Consumer services

In this undated photo provided by Best Buy, the company's chief financial and strategic transformation officer, Corie Barry, poses for a portrait. Best Buy announced that Barry, 43, will become the company's CEO effective June 11, taking over from current CEO Hubert Joly, who will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down. (Best Buy via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside. Hubert Joly, 59, is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry, 43, as part of the company's succession plan effective June 11. Barry, who is currently...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, a customer tries a free sample of a pain cream that contains cannabidiol (CBD) for her arthritis at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Minn. Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient is CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. Retailers are...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo a shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone while entering an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo a shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone while entering an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 12, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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April 11, 2019 - 4:11 pm
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts is proposing Massachusetts regulators require the company ban its founder from its resorts as a condition of keeping its state casino license. The company also suggests the Massachusetts Gaming Commission impose other conditions to further distance the company...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo the logo for Rite Aid is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% to make the remaining shares valuable enough to remain on the New York Stock Exchange. The struggling drugstore chain’s board has approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split that shareholders backed in a vote last month. That will cut the company’s share count from nearly 1.1 billion to about 54 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 11, 2019 - 8:23 am
Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% in a bid to push the remaining shares above minimum trading requirements on the New York Stock Exchange. The board of the struggling drugstore chain approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split after shareholders did the same last month. That...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo specialist Patrick King, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:44 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday on Wall Street, reversing course from a downturn a day earlier that ended an eight-day winning streak. Technology and health care companies led the gains. Microsoft rose 0.5% and Cisco systems added 0.7%. Drug developer Gilead Sciences...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2018, file photo Uber driver Joshua Oh drives in Honolulu. Uber launched a voucher program Tuesday, April 9, 2019, enabling companies like Westfield Mall and TGI Fridays to offer free or discounted Uber rides to customers. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
April 09, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While shoppers are getting everything from morning coffee to complete work wardrobes delivered to their homes, some businesses are working with ride-hailing company Uber to entice customers through their doors. Uber launched a voucher program Tuesday that enables companies like...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2018, file photo, shows Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts is in talks to buy Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts. Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 it was in confidential takeover discussions over a cash-and-scrip offer from Wynn. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:42 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts, confirmed Tuesday that it is in talks to be bought by Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts. Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, said in a statement that the offer had an...
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In this March 19, 2019, photo Zack Shelton, of Swish Analytics, left, explains how to place a bet at the Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge inside the Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, in Sacramento, Calif. Although sports betting is not legal in California, the SkyLoft Lounge is being used for contests that don't involve gambling. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 08, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many...
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