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July 17, 2017 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after major Wall Street indexes hit new highs and China reported unexpectedly strong economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.6 percent to 26,542.00 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,422.72. The Shanghai Composite...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by trade and consumer spending, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown. Output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in June compared with a year earlier, government data showed Monday. That was in...
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James DeVolld, chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission, listens to testimony on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the state Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., before the panel unanimously adopted emergency regulations to expedite the licensing of recreational marijuana distributors to meet a supply shortage at pot retailers who launched the state's first legal sales on July 1. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
July 14, 2017 - 7:15 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Regulators took steps this week to make sure Nevada's fledgling but popular marijuana industry doesn't run out of pot to sell. But questions remain about whether newly minted distributors can handle the heavy demand, and the possibility of another legal roadblock may be...
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July 14, 2017 - 12:25 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Two Ukrainian female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, an Egyptian security official said. The assault came just hours after a drive-by shooting near some of Egypt's famed...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0...
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This Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo shows a price tag on a pair of shoes for sale at a Marshalls store, in Methuen, Mass. On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 14, 2017 - 8:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0.1...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth may remain sluggish. The Commerce Department says retail sales fell 0.2...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:29 am
CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire Friday on a security vehicle patrolling a Giza village near some of Egypt's oldest pyramids, killing five police, the Interior Ministry and officials said. The deadly shooting heightened fears of what has become near-weekly attacks by suspected...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire Friday on a security vehicle patrolling a Giza village near some of Egypt's oldest pyramids, killing five police, the Interior Ministry and officials said. The deadly shooting heightened fears of what has become near-weekly attacks by suspected...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 1, 2017, file photo, people line up at the NuLeaf marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. The Nevada Tax Commission is expected to approve an emergency regulation on Thursday, July 13, to issue distribution licenses needed to address an anticipated supply shortage in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 13, 2017 - 9:22 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty. Regulators approved emergency rules that would speed up licensing for pot distributors...
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