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FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he is committed to finishing the Central Valley portion of the bullet train. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
February 19, 2019 - 6:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The U.S. Department of Transportation announcement follows through...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows part of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:01 pm
Stocks shock off an early wobble on Wall Street Tuesday, finishing modestly higher and extending the market's gains into a fourth week. Solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Communication services stocks and banks also contributed...
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M.K. Pritzker hands pens to her husband, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, as he signs SB1 raising the minimum wage in Illinois during a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at the Executive Mansion in Springfield, Ill. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve of his first annual budget proposal. Fulfilling one of his top campaign promises just five weeks into the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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February 19, 2019 - 3:25 pm
A Minnesota environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, seeking to force it to make public the concerns its specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state. Environmentalists worry PolyMet Mining's planned $1...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart defied a gloomy government retail sales report for December, delivering fiscal fourth-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street expectations. The world's largest retailer also enjoyed another quarter of surging e-commerce sales during the critical holiday period as it...
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FILE - In this July 20, 1993 filer, German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the applause of his models at the end of the show he designed for the French fashion house Chanel, for the 1993-94 Fall-Winter haute couture collection in Paris, July 20, 1993. At left background is German top model Claudia Schiffer. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire...
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FILE- In this May 18, 2006, file photo a worker puts the finishing touches on a sign unveiling the company's new look at a Payless Shoesource store at a mall in Independence, Mo. Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. The company, based in Topeka,...
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Actress Emma Watson, right, arrives with other women at the Elysee Palace for a meeting on gender equality ahead of the upcoming G7, Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — Human rights advocates met Tuesday in Paris to discuss potential strategies leading industrial nations could employ to reduce violence and discrimination against women. French President Emmanuel Macron named 35 advocates to give the Group of Seven recommendations, France took over the...
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