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FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, instructions are visible on a handle as gas is pumped at a station in Portland, Ore. An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing, in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to the aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-service gas. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
January 08, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that's changing — in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications to an aging law that makes Oregon only one of two states in the U.S. that places restrictions on self-...
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January 08, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers'...
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January 08, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Apple investors are urging the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children. Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, or CalSTRS, said Saturday in open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk to a Kohl's retail store in Salem, N.H. Kohl’s said its holiday sales surged 6.9 percent from the prior-year period, another sign that the retail industry experienced healthy growth during the critical shopping season. The company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast, citing the better-than-expected performance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 08, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's put up strong sales numbers throughout November and December, joining other traditional department stores in a much needed holiday rally. Comparable-store and total sales surged 6.9 percent during the critical end-of-year shopping period, Kohl's said Monday, providing more...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk to a Kohl's retail store in Salem, N.H. Kohl’s said its holiday sales surged 6.9 percent from the prior-year period, another sign that the retail industry experienced healthy growth during the critical shopping season. The company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast, citing the better-than-expected performance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's put up strong sales numbers throughout November and December, joining other traditional department stores in a much needed holiday rally. Comparable-store and total sales surged 6.9 percent during the critical end-of-year shopping period, Kohl's said Monday, providing more...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 08, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes took a small step back from their record levels on Monday, as their momentum slowed following a torrid start to the year. Losses for health care and financial stocks helped to overshadow a surge for retailers, which jumped after several boasted of strong results...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk to a Kohl's retail store in Salem, N.H. Kohl’s said its holiday sales surged 6.9 percent from the prior-year period, another sign that the retail industry experienced healthy growth during the critical shopping season. The company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast, citing the better-than-expected performance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 08, 2018 - 8:18 am
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's is reporting a 6.9 percent surge in sales for November and December, joining other traditional retailers in a strong holiday rally. Kohl's boosted its earnings forecast for the entire year and shares jumped 7.5 percent before the opening bell Monday. Macy's and J...
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January 08, 2018 - 3:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers'...
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Gusty wind picks up snow accumulated on the ground as Jesse Sherwood, of Jersey City, N.J., jogs at Liberty State Park, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Jersey City. About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest place. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 06, 2018 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest place. Jaw-clenching temperatures to start the weekend...
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Brielle Ashley is bundled up a she waits as her children and "grown man-child" sled down Sandee Crescent in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Jan 5, 2018. For some, Friday was a second snow day off from reality – a chance to warm up with hot cocoa or build snowmen outside with the kids. But for others, it was back to work – which meant shoveling driveways and navigating unplowed side streets. (.Vicki Cronis-Nohe/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest place. Jaw-clenching temperatures to start the weekend...
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