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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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August 02, 2019 - 9:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who made millions in insider trading involving the Ross Dress for Less store chain has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison. A judge in Oakland sentenced Saleem Khan on Friday. He pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy and securities fraud. In the plea...
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In this June 4, 2019 photo, job applicant Esta Williams, center, uses Tracy Simeton's back to fill out a questionnaire as they wait in line at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Aug. 2, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 02, 2019 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2%...
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, poses with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, for photos before holding talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
August 01, 2019 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs beginning Sept. 1 on the $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn't already hit with taxes (all times local): 7:30 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he's worried about tensions between the world's two...
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File---Picture taken on March 20, 2019 shows the logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW car prior to the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
August 01, 2019 - 6:56 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Luxury automaker BMW said Thursday that net profit fell 29% to 1.48 billion euros ($1.63 billion) in the second quarter from a year earlier, as profits were reduced by higher spending on revamping factories and on new technologies such as battery-only cars and smartphone-...
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FILE- This Jan. 11, 2019, file photo shows the Impossible Burger in Bellevue, Neb. After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 31, 2019 - 11:47 am
After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup is partnering with OSI Group, an original supplier to McDonald's and one of the world's largest food...
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In this July 24, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan army lowers the national flag at the landmark Galle Face, as new foreign investment sites stand in the background in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shocks from deadly suicide bombings on Easter Day in Sri Lanka are reverberating throughout its economy in the worst crisis since the South Asian island nation’s civil war ended in 2009. The blasts have devastated Sri Lanka’s vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and hindering foreign investment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 31, 2019 - 5:28 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. Tourism...
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FILE - In this file photo dated March 28, 2019, the sign for a Holiday Inn in New York. The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries, after the owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels announced Tuesday July 30, 2019, that it will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities across the hotel group. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, FILE)
July 30, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels said Tuesday that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to...
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In this July 22, 2019 photo, Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A'Le'Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51. The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 28, 2019 - 11:42 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At first, the co-owner of the quirky alien-themed motel down a Nevada highway from the mysterious Area 51 site didn't take a posting for a prank Facebook event too seriously. Then, her phone started ringing. "It doesn't stop, our phone won't stop ringing," Connie West, of the...
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CORRECTS NAME OF CO-WORKING SPACE TO VECTOR90 INSTEAD OF VETCOR90 - Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, listens to "Dream Hustle Code" students visiting from Chicago, at Vector90, the workspace created by the late Nipsey Hussle, in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 25, 2019 - 9:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg urged students Thursday to speak out against racial bias when they experience it or witness it, and he faulted President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor fielded a series of...
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