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In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 photo, a medical worker monitors a patient infected with H7N9 bird flu at Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Several Chinese cities are shutting down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 13, 2017 - 12:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. Live poultry sales have now been suspended in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province, as well as markets...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford Motor will spend $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. The big bet announced Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, comes just a few months after the Pittsburgh startup, Argo AI, was created by two alumni of Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics program, Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 11, 2017 - 10:12 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. The big bet announced Friday comes just a few months after the Pittsburgh startup,...
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This undated image provided by Tonner Doll Company shows a doll based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series "I am Jazz." The New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair and be available on the Tonner Doll Co.'s web site and in specialty stores in July 2017. (Storm Photography/Tonner Doll Company via AP)
February 10, 2017 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series "I am Jazz." It will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair next week and...
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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Ford logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford Motor will spend $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. The big bet announced Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, comes just a few months after the Pittsburgh startup, Argo AI, was created by two alumni of Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics program, Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 10, 2017 - 2:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. The big bet announced Friday comes just a few months after the Pittsburgh startup,...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014, file photo, various flavors of Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, are photographed in San Francisco. The Coca-Cola Company reports financial earnings Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 09, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke is trying to slim down its business, not just its sodas. The Atlanta-based company said its profit fell 55 percent as global sales volume dipped and it booked charges related to getting out of the manufacturing and distribution of its drinks. Coca-Cola Co. has been selling...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014, file photo, various flavors of Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, are photographed in San Francisco. The Coca-Cola Company reports financial earnings Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 09, 2017 - 9:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola's profit fell 55 percent in the most recent quarter as restructures with hopes of driving future growth. Yet the company said it expects its earnings to fall this year, and shares of Coca-Cola dropped more than 2 percent Thursday. The company, which makes Fanta, Sprite and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015, file photo, pedestrians pass in front of a Whole Foods Market store in Union Square in New York. Whole Foods said Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, that sales fell 2.4 percent at established locations, marking the sixth straight quarter of declines as it faces competitive pressures. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
February 08, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is hitting the brakes on its ambitious expansion plans as sales keep dropping at existing stores. The grocer reported its sixth straight quarter of falling sales at established locations on Wednesday, as organic and natural products have become more widely available at...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2016 file photo, the Nordstrom logo is displayed above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Nordstrom shares sunk after President Trump tweeted that the department store chain had treated his daughter Ivanka “so unfairly” when it announced last week that it would stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2017 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Where the White House saw a father standing up for his daughter, an ethics expert saw an implicit threat. President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at Nordstrom, the latest company to draw his Twitter attention, saying the department store chain that decided to stop selling his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, customers line up outside Macy's at the Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, Calf., as MAC's Selena Collection of makeup went on sale. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, released it outlook Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, predicting that annual retail sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent in 2017. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
February 08, 2017 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a bumpy holiday season, chains like The Limited shutting down and department stores such as Macy's closing stores, the largest retail trade group says it's still optimistic that sales will grow this year — especially online. In issuing its forecast Wednesday, the National...
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President Donald Trump looks at Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, holding a silicon wafer, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 08, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. A White House spokesman says President Donald Trump was standing up for his daughter when he posted a tweet criticizing Nordstrom. Trump tweeted that Ivanka Trump was treated "so unfairly" by the department store,...
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