Consumer products and services

FILE- In this May 19, 2019, file photo, a line of unsold 2019 CX-5 sports-utility vehicles sits at a Mazda dealership in Littleton, Colo. On Friday, June 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 14, 2019 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that low unemployment and modest wage gains are encouraging consumers to shop. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.5% in May, after a smaller gain of 0.3% in the previous month. April's figure...
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June 14, 2019 - 1:17 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal court ruled Thursday that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo, customers watch sports on a giant screen at the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Panelists at a gambling conference in Atlantic City, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, predicted 90 percent of all US sports betting will be done online or over smart phones within the next 10 years. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 13, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in...
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June 13, 2019 - 1:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ford has opened a research center in Israel, joining a legion of major automakers racing to develop new technologies for the world of driverless cars. Chairman William Ford met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday as part of his visit, where he called Israel "ground...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2019 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday on Wall Street as a spike in oil prices boosted energy stocks following a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. U.S. oil rose 3.2% and Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 2.8%. The gains...
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A sign of French automaker Renault Group shows the way for the Renault shareholders general meeting in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 13, 2019 - 4:34 am
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says the government didn't oppose a merger deal between carmaker Renault and Italian-American rival Fiat Chrysler. Speaking on FranceInfo news broadcaster, Bruno le Maire said the government's key priority is to strengthen the alliance of Renault with its...
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This undated product image provided by Volvo Cars shows the Volvo XC90 SUV. Uber is teaming with Volvo Cars to launch its newest self-driving vehicle. The ride-hailing company said Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that it can easily install its self-driving system in the Volvo XC90 SUV. (Volvo Cars via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a...
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FILE - In this Dec 17, 2018, file photo, Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference in Yokohama. An investor research company is advising Nissan shareholders to vote against the proposal to reappoint Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa as board director, saying the Japanese automaker needs a "break from the past" after the arrest of his predecessor Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
June 12, 2019 - 4:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Two investor research companies are advising Nissan shareholders to vote against a proposal to reappoint the automaker's chief executive, Hiroto Saikawa, as a board director, citing possible oversight problems at the Japanese automaker after the arrest of his predecessor Carlos Ghosn...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017, file photo, a resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London. An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people. The BBC has reported that more than 100 people plan to join a product liability lawsuit targeting U.S. companies that make products used at the complex. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a "flaming coffin" for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in the United States. Nearly 250 survivors and...
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New York Attorney General Letitia James, center, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...
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