Consumer products and services

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo specialist John O'Hara, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2020 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street, with technology,and retail companies leading he gainers. The three major indexes are on track for weekly gains. Chipmaker Nvidia rose in early after trading reporting strong earnings. Global markets were calmer Friday after falling a...
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Manager Chen Tiantian, left, hands a takeaway order to a delivery driver at a Moka Bros cafe in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. For Valentine's Day Moka Bros, a health food eatery in Beijing, offered a special that included both a rose and a note logging the temperature of the chef that made the meal. Like many businesses in China, the restaurant has struggled to cope with the impact of a virus that has infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and sent several cities into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 14, 2020 - 8:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo a person walks by a retail clothing store in Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 14, 2020 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in January, a slight improvement over December, as unseasonably warm weather boosted sales at hardware stores and furniture stores. The Commerce Department said Friday that the January advance followed a 0.2% rise in sales in December. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo a person walks by a retail clothing store in Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, Feb. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for January. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 14, 2020 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in January, a slight improvement over December, as unseasonably warm weather boosted sales at hardware stores and furniture stores. The Commerce Department said Friday that the January advance followed a 0.2% rise in sales in December. The...
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A man wearing a face mask holds a flower bouquet as he stands along a street in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
February 14, 2020 - 8:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food...
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Clotilde Delbos interim CEO of French carmaker Renault poses o a media conference in Paris, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. France's Renault saw its sales and earnings drop last year and says 2020 will be tough due to the need for investment in new technologies at a time when the market is shrinking.(AP Photo/Michel Euler)
February 14, 2020 - 5:35 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Renault saw its sales and earnings drop last year and says 2020 will be tough due to the need for investment in new technologies just as the market is shrinking. The company said Friday that it sold 3.8 million vehicles last year, down 3.4%, with revenue dropping about the...
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February 14, 2020 - 3:49 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Renault saw its sales and earnings drop last year and says 2020 will be tough due to the need for investment in new technologies at a time when the market is shrinking. The company sold 3.8 million vehicles last year, down 3.4%, with revenue dropping about the same rate to 55...
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The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Washington. A government watchdog tells The Associated Press it will launch a nationwide audit that may shed light on how seniors’ personal Medicare information is getting to telemarketers, raising concerns about fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office says the audit will be announced next week. (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow)
February 14, 2020 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors’ personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office told The Associated...
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The Official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook for 2020 over pages of a Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General report, are shown, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Washington. A government watchdog tells The Associated Press it will launch a nationwide audit that may shed light on how seniors’ personal Medicare information is getting to telemarketers, raising concerns about fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office says the audit will be announced next week. (AP Photos/Wayne Partlow)
February 14, 2020 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors’ personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office told The Associated...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 13, 2020 - 11:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Tesla rose about 1% in trading Thursday morning after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell over $2 billion worth of additional shares. The sale takes advantage of the company's meteoric stock rise in the past eight months. It comes j ust two weeks...
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