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FILE - This Friday Sept. 15, 2017 file photo shows the new logo of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance during a press conference in Paris, France. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 that Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the search giant’s Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance’s dashboard media systems. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
September 18, 2018 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Google is teaming up with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to add the internet giant's Android mobile operating system to the auto alliance's dashboard media systems. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said Tuesday that it's entering into a technology partnership with Google to embed Android-based...
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September 18, 2018 - 5:32 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler,...
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FILE--In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a hemp plant is pollinated at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore. The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
September 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from long-established pillars of American business. The statement...
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FILE- In this May 8, 2018, file photo, investor and entrepreneur Kimbal Musk listens to billionaire investor Steve Case as he speaks during the Rise of the Rest bus tour at Musk's restaurant, The Kitchen, at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn. Musk, who serves on the board of brother Elon Musk’s companies Tesla and SpaceX, spoke at a Yahoo! Finance breakfast Monday, Sept. 17, about the promise of urban farming and his mission to bring local, trustworthy food and restaurants and gardens to schoolchildren around the country. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While one Musk was on the verge of announcing the first private passenger to travel to the moon while separately fending off a lawsuit accusing him of defaming a British diver, another Musk was talking about growing basil plants at an indoor garden in Brooklyn. Kimbal Musk, who...
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September 17, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish startup is offering a movie a day in theaters for $30 a month. It's three times what MoviePass had charged for a similar plan. But that was financially unsustainable, as it typically had to pay theaters the full ticket price. MoviePass now offers just three movies for $10...
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In this Sept. 14, 2018, photo, empty shelves, normally stocked with strawberry punnets, are seen at a Coles Supermarket in Brisbane. Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore confidence in the popular fruit.(Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 5:59 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular...
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Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 16, 2018 - 5:55 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo shoppers gather outside the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out in New York. Henri Bendel, known for its brown and white striped shopping bags, is closing in the new year. The luxury retailer’s parent company, L Brands Inc., said that Henri Bendel’s 23 stores and its website will shut down in January but that it’ll carry new merchandise during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing. L Brands Inc., which acquired the brand in 1895, said that the 23 Bendel stores will turn out the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, company said...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo a roll of steel is moved into position at the Borusan Mannesmann Pipe manufacturing facility in Baytown, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, has climbed 4.9 percent over...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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