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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, center, celebrates the opening bell at Nasdaq as his company holds its IPO, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The videoconferencing company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 18, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the strong...
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Models wear creations as part of the Manish Arora ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 28, 2019 - 4:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its latest winter collection and bid adieu to former designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died on Feb. 19. Rick Owens, meanwhile, pushed the envelope with a truly frightening and...
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February 20, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Google says it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in a security product it began selling in 2017, but blames the omission on an error. When the company's Nest Secure home alarm system hit the market, its product information didn't mention a microphone. As recently as January, the...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Customers stand outside Ikea's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India. India is a test case for whether Ikea should keep shifting resources toward emerging economies, including Latin America and China, given the saturation of markets in Europe and the United States, and the possibility of another global recession. Six months after Ikea opened its first store in Hyderabad, the 400,000-square-foot cornucopia of furniture, linens, kitchenware and other goodies is drawing between 10,000 and 30,000 visitors per day. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:23 pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares. This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian...
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Models wear creations for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 22, 2019 - 9:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come out to take a bow at the house's couture show in Paris, something the company attributed to him being tired. It is the first time in recent memory that Lagerfeld, who has...
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January 22, 2019 - 8:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 4:10 p.m. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country favors the lifting or easing of international sanctions on neighboring Zimbabwe, whose new government has cracked down on protests over a dramatic...
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Edward Cook, widower of the late herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, poses Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in the gardens of the Caprilands herb farm in Coventry, Conn. Simmons, who died in 1997 at age 93, is credited with reintroducing and popularizing the use of herbs in American cooking. Cook, accused of failing to maintain the property, is fighting an eviction order. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
January 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Since the death of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons, her Connecticut farm that once drew visitors by the busload has fallen into disrepair, with green tarps covering parts of the roof on the 18th century house and the perennial gardens overgrown. Her estate faults her...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to ban short-term rentals of non-owner-occupied houses in New Orleans (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Airbnb says a proposal in New Orleans to ban short-term rentals of whole homes that are not owner-occupied would "devastate" some city residents who depend...
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President Donald Trump, second from right, and first lady Melania Trump, right, are greeted by former President George Bush and former first lady Laura Bush outside the Blair House across the street from the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former first lady Laura Bush said her tour of the White House Christmas decorations Tuesday made for a "sweet visit" during a somber week. Mrs. Bush also visited with friends who take care of the White House residence, where she and President George W. Bush lived during his two...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 file photo shows Italian designer Roberto Cavalli speaking to reporters, prior to the start of his Just Cavalli women's fall-winter 2015-16 collection, as part of the Milan Fashion Week, Milan, Italy. The Roberto Cavalli fashion house is looking for future growth in the home decor and furniture sector, with a new project furnishing a luxury residential building in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
November 28, 2018 - 11:13 am
MILAN (AP) — The Roberto Cavalli fashion house is looking for future growth in the home decor and furniture sector, with a new project furnishing a luxury residential building in Bahrain. CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris said Wednesday that revenues from home furnishings sales have increased to 8 percent...
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