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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and stylus are shown in this photo, in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The stylus, a signature Note feature, will now have Bluetooth capability, allowing people to control phones and apps from up to 30 feet away. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at time when hardware advances have slowed. The new phone, the Galaxy Note 9, will be faster and will last longer without a recharge. But while earth-shattering new features are in short supply, it will carry an earth-...
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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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In this May 8, 2018, photo, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke holds the label for milk produced on his farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are fighting to stay in business by appealing to consumers to look closely at the organic milk they buy to make sure it comes from a farm that meets the idyllic expectations portrayed on the cartons. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 09, 2018 - 1:03 am
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are...
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Customers check out the Tesla X, at the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Board members at Tesla are evaluating CEO and Chairman Elon Musk's $72 billion proposal to take the electric car and solar panel maker private. Six of nine members said in a prepared statement Wednesday that Musk began talking with the board about the move last week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
August 08, 2018 - 9:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a $72 billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal. Almost everything about the deal is outlandish...
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A Westchester Medical Center security guard directs traffic as a Westchester County police car pulls out of the drive to the main entrance of the hospital, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Valhalla, N.Y. A man shot a female patient and then killed himself at the suburban New York hospital Wednesday, police said.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 08, 2018 - 6:26 pm
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife's suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo indicating he was distraught about how his wife, Ann...
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August 08, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is reining in the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new cars picking up fares. The City Council approved a package of bills Wednesday that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city...
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August 08, 2018 - 4:24 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A German pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state's first execution in more than two decades. The federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday could delay the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, an employee walks past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics says it will spend $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components, and other future businesses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
August 08, 2018 - 10:11 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to spend a whopping $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses as the company maps out its strategy under the restored leadership of Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong after he was freed...
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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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