Consumer products and services

November 15, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a healthy pace in October, though the gains were likely boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent last month,...
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FILE- This Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shows a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 15, 2018 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported strong sales online and in its established store sales for its fiscal third quarter, and raised profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season. The report Thursday suggests that efforts by Walmart to improve the experience of its customers...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California, Davis, points to a group of dairy calves that won’t have to be de-horned thanks to gene editing. The calves are descended from a bull genetically altered to be hornless, and the company behind the work, Recombinetics, says gene-edited traits could ease animal suffering and improve productivity. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
November 15, 2018 - 7:52 am
OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, addresses attendees at the former site of the J.L. Hudson Co. department store, in Detroit. Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National and New York-based VICI Properties. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. The move marks the latest in billions of dollars in...
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FILE - This June 1, 2017, file photo shows a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Ford and Walmart are partnering to test a self-driving grocery delivery service. Ford will work with Walmart to determine what goods it can feasibly transport and figure out what issues may need to be addressed to successfully deliver orders via self-driving vehicles. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:10 am
Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service. The pilot program in Florida's Miami-Dade County will incorporate Postmates, a logistics company that operates a network of couriers, to deliver groceries and more. The vehicles will collect data on consumer...
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November 14, 2018 - 6:42 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police are seeking a woman who pushed, punched and choked a McDonald's manager because she wanted ketchup. Police in Santa Ana, California, say the assault took place around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 when the drive-thru customer entered the restaurant through an employee door and...
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Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. "If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially we'd have a way to defeat this disease," says Gmitter. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)
November 14, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...
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U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
November 13, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French. Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Thomas Ferrigno, right, and specialist Gregg Maloney work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered mostly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, on course to recoup some of the market's big losses from a day earlier. Gains in technology companies, banks and industrial stocks outweighed losses in household goods sellers, utilities and elsewhere in the market. Energy stocks...
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People wearing a Donald Trump mask, left, and an Emmanuel Macron mask act up for the cameras during an anti-Trump gathering in Republique square in Paris, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. President Donald Trump joined other international leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
November 13, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States. Trump tweeted about a suggestion by...
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