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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. JD.com, China's No. 2 e-commerce service, is headquartered in Beijing. The Chinese e-commerce billionaire who faces a possible rape accusation in Minneapolis built his business by promising honesty in a market plagued by fraud and fakes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2018 - 3:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce billionaire who faces a possible rape accusation in Minneapolis built his business by promising honesty in a market plagued by fraud and fakes. Richard Liu, founder of JD.com, the largest online direct retailer in the most populous e-commerce market, was...
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People pass a Nike store in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 04, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. Here's a look at other companies that...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2013 file photo, the interior of the original Costa Coffee shop in London's Vauxhall Bridge Road, which was opened in 1978 by brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa and is now closed. Coca-Cola is buying the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash, a deal that will see the soft drinks company plug a big hole in its portfolio, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa. Costa is Britain's biggest coffee company, with over 2,400 coffee shops in the U.K. and another 1,400 in more than 30 countries, including around 460 in China, its second-biggest market...
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August 30, 2018 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 30, 2018 - 2:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her event organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received on Wednesday a notice of intention from the government to deny...
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August 29, 2018 - 6:50 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Canadian province of British Columbia launched a proposed class-action lawsuit Wednesday against dozens of pharmaceutical companies, alleging they falsely marketed opioids as less addictive than other pain drugs and helped trigger an overdose crisis that has...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 29. 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday, driven by gains for big technology companies and Amazon. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs for the fourth day in a row. Stocks have rallied over the last four days as investors grew more hopeful about trade talks between the U.S.,...
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The House vote tally board shows the results of a do-over vote on the lottery bill, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018, as it narrowly passed 58-54, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House initially killed the state Lottery Law, voting 60-54 against it, Monday evening. The Senate passed it earlier in the day. The lottery is an attempt to put about $200 million a year into highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it. The vote came during a special session, less than 24 hours after the House originally voted to kill the bill that the state's...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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