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Taxi drivers block the Gran Via avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, July 30, 2018. Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 31, 2018 - 5:32 am
MADRID (AP) — Traffic is still snarled in some of Spain's biggest cities as striking taxi drivers are extending their protest against ride-hailing services. Hundreds of taxis have spent a fourth consecutive night parked on the Gran Via, one of Barcelona's main downtown roads, while dozens of...
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This frame grab from a video provided by Mercy for Animals shows a pig in an undercover video released by the group. The recently released undercover video showing pigs being abused at a supplier to the world's largest meat producer also highlights practices that are still common but slowly being changed in the pork industry. (Mercy For Animals via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 2:09 am
DENVER (AP) — A recently released undercover video showing pigs being abused at a supplier to the world's largest meat producer also highlights practices that are still common but slowly being changed in the pork industry. The video shows pregnant female pigs confined to metal cages barely bigger...
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Employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings rose 2 percent over a year earlier, missing expectations due to sales of smartphones and display panels that offset robust memory chip sales. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30, 2018 - 9:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized. The South Korean...
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FILE - This Dec. 29, 2009 file photo shows a Big Mac hamburger at a McDonald's restaurant in North Huntingdon, Pa. The fast food restaurant is celebrating the sandwich's 50th anniversary in 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn't changing the makings of its most famous burger. The company is celebrating the 1968 national launch of the double-decker sandwich whose ingredients of "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce,...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown in New York. U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Friday, July 27, as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings reports and new government data showing the U.S. economy surged in the second quarter at the fastest pace since 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 27, 2018 - 12:16 pm
A slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the market's losses from a day earlier. Twitter plunged after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the second quarter. The drop in tech stocks outweighed gains in banks, retailers and restaurant chains...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a last-minute order by the agency's former chief that allowed super-polluting diesel truck engines. EPA chief Scott Pruitt issued the rule in his last days in office before resigning earlier this month amid ethics scandals. The...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. Detroit-based fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13. Brown has held a trademark for his Three Thirteen brand since 2010, and the rapper born Marshall Mathers filed his pending request last year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has found himself in an unlikely battle: one over retail, not rap. Fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13, the Detroit Free Press reported. Brown has held a trademark for his Three...
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FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows a sign outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) on Thursday, July 26, reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 billion. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:52 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says a key sales figure rose in its flagship U.S. market during the second quarter, driven by higher prices and more expensive menu items. The world's biggest burger chain says sales rose 2.6 percent at domestic stores open at least 13 months. Globally, the company...
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FILe - In this April 13, 2017, photo, shows the Trump International Hotel is on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. A federal judge ruled July 25, 2018, that Maryland and the District of Columbia can proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel. The decision clears the way for the plaintiffs to seek financial records and other materials from the president's company. (AP Photos/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
July 25, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Maryland and the District of Columbia can proceed with their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign and state interests through his Washington hotel. The decision clears the way for the...
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FILE - This April 26, 2018, file photo shows the Mattel logo at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase in New York. Mattel says it will cut 2,200 jobs as the maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars tries to save money. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel, hurt by the closing of Toys R Us stores, said Wednesday that it will cut more than 2,200 jobs as the maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars seeks to save money. Like other toy companies, Mattel has lost sales as Toys R Us faltered. The toy retailer filed for bankruptcy...
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