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Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO Universal Parks & Resorts, answers questions during a press conference at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Universal Orlando officials announced that the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 4:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an "epic" fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending. The secretive nature of the new park...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. General Motors reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
August 01, 2019 - 11:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday that higher prices for popular pickup trucks and SUVs helped overcome slowing global sales and profit rose by 1% in the second quarter. The Detroit automaker said it made $2.42 billion, or $1.66 per share, from April through June. Adjusting for...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Luxury automaker BMW saw net profit fall 29% to 1.48 billion euros ($1.63 billion) in the second quarter from a year earlier as higher spending to develop new technologies and revamp factories weighed on the bottom line. The company said Thursday vehicles sales and revenue...
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FILE- This Jan. 11, 2019, file photo shows the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 31, 2019 - 7:26 am
After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup is partnering with OSI Group, an original supplier to McDonald's and one of the world's largest food...
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In this July 24, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan army lowers the national flag at the landmark Galle Face, as new foreign investment sites stand in the background in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shocks from deadly suicide bombings on Easter Day in Sri Lanka are reverberating throughout its economy in the worst crisis since the South Asian island nation’s civil war ended in 2009. The blasts have devastated Sri Lanka’s vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and hindering foreign investment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 31, 2019 - 4:13 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga says tourists or...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2019, file photo customers leave an Apple store on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. Apple Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 30. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iPhone sales are still sputtering while the company tries to offset the decline by milking more money from digital services such as music. The latest evidence of the iPhone's waning popularity had been expected. Even so, the confirmation in Tuesday's fiscal third-...
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FILE - In this file photo dated March 28, 2019, the sign for a Holiday Inn in New York. The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries, after the owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels announced Tuesday July 30, 2019, that it will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities across the hotel group. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, FILE)
July 30, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels said Tuesday that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to...
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A staffer looks out from a Huawei retail store in Beijing, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Huawei's global sales rose by double digits in the first half of this year despite being placed on a U.S. security blacklist. The Chinese tech giant's chairman said Washington's campaign against the company has 'galvanized our people.' (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 30, 2019 - 6:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei's sales rose by double digits in the first half of this year despite being blacklisted by Washington and its chairman, saying U.S. pressure has "galvanized our people," expressed confidence Tuesday the Chinese tech giant will "enter a new period of growth." Huawei Technologies...
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In this July 9, 2019, photo, people walk in front of the headquarters of Sony Corp., in Tokyo. Sony Corp. has reported a 33% drop in its fiscal first quarter profit as sales dipped in its electronics operations, including TV sets and camcorders. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company reported Tuesday, July 30, that its April-June profit totaled 152 billion yen ($1.4 billion), down from 226 billion yen in the same period of the previous year.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 30, 2019 - 5:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Tuesday a 33% drop in its fiscal first quarter profit as sales dipped in its electronics operations, including TV sets and camcorders. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company's April-June profit totaled 152 billion yen ($1.4 billion), down from 226...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, a package of meatless burgers by Beyond Meat are seen in Orlando, Fla. Beyond Meat reports financial earns Monday, July 29. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
July 29, 2019 - 6:09 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond Meat is in for a bumpy ride. The plant-based meat maker reported some good news Monday, raising its full-year revenue guidance after better-than-expected second quarter sales. But its shares slumped as it turned in a bigger loss than Wall Street forecast and...
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