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May 18, 2018 - 1:37 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer for two British businesses opposes a lawsuit against them in a Mississippi court, saying it's a political sideshow. A judge, though, is extending an order won by a group that wants any evidence preserved of personal data belonging to British citizens. Hinds County...
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Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 18, 2018 - 1:31 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday, adding to the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Banks, energy and consumer goods companies fell, offsetting gains by industrial and health care stocks. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. Crude oil prices declined...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ More Louisianans report having a job than ever before, a sign the state's economy is improving. Employers reported 9,000 more workers in April than in March, another strong sign. April's survey shows 2.04 million people reporting jobs, beating the previous record of December 2014...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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May 18, 2018 - 11:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of paying hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employers and state agencies has been sentenced in Minnesota to 15 years in prison. John Kelsey Gammell earlier pleaded guilty to federal hacking conspiracy charges. The FBI says the case...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatens to hold up a final vote on the farm bill. Passage of the farm bill is a priority for GOP leaders, who are eager to pitch to voters its tougher work requirements for food stamps, a party priority that polls well with voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country. But the measure's chances remain iffy because of an...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, a Na'vi in a science lab is shown and is viewed while guests are in the queue for the Avatar Flight of Passage ride at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. New attractions like this one are fueling an increase in theme park attendance. A new report shows that theme park attendance in North America was up 2.3 percent, powered by new attractions in Orlando. The Orlando market represents about a third of theme park attendance in North America. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 18, 2018 - 10:08 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The arms race to build new theme park attractions in Orlando is paying dividends. A new report released this week shows theme park attendance at the largest parks in North America last year was up 2.3 percent, powered by new attractions in Orlando. The Orlando market represents...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a school bus and dump truck collision, injuring multiple people, on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 18, 2018 - 10:03 am
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals. The husband of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison speaks during a meeting between President Donald Trump and manufacturing executives at the White House in Washington. The top executive at Campbell Soup will retire and the company is undergoing a strategic review as it tries to revive sales that have been under pressure due to shifting American tastes. Morrison, who has been has been CEO since 2011, is being replaced immediately by Keith McLoughlin, who will lead the company on an interim basis. Shares slid 5 percent before the opening bell Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 18, 2018 - 8:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The top executive at Campbell Soup will retire and the company is undergoing a strategic review as it tries to revive sales that have been under pressure due to shifting American tastes. Denise Morrison, who has been has been CEO since 2011, is being replaced immediately by Keith...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend news conference after their meeting at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, May 18, 2018. The meeting in Sochi is Merkel's first visit to Russia in a year and comes amid tense relations between Berlin and Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
May 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's trip to Russia (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. Speaking after Friday's talks with German Chancellor Angela...
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