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FILE - This May 22, 2019 file photo shows Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass. The $2.6 billion Wynn resort casino is scheduled to open June 23 transforming a contaminated property into what is billed as a waterfront oasis. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 16, 2019 - 9:01 am
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo a shopping cart sits in the parking lot of a Target store in Marlborough, Mass. On Friday, June 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
June 14, 2019 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that recent worries about cautious consumers dragging on growth may have been overdone. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.5% in May, after a smaller gain of 0.3% in the previous month. April's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, a building housing Expedia is seen in Bellevue, Wash. Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The Treasury Department announced the agreement and settlements with several other companies on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 13, 2019 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States. The government said that the online travel company appears to have violated U.S...
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In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo, customers watch sports on a giant screen at the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Panelists at a gambling conference in Atlantic City, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, predicted 90 percent of all US sports betting will be done online or over smart phones within the next 10 years. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 13, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2019 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday on Wall Street as a spike in oil prices boosted energy stocks following a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. U.S. oil rose 3.2% and Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 2.8%. The gains...
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This undated product image provided by Volvo Cars shows the Volvo XC90 SUV. Uber is teaming with Volvo Cars to launch its newest self-driving vehicle. The ride-hailing company said Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that it can easily install its self-driving system in the Volvo XC90 SUV. (Volvo Cars via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone. The company's Uber Eats unit began the tests in San Diego with McDonald's and plans to expand to other restaurants later this year. Uber says the service should decrease food delivery times. It works this way: Workers at a...
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New York Attorney General Letitia James, center, speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in New York. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 11, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities released the names Tuesday of three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm who were charged with animal cruelty following the release of undercover video showing workers kicking and throwing calves. The Newton County Sheriff's Office said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others. The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It was expanded into the United Kingdom, but Amazon shut it down late last year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that it is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, DoorDash and others. The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a news conference with Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin in South Amboy. Murphy signed a bill Tuesday, June 11, requiring most of the state’s hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to quickly summon help in an emergency. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
June 11, 2019 - 10:26 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is the nation's first requiring most hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to summon help quickly in an emergency. The Democratic governor and several nationwide...
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