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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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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks moved lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday, July 29, as investors pulled back after pushing stocks to record highs last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a key Federal Reserve interest policy announcement and other potentially market-moving developments on tap for this week. Banks, retailers and communications companies took the brunt of the selling. Those...
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In this June 25, 2019 photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports financial earnings on Friday, July 26. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 26, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's newly modernized stores and growth in delivery helped the world's largest hamburger chain serve up the biggest increase in global sales at established locations during the second quarter in seven years. The challenge: getting more customers to show up at its U.S...
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CORRECTS NAME OF CO-WORKING SPACE TO VECTOR90 INSTEAD OF VETCOR90 - Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, listens to "Dream Hustle Code" students visiting from Chicago, at Vector90, the workspace created by the late Nipsey Hussle, in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 25, 2019 - 9:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg urged students Thursday to speak out against racial bias when they experience it or witness it, and he faulted President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor fielded a series of...
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In this July 10, 2019, photo customers visit at a Starbucks in Minneapolis. Starbucks Corp. reports financial earnings on Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 25, 2019 - 5:57 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp. served up an extra frothy third quarter, zooming past Wall Street's forecasts thanks to new drinks and growing loyalty. Based on the strong results, the Seattle-based coffee giant raised its full-year earnings guidance. It now expects adjusted earnings of $2.80 to $2...
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This undated product image provided by OpenTable shows the new delivery option for diners on OpenTable’s app. The restaurant reservation company said Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that it’s adding food delivery to keep up with customer demand. (OpenTable via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 6:16 am
OpenTable is getting into the food delivery business. The world's biggest online restaurant reservation service — which was founded 21 years ago — has been watching warily as more and more diners opt for delivery. Between May 2018 and May 2019, U.S. restaurant visits were flat at 23.8 billion, but...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. An appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The order issued Friday, July 19, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit includes a reprimand of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for abusing his discretion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 19, 2019 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. A federal judge is to decide Friday, July 19, 2019, on the proposal increasing to $10 million the total amount available for claims. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 19, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys Friday he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving thousands of guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities. Judge David...
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FILE - This Monday, June 17, 2019, file photo, shows 5-mg pills of Oxycodone. Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies. If a judge sides with the request from Cuyahoga and Summit counties, it would clear the way for the governments to assert that drug companies ignored the regulations as a nationwide opioid crisis continued to grow. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 19, 2019 - 6:56 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies. If a judge sides with the request from Cuyahoga and Summit counties, it would clear the way for their governments to...
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