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FILE - In his May 22, 2012 file photo, a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 23, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the...
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FILE- In this combo of file photos shows, a Google sign at a store on Aug. 7, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla., bottom, and a Walmart sign on June 1, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Wednesday, Aug. 23, that it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
August 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo, groceries from Whole Foods Market sit in a cart before being loaded into a car, outside a store in Jackson, Miss. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, Whole Foods shareholders will be voting on whether to approve Amazon’s $13.7 billion takeover bid of the organic grocer. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods shareholders voted to bless a union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO called "love at first sight." The approval from Whole Foods shareholders on Wednesday is one of the steps required to close the deal. It also needs the go-ahead from government...
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In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo, new home construction is underway in a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 23, 2017 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales fell to a...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. Global stock markets edged lower Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, as investors treaded carefully ahead of an annual gathering of central bankers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 23, 2017 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks hit a wall on Wednesday and gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index had one of its best days of the year. The losses were broad, with stocks falling across nearly every industry, but they were not as deep as on the worst days...
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FILE - A Thursday, March 9, 2017, file photo of President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, Germany. The eurozone economy is on course for another solid quarter of economic growth, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited speech from the European Central Bank's chief Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 23, 2017 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy is on course for another solid quarter of economic growth, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited speech from the European Central Bank's chief. In the run-up to Friday's big speech from ECB President Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday March 30, 2011, showing smoke emitting from a chimney in IJmuiden, Netherlands. Environmentalists group Friends of the Earth, have gone to court Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. The court will issue its decision in the case on Sept. 7.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
August 23, 2017 - 7:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Environmentalists went to court Wednesday to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. The summary hearing in The Hague was part of a crowd-funded...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An empty New Jersey Transit train derailed early Wednesday in Manhattan's Penn Station, causing some delays at the beginning of the morning rush hour. An Amtrak crew was moving a New Jersey Transit train out of a railyard around 5 a.m. when some cars derailed on Track 4, where...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail workers have cleared an empty New Jersey Transit train that derailed inside New York's Penn Station, causing early morning delays. NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett says the derailed cars were cleared by 6:20 a.m. Wednesday. She says an Amtrak crew was moving a NJ Transit...
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This Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo, shows a Lowe's store in Hialeah, Fla. Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports earnings, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 23, 2017 - 6:09 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's second-quarter profit got a boost from the sales of an Australian joint venture, but its performance was weak by most measures in a vibrant housing market, and its profit outlook for the year was well below the expectations of industry analysts. Shares fell 5 percent...
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