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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2012, file photo, shoes from the Ivanka Trump collection are displayed at a Lord & Taylor department store in New York. Retailers are trying to figure out a way to deal with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, stamped on everything from shoes to pants to handbags. The products have become more polarized with President Donald Trump's rise to The White House, and retailers are trying to be careful not to offend shoppers from both sides of the political aisle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are finding themselves walking a fine line when dealing with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, which is stamped on everything from pants to shoes to handbags. Carry the items and get grief from shoppers opposed to President Donald Trump and his daughter's role in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. The new initiative announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is a pilot program that allows ailing veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center to access one of 24 "MinuteClinics" operated by CVS for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections or to order lab tests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 18, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia. Three years after a wait-time scandal, the Veterans Affairs Department is hoping a private-sector partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing timely urgent care. The new initiative announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is a pilot program that allows ailing veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center to access one of 24 "MinuteClinics" operated by CVS for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections or to order lab tests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 18, 2017 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. Amazon carries a diverse assortment of products from the Ivanka Trump brand. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 18, 2017 - 4:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. Here's a list of some of the retailers who carry the brand and those who have scaled back or dropped the label: AMAZON: Carries a diverse assortment of products. BUY BUY BABY: The baby accessories...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, walks with her husband, Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, to a news conference with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump's company continues to grow. Ethics lawyers fear the more her business expands, the more it may encroach on her ability, and husband, Jared Kushner, to credibly advise the president on core issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 18, 2017 - 3:38 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2012, file photo, shoes from the Ivanka Trump collection are displayed at a Lord & Taylor department store in New York. Retailers are trying to figure out a way to deal with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, stamped on everything from shoes to pants to handbags. The products have become more polarized with President Donald Trump's rise to The White House, and retailers are trying to be careful not to offend shoppers from both sides of the political aisle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 18, 2017 - 3:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are finding themselves walking a fine line when dealing with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, which is stamped on everything from pants to shoes to handbags. Carry the items and get grief from shoppers opposed to President Donald Trump and his daughter's role in...
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April 16, 2017 - 10:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. The official data released Monday show that the world's second-biggest economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the January-March period compared with the...
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People look at fire damage at the Bellagio casino and resort, Friday, April 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. A fire official says a late Thursday blaze damaged decorative facing on the roof of a shopping and restaurant annex at the resort on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 14, 2017 - 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tourist wondered at first if the flames he saw whipping across the roof of a Bellagio resort shopping complex were part of the iconic dancing fountain show on the Las Vegas Strip. Sean Kim told The Associated Press on Friday that he realized something was wrong when plastic-...
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April 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month. This followed a revised 0.3 percent...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A deal to build a new Trump-brand hotel in Dallas has been abandoned. A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization said Thursday that the president's company told the developer not to pursue the deal with the city council. The developer, Mike Sarimsakci, declined to comment when reached...
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