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April 04, 2017 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be immediately closing nearly 400 stores as...
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April 04, 2017 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be closing nearly 400 stores as part of the...
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Peabody Energy Corp. President & CEO Glenn Kellow, second from right, joined by company CFO Amy Schwetz, rings a ceremonial bell as his company's stock begins trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Energy Corp., said Monday that it has emerged from bankruptcy protection after a year. The St. Louis company said it reduced costs and slashed its debt load by more than $5 billion in the past year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 04, 2017 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Tuesday as investors were slow to dip a toe back into the market, although energy companies did climb with the price of oil and natural gas. Banks and retailers took losses. Stock indexes flickered between tiny gains and losses throughout the day before they...
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Peabody Energy Corp. President & CEO Glenn Kellow, second from right, joined by company CFO Amy Schwetz, rings a ceremonial bell as his company's stock begins trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Energy Corp., said Monday that it has emerged from bankruptcy protection after a year. The St. Louis company said it reduced costs and slashed its debt load by more than $5 billion in the past year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 04, 2017 - 12:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed at midday Tuesday as energy companies move higher with the price of oil. Other industries aren't moving much overall, with industrial companies higher and banks trading lower. Department stores, apparel companies and handbag makers are falling, but...
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April 03, 2017 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tesla's push to sell its all-electric vehicles in Utah hit another roadblock Monday when the state Supreme Court upheld a decision by Utah licensing officials to deny the automaker a license to sell cars. Tesla had argued that a state law barring car manufacturers from owning...
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This Monday, April 3, 2017 photo from video provided by KMOV shows damage to the roof of a box company in St. Louis after a boiler exploded and flew before crashing through the roof of a nearby laundry business. Authorities said several people were killed as a result of the explosion. (KMOV via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 2:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said. One person died in...
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This Monday, April 3, 2017 photo from video provided by KMOV shows damage to the roof of a box company in St. Louis after a boiler exploded and flew before crashing through the roof of a nearby laundry business. Authorities said several people were killed as a result of the explosion. (KMOV via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 11:55 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people were killed and four others injured Monday when an explosion launched a boiler the size of a van through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down hundreds of feet (meters) away in a neighboring laundry business, the fire chief said. One person died...
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Oregon residents formed steady lines at a BottleDrop recycling redemption center in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, April 1, 2016, the first day the refund rate for empty water bottles, beer bottles and soda cans jumped to 10 cents. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen).”
April 01, 2017 - 6:31 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans in trash bags and carts, flocked to bottle-recycling centers and grocery stores Saturday — the first day the per-bottle refund rate doubled to 10 cents. Oregon...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
April 01, 2017 - 3:13 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle recycling program will now double the payout for used soda cans and glass bottles, and frugal residents have been stockpiling for months in anticipation. With other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest...
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