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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and CEO of Amazon, is publicly accusing The National Enquirer in a blog post of trying to blackmail him by threatening to release more intimate photos of him unless he calls off an investigation into how that information was obtained in the first place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mistress. As if either of those weren't distracting enough, now Jeff Bezos — the world'...
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Vaping, Vape, eCigarette
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February 08, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help stop underage vaping. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday posted letters he sent to Juul and Altria, the...
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American Airlines
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February 08, 2019 - 3:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Police say an American Airlines pilot has been arrested at Britain's Manchester Airport on suspicion of being drunk. The Greater Manchester Police force said Friday that police "received a report that an airline pilot may have been under the influence of alcohol" at the airport in...
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Warehouse, Distribution Center
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February 07, 2019 - 12:20 pm
FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is planning a distribution center in the AllianceTexas development near Alliance Airport. The distribution center will cover 1.2 million square feet, and construction started before the company announced plans to move in. The distribution...
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2003 file photo shows the corporate headquarters of BB&T in Winston-Salem, N.C. Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal valued at about $66 billion. The banks said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 that the combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits. It will have approximately $442 billion in assets, $301 billion in loans and $324 billion in deposits serving more than 10 million households (David Rolfe/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Southern banking giants BB&T and SunTrust announced they would merge in a $66 billion deal, the first big bank merger since the chaos of the 2008 financial crisis. The deal would create yet another financial titan in the U.S. The combined company will be the sixth-largest retail...
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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, a man checks his phone in Cambridge, Mass. Mike Johansson, a senior lecturer in communication at Rochester Institute of Technology, has asked his students to keep track of how they spend their time. “Over time, I had a few students who came back to me and said, ‘I was amazed. I didn’t realize that over the course of a week I was averaging three to four hours on YouTube every day.’ It adds up,” Johansson says. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 07, 2019 - 9:44 am
Apple's Screen Time feature can tell you more about your iPhone usage than you may care to know. Like how many text notifications you receive, the number of hours you spend on social networking and how your total usage on any given day stacks up against your average. The numbers don't lie, but they...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, file photo the Dome of the US Capitol building is visible on the morning of the State of the Union in Washington. On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to 234,000, a low level that indicates businesses are holding onto...
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