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FILE - In this April 30, 2013 file photo, the interior of the original Costa Coffee shop in London's Vauxhall Bridge Road, which was opened in 1978 by brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa and is now closed. Coca-Cola is buying the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash, a deal that will see the soft drinks company plug a big hole in its portfolio, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa. Costa is Britain's biggest coffee company, with over 2,400 coffee shops in the U.K. and another 1,400 in more than 30 countries, including around 460 in China, its second-biggest market...
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August 30, 2018 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for its ground-breaking vacuum cleaners, said Thursday that it plans to build auto test tracks as it expands electric vehicle development at a former Royal Air Force airfield. The company said it plans to spend an additional 116 million pounds ($...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:36 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 file photo, a staff member from the Bonhams motor car department poses for photographers with the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 driven by actor Pierce Brosnan in his role as James Bond in the 1995 movie GoldenEye during a photocall at premises of Bonhams auction house in London. Aston Martin, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, says it may sell shares for the first time as the company seeks to attract more wealthy buyers with an expanded product range including sedans, sports utility vehicles and even submarines. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, said Wednesday it may sell shares for the first time as it seeks to attract more wealthy buyers with an expanded product range including sedans, sports utility vehicles and even submarines. The company said it will sell at...
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The House vote tally board shows the results of a do-over vote on the lottery bill, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018, as it narrowly passed 58-54, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House initially killed the state Lottery Law, voting 60-54 against it, Monday evening. The Senate passed it earlier in the day. The lottery is an attempt to put about $200 million a year into highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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In this May 27, 2005 file photo, bottles of the soft drink Moxie are pictured in West Bath, Maine. Soft drink giant Coca-Cola said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, it is acquiring Moxie, a beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:17 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced on Tuesday it is acquiring Moxie, a long-lived and beloved New England soda brand that is the official state beverage of Maine. Moxie has been around since the 19th century and it's famous in New England for its unique flavor, which is the...
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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, in Northern Ireland, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. (Liam McBurney PA via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — A fire has gutted a landmark Belfast building in a blaze that sent dark smoke billowing over the Northern Ireland capital. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service says it was called Tuesday morning to a blaze at the Bank Buildings, home to clothing retailer Primark. Flames...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo people enter a Best Buy store as it opened for a Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Best Buy reports financial results on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations. Same-store sales, a key measure of a retailer's health, jumped 6 percent as shoppers bought products from home theater components...
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