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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 19, 2017. Asian shares were higher in subdued trading Monday, after Wall Street ended the week barely higher as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods sent some retailer stocks downward.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 19, 2017 - 1:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher in subdued trading Monday, after Wall Street ended last week barely higher as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods sent some retailer stocks downward. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 20,061.70 by early afternoon, while Australia's...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 19, 2017. Asian shares were higher in subdued trading Monday, after Wall Street ended the week barely higher as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods sent some retailer stocks downward.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 19, 2017 - 1:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher in subdued trading Monday, after Wall Street ended the week barely higher as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods sent some retailer stocks downward. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 20,049.67 in the morning session, while Australia...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2005 file photo, a shopper at the Greenmarket at Union Square walks through the market carrying a bag of groceries from the newly opened Whole Foods grocery store on the other side of the square in New York. Online juggernaut Amazon announced Friday, June 16, 2017, that it is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 16, 2017 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. The deal unites the online juggernaut with the grocery store...
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June 16, 2017 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it's buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon. Bonobos, which started out selling pants online, caters to male shoppers...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, customers are seen outside a Whole Foods Market in Dallas. Online juggernaut Amazon announced Friday, June 16, 2017, that it is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. AP Photo/LM Otero, file)
June 16, 2017 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a strong move to expand its growing reach into groceries. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt. That marks an 18 percent premium to Whole Foods'...
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FILE- In this Aug. 31, 2016 file photo, two passengers deplane from JetBlue flight 387 waving a United States, and Cuban national flag, in Santa Clara. As President Donald Trump is expected to announce a reversal on the U.S. Cuba policy on Friday, June 16, 2017, Cubans are bracing for the worst. Across the island, people of all ages, professions and political beliefs expect rising tensions, fewer American visitors and a harder time seeing relatives in the U.S.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
June 16, 2017 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Donald Trump is expected Friday to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations and allowing U.S. airlines and cruise...
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June 14, 2017 - 10:27 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected, in whole or in part, the Associated Press found, a turn that is likely to fuel further allegations that Beijing may be giving the president's family business special...
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June 14, 2017 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel said Wednesday its chairman was unable to perform his duties following a report he was detained by regulators amid accusations of possible financial misconduct. Anbang Insurance Group Ltd. Chairman Wu Xiaohui was "...
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Traders Fred Demarco, left, and Tommy Kalikas confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Technology stocks are leading the market slightly higher in early trading, making up some of the ground they lost over the past two days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are changing course Tuesday as investors put an end to a two-day drop for technology companies. Major stock indexes are near record highs again as energy companies, banks, and retailers like Amazon also rise. Investors are buying companies that stand to benefit from...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys...
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