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Park Ranger Alex Martinez passes maps out and directs visitors at the Highway 140 gate as Yosemite National Park reopens in California, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The nearly three-week closure was the result of a wildfire. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
August 14, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a rare 20-day closure because of smoke from wildfires. Some said they didn't mind the hazy air that obscured scenic vistas; others came prepared with eye drops and face masks. Park officials also advised...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business. Cincinnati-based Kroger is working to catch up with Walmart and with Amazon.com, which bought...
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Specialist Fabian Caceres, left, and trader Michael Capolino confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Stocks are broadly higher and recovering some of their recent losses as concerns about Turkey's financial stability eased. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 14, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days. The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the U.S. said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions,...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Bally's casinos, and the Monmouth Park...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides. Uber drivers lined up for hours to register their cars Monday, the day before Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign a bill placing a...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets steadied Tuesday as worries subsided over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,376 and France's CAC 40 was up less than 0.1 percent to 5,414 after economic growth figures...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, store greeter Danny Olivar, right, lends a hand to a customer to heft an air conditioning unit from a rapidly declining stock at a Home Depot store ahead of an expected heat wave in Seattle. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 14, 2018 - 7:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world's biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage...
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The logo for Rite Aid is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 09, 2018 - 5:55 pm
Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons. Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chain's prospects after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could vote on...
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FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2006, file photo, Crocs colorful resin footwear are on display at the REI flagship store in Denver. Colorado-based casual footwear company Crocs Inc., is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by the end of the year and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, while reporting a second-quarter profit of $30.4 million, or 35 cents per share. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in...
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Indian customers stand outside IKEA's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug.9, 2018. Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA opened its first store in India on Thursday, five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
August 09, 2018 - 7:31 am
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Band music and loud cheers greeted hundreds of customers as Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA opened its first store in India on Thursday, five years after it received approval to invest in the country's single-brand retail sector. The store in the southern Indian city of...
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