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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, the sun rises behind Main Street in Plains, Ga. The market for small businesses cooled further during the third quarter as fallout from trade wars made companies look less appealing to buyers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 7:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The market for small businesses cooled further during the third quarter as fallout from trade wars made companies look less appealing to buyers. That's the finding of a quarterly report analyzing small business sales released by BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for companies...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, file photo, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook is interviewed at the New York Stock Exchange. McDonald's said Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, that Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Associated Press
November 03, 2019 - 11:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo Billy Ramos, right, fills out a job application with Adidas during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Friday, Nov. 1, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown. The economy managed to add 128,000 jobs last month even though tens of thousands of workers were temporarily counted as...
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In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, carpenters work on a construction site in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 7:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private residential projects. The Commerce Department said Friday that government construction rose 1.5% last month, powered by state and local building. The September increase comes as the previous...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, photo Bullseye, a Miniature Bull Terrier and the official mascot of Target Corporation, poses for a photograph during a Target Holiday Outlook event in New York. Target Corp. says it's spending $50 million more on payroll during the fourth quarter than it did a year ago so that there'll be more workers on hand to help harried shoppers scrambling to get their shopping done in a shorter amount of time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 6:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — All they want for Christmas is more time. Faced with the shortest holiday shopping season since 2013, retailers are trying to figure out ways to get into the minds of shoppers sooner. Walmart, for instance, began offering holiday deals online for toys, TVs and mini trampolines...
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President Donald Trump departs O'Hare International Airport after speaking at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are working to secure a new site to sign a tentative trade truce and the location will be announced soon. U.S. and Chinese negotiators wanted to finalize the deal in time for Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to...
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Mitch Kelly
October 31, 2019 - 6:06 am
The parent company of the Smith's Food And Drug store chain is once again accepting Visa credit cards.
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions," Dorsey said Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in a series of tweets announcing Twitters new policy of banning all political advertising from its service. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and chief design officer Jonathan Ive look at a Mac Pro in the display room at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple Inc. reports financial earns on Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still running a well-oiled moneymaking machine despite cooling demand for its hottest product, the iPhone. Sales and revenue in the July-September quarter exceeded Wall Street estimates as Apple's newest iPhones got off to a better start than expected, even though the...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo the Washington news conference of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell appears on television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve. The Fed concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it hinted that it won't likely cut again this year. The Fed's move reduces the short-term rate it controls — which...
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