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DJ Koh, Samsung President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, talks about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it's far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will provide the...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts. Pritzker's $39 billion...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo is a selection of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 20, 2019 - 1:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Samsung's new-phone announcement (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen that breaks new ground in a market that has been stuck in an innovative funk. The phone announced Wednesday in San Francisco...
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FILE- This April 30, 2018, file photo shows an exterior view of the Sainsbury's flagship store in the Nine Elms area of London. British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — British regulators say the proposed supermarkets merger between Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda unit would push up prices and reduce quality for shoppers, casting doubt on a deal that would create the country's biggest grocery chain. It also serves as yet another regulatory blow to...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo a CVS Pharmacy building sign rests on a Jackson, Miss., store. CVS Health topped fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain also debuted a 2019 outlook that fell far short of Wall Street expectations. The company said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that it expects adjusted earnings to range between $6.68 and $6.88 this year. FactSet says analysts expect earnings of $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
February 20, 2019 - 11:45 am
CVS Health is setting 2019 earnings expectations well below Wall Street forecasts, as the company struggles to fix part of its business while blending in a major acquisition and attempting to change how customers use its stores. The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefit manager also is dealing with...
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FILE- In this May 18, 2006, file photo a worker puts the finishing touches on a sign unveiling the company's new look at a Payless Shoesource store at a mall in Independence, Mo. Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 20, 2019 - 7:37 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations. The Topeka, Kansas, company, which filed for bankruptcy protection this week, will allow returns and exchanges of non-final sale items through the...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations. The world's largest retailer also enjoyed another quarter of surging e-commerce sales during the critical holiday period as it...
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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks inside a building used as a temporary base near the last land still held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Hundreds of Islamic State militants are surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 19, 2019 - 2:02 pm
AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — Dozens of trucks arrived Tuesday at the outskirts of a besieged enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, signaling renewed efforts to evacuate hundreds of civilians trapped in the militants' last patch of territory along the Euphrates River. A...
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FILE- In this May 18, 2006, file photo a worker puts the finishing touches on a sign unveiling the company's new look at a Payless Shoesource store at a mall in Independence, Mo. Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 19, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. The company, based in Topeka,...
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