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FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a Qatar Airways jet arriving from Doha, Qatar, approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, Qatar Airways said it is dropping an attempt to buy a big stake in American Airlines, an audacious bid that had received a chilly reception from American. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 02, 2017 - 12:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Qatar Airways says it is dropping an attempt to buy a big stake in American Airlines, an audacious bid that had received a chilly reception from American. Qatar Airways said Wednesday that the investment no longer meets its objectives. American Airlines said it respected Qatar's...
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August 02, 2017 - 12:55 pm
HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) — A freight train carrying hazardous materials partly derailed early Wednesday in a small town in Pennsylvania, setting train cars and a garage on fire and prompting emergency officials to evacuate hundreds of nearby residents. No injuries were reported. CSX spokesman Rob...
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August 02, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of a once-popular male escort service website who pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution has been sentenced to six months in prison by a judge who said it was necessary to send a deterrent message even though she knows the business did good things for...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, packages riding on a belt are scanned to be loaded onto delivery trucks at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday, Aug. 2, and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Though it's common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in August to prepare for...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02, 2017 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. Movie theater companies plunged after AMC Entertainment gave a weak...
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August 02, 2017 - 10:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered a Novaya Gazeta reporter to be deported to his native Uzbekistan where he might face torture, the prominent Russian newspaper said Wednesday. It said Khudoberdy Nurmatov, who was born in Russia but grew up in Uzbekistan, is now in jail pending an appeal. It...
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Greenpeace activists protest with a banner reading: "Your diesel cartel makes us sick" in front of the Federal Transportation Ministry in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesday is to bring together leading politicians with bosses from Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Opel and Ford. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 9:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are offering to fit over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, an industry group said Wednesday after meeting ministers and state governors. The figure given by the VDA group applies to most diesel cars of...
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Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, looks on during a press conference in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. India's central bank Wednesday cuts its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, raising hopes of lower borrowing costs for households as inflation ebbs. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
August 02, 2017 - 9:12 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, raising hopes of lower borrowing costs for households as inflation ebbs. The announcement by the Reserve Bank of India reduced to 6 percent its repo rate, the interest rate it charges on...
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August 02, 2017 - 9:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy. Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani announced the deal Wednesday at a joint news conference in Doha with Italian Foreign Minister...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, a sign advertising employment hangs outside a restaurant in Middleton, Mass. U.S. businesses added a solid 178,000 jobs in July, a survey found, evidence that employers remain confident enough about future demand to keep hiring. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 02, 2017 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 178,000 jobs in July, a survey found, evidence that employers remain confident enough about future demand to keep hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the biggest gains were in fields such as education and health care and shipping...
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