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This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s official seal, a reference to early Dutch and English settlers who traded in beaver pelts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 17, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including...
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Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to a gathering of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp., Pa. on Monday, April 15, 2019. (Christopher Dolan/Times-Tribune via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released 10 years of his long-anticipated tax returns as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016. The release also...
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In this undated photo provided by Best Buy, the company's chief financial and strategic transformation officer, Corie Barry, poses for a portrait. Best Buy announced that Barry, 43, will become the company's CEO effective June 11, taking over from current CEO Hubert Joly, who will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down. (Best Buy via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside. Hubert Joly, 59, is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry, 43, as part of the company's succession plan effective June 11. Barry, who is currently...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, a customer tries a free sample of a pain cream that contains cannabidiol (CBD) for her arthritis at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Minn. Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient is CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn't cause a high. Retailers are...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo a shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone while entering an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to customers who increasingly pay with a card or smartphone. But a backlash is growing against the practice that some say discriminates against those who lack back accounts or rely on cash for most of their daily transactions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 12, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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April 11, 2019 - 4:11 pm
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts is proposing Massachusetts regulators require the company ban its founder from its resorts as a condition of keeping its state casino license. The company also suggests the Massachusetts Gaming Commission impose other conditions to further distance the company...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo the logo for Rite Aid is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% to make the remaining shares valuable enough to remain on the New York Stock Exchange. The struggling drugstore chain’s board has approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split that shareholders backed in a vote last month. That will cut the company’s share count from nearly 1.1 billion to about 54 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 11, 2019 - 8:23 am
Rite Aid will chop its share count by about 95% in a bid to push the remaining shares above minimum trading requirements on the New York Stock Exchange. The board of the struggling drugstore chain approved a 1-for-20 ratio for a reverse stock split after shareholders did the same last month. That...
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In this July 1, 2016 photo, Bob McDevitt, left, president of Local 54 of the Unite Here casino workers union, speaks to reporters outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J. hours after the union went on strike against the casino, which was owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, McDevitt's union called on casino regulators in New Jersey, Nevada and Ohio to protect casino workers from hedge fund or private equity firms that own casinos if they seek to quickly extract profits from the properties while hurting workers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 10, 2019 - 2:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from casino ownership. Unite Here approached gambling regulators in three states Wednesday, asking...
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Berlin taxi drivers block the boulevard 'Strasse des 17. Juni', Street of June 17, in front of the Brandenburg Gate, during a protest in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Taxi driver protest against government plans over the growth of app-based ride-hailing services that they say threaten their livelihood. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 10, 2019 - 9:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — Taxi drivers have snarled traffic in Berlin and other German cities in a slow-driving protest against government plans to liberalize the market. Taxis in Berlin converged on the capital's famous Brandenburg Gate, filling up the wide boulevard that leads west from the monument...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2018, file photo, shows Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts is in talks to buy Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts. Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 it was in confidential takeover discussions over a cash-and-scrip offer from Wynn. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
April 09, 2019 - 5:42 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest casino operator, Crown Resorts, confirmed Tuesday that it is in talks to be bought by Las Vegas casino giant Wynn Resorts. Crown, which owns casinos in Melbourne, Perth and London and will soon open another in Sydney, said in a statement that the offer had an...
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