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FILE- In this May 30, 2019, file photo, signs advertise new products available inside a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. On Wednesday, June 12, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for May. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 12, 2019 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices increased a slight 0.1% in May, as inflation was tempered by lower costs for gasoline, electricity and used cars. The Labor Department says that the consumer price index rose 1.8% during the past year. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core...
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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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June 06, 2019 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a strong 3.4% rate in the January-March quarter, the best showing in more than four years. It is an encouraging sign that productivity may finally be improving after a long stretch of weakness. The first quarter gain was more than double the 1.3% increase...
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June 06, 2019 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher. The Commerce Department says the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.1% to $50.8 billion in April from March. Exports fell 2.2% to $...
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May 30, 2019 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, but much of that gain was based on temporary factors that will likely fade, leaving growth much slower in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the first quarter advance in...
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In this photo taken May 18, 2019, is a sign for a steak and onion beer at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nev. As craft breweries have boomed, competition for attention has intensified and that has a lot of brewers looking for ways to differentiate themselves by introducing strange new flavors. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
May 29, 2019 - 9:08 am
Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale? Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed. Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who...
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The Rich Zeoli Show
May 28, 2019 - 10:47 am
Rich equates Bernie Sanders to the guy who is out with his friends and can't stop mentioning his ex-girlfriend, even when he vows he will not bring her into the conversation. Sanders, who vowed not to mention Donald Trump, name-dropped the President on several occasions in a single speech...
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May 14, 2019 - 6:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest retailer said Tuesday it's been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen. The next-day...
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May 13, 2019 - 9:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are plunging at the open on Wall Street Monday after China announced retaliatory tariffs against goods from the United States. China plans tariff hikes on $60 billion of U.S. imports after the Trump...
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May 03, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called himself an "idiot" for not buying stock in Amazon, but said someone at his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is making up for his lack of foresight. Buffett told CNBC on Thursday that a money manager at Berkshire Hathaway has been buying...
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