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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. The beleaguered bookseller is being sold to Elliott Management Corp. in a $476 million deal. Elliott will pay $6.50 per share. That’s an approximately 9% percent premium to the company’s Thursday closing price of $5.96. The transaction is valued at about $683 million, including debt. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers, but remains a critical outlet for publishers. On Friday, it was...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Ethan Brown, center, CEO of Beyond Meat, attends the Opening Bell ceremony with guests to celebrate the company's IPO at Nasdaq in New York. Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat beat Wall Street’s expectations in its first earnings report since its IPO last month. The El Segundo, California-based company lost $6.6 million, or 95 cents per share, in the first quarter, up slightly from a 98-cent loss in the same period a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2019 - 6:34 pm
Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker's shares soared after it beat Wall Street's first quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Beyond Meat also said it expects full-year revenue to hit $210 million this...
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Secretary of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and others, wait to enter 10 Downing Street, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 04, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government. Cruise travel from the U.S. to Cuba began in May 2016...
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In this Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, family Nurse Practitioner Serena Lopez exits an exam room at the new HealthHUB inside a CVS store in Spring, Texas. HealthHUB locations offer a broader range of health care services, new product categories, digital tools and on-demand health kiosks, trusted advice and personalized care. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 04, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience. CVS Health offered the latest...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, file photo shows the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower on the waterfront in Panama City. The majority owner of the former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday, June 3, 2019, that the U.S. president's company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
June 04, 2019 - 12:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday that the U.S. president's company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country. A filing in New York federal court by property owner Orestes Fintiklis alleges...
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FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo, shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, for discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa Scott-Allen is seeking $5 million in damages for allegations that include sex discrimination and violation of pregnancy disability leave and says she hopes her trial, which starts Monday, June 3, 2019, will draw attention to a "culture of misogyny in fine dining," said her attorney, Carla Minnard. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former employee of celebrated chef Thomas Keller is suing him and his three-star Michelin restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — for discrimination, saying she was denied a job transfer and ultimately let go because she was pregnant. Vanessa...
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Carnival Corp. President Arnold Donald, left, arrives at federal court, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Miami. Carnival Corp. is in federal court for a hearing on what to do about allegations that it has continued polluting the oceans from some of its cruise ships despite agreeing years ago to stop (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 03, 2019 - 6:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct. Senior U.S...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo, Leah Chase speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her family's restaurant, Dooky Chase's Restaurant, in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 02, 2019 - 5:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase, who created the city's first white-tablecloth restaurant for black patrons, broke the city's segregation laws by seating white and black customers and introduced countless tourists to Southern Louisiana Creole cooking, died...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. It's hard enough for compulsive gamblers to stop betting. Now, in a growing number of places, they're being bombarded with ads urging them to bet on sports. It's a temptation they didn't face a year ago. And it's raising questions as to how tightly regulated sports betting advertising should be in the United States. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 01, 2019 - 12:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly." It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, front left, and his wife Suzan, front center, listen to a tourist guide during a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo's visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019.(Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 11:16 am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is joining Trump adviser Jared Kushner at a closed-doors meeting of the Bilderberg Group in the Swiss lakeside resort of Montreux. Saturday's annual gathering has long been shrouded in mystery because of its secretive nature and high-...
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