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office tower just west of downtown. The massive project is expected to increase the automaker’s footprint in the city where the company was founded, provide space for electric and autonomous vehicle testing and research and spur investment in the surrounding neighborhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 17, 2018 - 12:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday. In a statement announcing the decision, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Kathy Kraninger "...
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In this Oct. 18, 2014, photo, students from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia wear costumes to attend an annual festival based on the Harry Potter fantasy series conceived by British author J.K. Rowling, including Dan Lemoine, second from right, dressed as the title character; Mollie Durkin, second from left, dressed as the character Hermione Granger; and John Spiewak Jr., left, dressed as the character Ron Weasley, as they arrive at the festival in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 2018, Warner Bros. notified organizers of Harry Potter fan festivals around the U.S. of new guidelines prohibiting any use of names, places or objects from the fantasy series, in an effort to crack down on unauthorized commercial activity at such events. (David Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
June 16, 2018 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity at such events. Fans, however, liken the move to greedy Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun. Festival directors say...
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