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FILE - This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nation’s largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:12 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — PlaySugarHouse.com launched online sports betting integrated with its online casino on Thursday, the latest entrant into New Jersey's surging sports betting market. New Jersey gambling regulators had approved the site to go live Thursday morning; the company says it was...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2014 photo a Volkswagen e-up electric car is recharged on a recharging station in front of a building of the Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 it is planning a new car-sharing project and will invest in car connectivity. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
August 23, 2018 - 5:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it's launching an all-electric car sharing service in Berlin using its battery powered Golf and Up! models as it seeks to build a business serving people in big cities who don't own cars. The company said Thursday that it planned to expand its We Share...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo shoppers look through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 11:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported strong sales growth both at stores and online, helped by remodeled locations and new delivery services as well as a stronger economy. Like Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot, it also raised its outlook as retailers benefit from shoppers spending more freely. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, a car drives by the entrance of a Kohl's department store in Orlando, Fla. Kohl's Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 21, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's breezed past Wall Street's second-quarter profit and revenue expectations and raised its profit outlook for the year. Investors at first punished the stock but grew more optimistic as the day went on, pushing up the company's shares nearly 2 percent Tuesday. Like...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 photo is seen a wind turbine on the Aegean island of Tilos, Greece. When the blades of the 800 kilowatt wind turbine start turning, Tilos will become the first island in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power, feeding the needs of its population of some 400 people in winter, and some 3000 in summer. (AP Photo/ Iliana Mier)
August 19, 2018 - 3:19 am
TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016 file photo shows the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington. The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 17, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. Trump has been fighting multiple lawsuits that argue...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday that after a four-year trial of limited beer and wine sales through "beer gardens," the sales will be extended to the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the New York Stock Exchange is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil Wednesday. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales. An unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, traffic makes it's way past the Macy's flagship store in New York. Macy's Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 15, 2018 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure. The Cincinnati department store chain has now reported its third straight quarter of higher sales at existing stores after a three-year slump. But shares on...
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