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August 08, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Clinton is a now a million-selling novelist. "The President is Missing," a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million sales in North America alone. The book's co-publishers, Alfred A. Knopf and Little Brown and Co., announced the sales figures Wednesday...
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FILE- This Dec. 3, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. CVS Health reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 08, 2018 - 7:54 am
CVS Health beat Wall Street expectations for the second-quarter, helped by rising prescription sales, though a nearly $4 billion charge from one of the company's businesses led to a loss. The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager said Wednesday that it has struggled to grow its long-term...
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China Tower Corp. Ltd. Chairman Tong Jilu holds a drum stick to hit the gong during the listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. China Tower, the state-backed company that operates the world's largest network of telecoms towers, made a debut in Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, raising US$6.9 billion. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 08, 2018 - 5:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Shares in the state-owned monopoly that operates China's vast network of mobile phone towers ended their first day of trading flat Wednesday in the company's stock market debut in Hong Kong after raising $6.9 billion from investors. China Tower Corp. closed at 1.26 Hong Kong...
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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, the entrance to Sea World is seen, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, that it is eliminating 125 positions, despite recent increases in attendance and revenue. SeaWorld spokesman Travis Claytor says the restructuring affects all of the company's theme parks as well as corporate offices in Orlando, Florida. Besides SeaWorld parks, the company has Sesame Place and Busch Gardens parks. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:48 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment is eliminating 125 positions, despite recent increases in attendance and revenue. The theme park company announced the cuts Tuesday. Interim CEO John Reilly noted in the company's earnings report Monday that the company had identified $50 million of "...
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FILE- In this June 14, 2018, file photo Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Musk says he is considering taking the electric car maker private. Tesla’s stock spiked Tuesday, Aug. 7, after Musk made the abrupt announcement in a terse tweet. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he is considering taking the electric car maker private. Tesla's stock spiked Tuesday after Musk made the abrupt announcement in a terse tweet. He said is considering taking the company private at $420 a share and already has secured funding. Tesla shares...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump's national security adviser says U.S. sanctions that kicked in against Iran Tuesday are meant to pressure the government into a broad retreat from its support for...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2010, file photo, financier Carl Icahn poses for photos upon arriving for the annual New York City Police Foundation Gala in New York. Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to vote against the health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts. In a letter Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Icahn warned that Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, faces intense competition from Amazon, regulatory risks and could lose the business of other health insurers that won’t want to deal with a company owned by a rival. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:06 am
Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer's attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it's paying too much for a company with a shaky future. Shares of Express Scripts dipped in premarket trading Tuesday. The billionaire and activist investor...
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In this Friday, July 6, 2018, photograph, prospective customers confer with sales associates as a Model 3 sits on display in a Tesla showroom in the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The systems tested, in the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, BMW’s 5-Series, the Volvo S-90 and the Mercedes E-Class, are among the best in the business right now and have been rated “superior” in previous IIHS tests. David Zuby, the institute’s chief research officer, said the systems do increase safety but the tests show they are not 100 percent reliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 07, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled "Reality Check," issued the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2018, file photo, Wynn Las Vegas is pictured in Las Vegas. The board of directors of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts is undergoing more changes. The casino operator on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, announced industry veteran Phil Satre has been named vice chairman of the board and will become its chairman in the coming months. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
August 06, 2018 - 9:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts announced additional changes to its board of directors Monday, a truce with its top shareholder and the end to an internal investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against the company's founder that surfaced earlier this year. The appointment of industry...
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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora makes comments during the NCAA college football team's media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Following an NCAA violation involving the sale of team-issued shoes, the university announced today that 13 football players will miss games during the 2018 season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 06, 2018 - 7:08 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Less than a year after emerging from a long run of NCAA issues, North Carolina is dealing with rule violations again — this time for football players selling team-issued shoes. The school announced Monday that 13 players will miss games serving suspensions for the secondary...
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