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In this Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, photo a row of Chevrolet Suburban vehicles are shown at Wally Edgar Chevrolet in Orion Township, Mich. The 16-day strike has cost GM just over $1 billion, JP Morgan analyst Ryan Brinkman estimated Tuesday in a note to investors. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The 16-day strike by auto workers has cost General Motors about $1 billion, an analyst says, while a parts shortage forced the company to close pickup truck and transmission plants in Mexico. Spokesman Dan Flores confirmed that production at the factories in Silao, Mexico, ended...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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September 30, 2019 - 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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US attorney David Anderson announces criminal spy charges against a San Francisco Bay Area tour operator Xuehua Edward Peng Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Xuehua Edward Peng, who operates tours for Chinese students and visitors, was charged with being an illegal foreign agent and delivering classified U.S. national security information to officials in China, U.S. government officials announced Monday. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
September 30, 2019 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor said. Xuehua Edward Peng, 56, of Hayward was charged in documents unsealed Monday with being an illegal...
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A Forever 21 store is shown, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Aventura, Fla. The low-price fashion chain, a one-time hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 30, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, teens flocked to Forever 21's massive stores at the nation's malls for its speedy take on fashion, like its $5 shimmery halter tops and $25 dresses. But the chain that helped popularize so-called fast fashion has moved too slow for a new generation of young customers. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, a Fiat logo pictured on a car in Milan, Italy. Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a complaint by securities regulators that it misled investors by overstating monthly sales numbers. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
September 27, 2019 - 1:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is paying $40 million to settle with U.S. securities regulators who say the automaker misled investors by overstating its monthly sales numbers over a five-year period. The Italian-American company inflated sales by paying dealers to report fake numbers from 2012 to...
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In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2019, David Alport, owner of the Bridge City Collective marijuana dispensary in Portland, Ore., goes over sales numbers with the store's general manager Cameron Moore. The company has seen a 31% decrease in its sales of vaping products in the past two weeks. “It’s having an impact on how consumers are behaving,” said Alport. “People are concerned, and we’re concerned.” (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
September 26, 2019 - 8:55 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo floor governor Michael Smyth works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Thursday as investors pulled back to a defensive stance as an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moves along and U.S. economic growth slows. Technology stocks were among the biggest losers. Cisco Systems fell 2.3% and Nvidia shed 1.5%...
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Seen though a perimeter fence a British Airways aircraft takes off past a Thomas Cook plane in the background at Gatwick Airport, England, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 26, 2019 - 11:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways and cruise ship giant Carnival have each warned their profits will disappoint due to pilot strikes and fuel price increases, respectively. International Airlines Group says disruption from industrial action means its full-year operating profit...
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Mara Paulic, a 42-year GM employee, pickets outside the General Motors Fabrication Division, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 25, 2019 - 8:34 am
DETROIT (AP) — As the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors stretches into a second week, it's not just the company and striking workers getting pinched. With many replacement part warehouses shut down, dealers are beginning to run short of components to repair cars, trucks and SUVs...
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A passenger walks past a closed Thomas Cook office at Palma de Mallorca airport on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Spain's airport operator AENA says that 46 flights have been affected by the collapse of the British tour company Thomas Cook, mostly in the Spanish Balearic and Canary archipelagos. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)
September 25, 2019 - 7:51 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German and Polish units of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook said Wednesday they were entering bankruptcy proceedings and shutting down normal business operations in the wake of the parent company entering liquidation in Britain. Germany's Thomas Cook said it was...
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