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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo Operation made by Hasbro is displayed shelves in the expanded toy section at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Shares of Hasbro are plunging after the company said the trade war is hammering its supply chain. The toymaker on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $212.9 million, or $1.67 per share. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Shares of Hasbro plunged Tuesday after the company revealed that the trade war is wreaking havoc on its supply chain and creating confusion among customers for its toys. The company said price hikes may be on the way for consumers as it offsets rising costs. Hasbro CEO Brian...
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This Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo shows the exterior of a McDonald's restaurant in Mebane, N.C. McDonald's reports financial earns on Tuesday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 22, 2019 - 1:51 pm
McDonald's says it's setting itself up for future growth by investing now in advances like voice recognition ordering technology. But for some investors, the short-term financial pain is hard to swallow. McDonald's net income dropped 2% to $1.6 billion in the third quarter as it rapidly remodeled...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, speaks next to Gov. Gavin Newsom during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom requested Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that state Becerra investigate whether the retail gasoline industry is engaging in false advertising or price fixing to charge drivers more at the pump. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 21, 2019 - 8:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon. Name brand retailers — including 76,...
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Attorney Mark Lanier gets a hug outside the U.S. Federal courthouse, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, N.C, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Townsend, Tenn. The Interior Department is considering recommendations to modernize campgrounds within the National Park Service. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
October 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks. The recommendations posted online this week come from an advisory...
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Winemakers taste rose in the production facility of the Chateau Sainte Roseline in the southern France region of Provence Friday Oct. 11, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing Friday’s U.S. tariff hike with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war over the fiercely competitive aerospace industry.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm
MILAN (AP) — European producers of specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on $7.5...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Ronan Farrow attends Variety's Power of Women event in New York. Farrow’s new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 17, 2019 - 4:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of...
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In this Sept. 23, 2019, photo shoppers examine refrigerators at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 16, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department...
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In this Oct. 4, 2019 photo, Marty Small speaks at a swearing-in ceremony in Atlantic City, N.J. that installed him as acting mayor following the resignation of Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr.who admitted stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team. On Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019, the City Council is expected to choose Small to be mayor until the Nov. 2020 general election. Listening is his daughter Jada, left. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 15, 2019 - 7:23 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire...
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October 15, 2019 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The former chief executive of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency has told a British parliamentary committee he has not decided whether to return his substantial cash bonus. Peter Fankhauser told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Tuesday that he is "deeply sorry...
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