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February 25, 2020 - 4:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger will remain chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021. Iger...
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February 25, 2020 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger will remain chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021. Iger...
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February 25, 2020 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger will remain chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021.
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February 25, 2020 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately. Iger will become executive chairman. Chapek was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo specialist Erica Fredrickson works with a colleague on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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February 25, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row as fears spread that the widening virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. The losses came a day after the market's biggest drop in two years. Investors plowed money into bonds, sending the yield on the 10-year...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo a sign is submerged in the water from Coyote Creek in Morgan Hill, Calif. U.S. officials are worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam near Silicon Valley. They ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October, 2020, due to concerns that the dam could send floodwaters into communities. Retrofit plans have been in the works for years and the dam's water level has been kept at a maximum of 74% since 2009. As of Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the reservoir was just 29% full. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 25, 2020 - 4:05 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot (73-meter) high earthen Anderson Dam, built in...
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February 25, 2020 - 3:33 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s economy entered a recession and contracted 0.1% in 2019, the first year of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s six-year term, according to fourth-quarter government figures reported Tuesday that confirmed preliminary data from last month. Moody’s Analytics analyst...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 that partially automated driving systems like Tesla's Autopilot cannot drive themselves. Yet he says drivers continue to use them without paying attention. (KTVU-TV via AP, File)
February 25, 2020 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone while his vehicle was being controlled by a partially automated driving system. Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the...
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 25, 2020 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators of both political parties questioned Tuesday whether the White House’s request for $2.5 billion is enough to prepare the United States for a possible coronavirus outbreak, even as President Donald Trump said the virus is “very well under control” here. “If you low-ball...
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February 25, 2020 - 3:03 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. The 240-foot (73-meter) high earthen Anderson Dam, built in...
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