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A pedestrian walks across the street from a McKesson sign on an office building in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. McKesson distributed more than 18% of the nation's opioids from 2006 to 2012 — the most of any company — but said it didn't push sales. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 17, 2019 - 7:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the...
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, center, speaks with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici, second left, and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos, left, during the weekly college meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 17, 2019 - 1:19 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...
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A crane operator works equipment on a roadway near Barneys department store, Tuesday July 16, 2019, in New York. The luxury retailer could be joining a growing list of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 16, 2019 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York may soon join the ever lengthening list of retail stores seeking protection in bankruptcy. The luxury clothing company, faced with high rents and a shifting consumer landscape, is evaluating options that may include a bankruptcy filing. That's according to a source...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo UPS employee Liz Perez unloads packages for delivery in Miami. On Monday, July 15, 2019, the first day of Amazon Prime Day's 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a billion dollars, enjoyed a 64% increase in online sales compared with an average Monday, according to Adobe Analytics, which measures 80 of the top 100 retailers on the web in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. The Justice Department is challenging a District of Columbia federal judge's decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 08, 2019 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to move forward, asking an appeals court to take up the case instead. Justice lawyers asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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Passengers walk past a departure board at Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 8, 2019. The Russian government's ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia came into effect on Monday, affecting thousands of travelers. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 08, 2019 - 4:35 pm
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A Kremlin ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia took effect Monday, affecting thousands of travelers and dealing a serious blow to Georgia's tourism industry. The flight ban impacted dozens of flights operated by six Russian airlines and one Georgian airline...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a Deliveroo logo on a bicycle in London. The U.K. competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Amazon’s purchase of a significant stake in food delivery service Deliveroo on Friday July 5, 2019, as the regulator is taking a more activist role in seeking to protect consumers in the evolving marketplace. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
July 05, 2019 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. competition watchdog on Friday launched an investigation into Amazon's purchase of a big stake in food delivery service Deliveroo, a move that suggests authorities are taking a harder line on the expansion of Big Tech. While the deal had not been billed as a takeover by...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 file photo, Dubai Parks & Resorts celebrates it's opening ceremony with fireworks in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai firm DXB Entertainments said Tuesday July 3, 2019, it will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai firm said Tuesday it will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the United Arab Emirates amid a slowdown in the economy. DXB Entertainments, which runs Dubai Parks & Resorts, said it...
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July 02, 2019 - 4:52 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A key local official says hosting the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival on short notice "could pose a significant challenge." A mass gathering permit application for the Vernon Downs harness track and casino in central New York was recently filed after operators of the original...
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