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In this March 19, 2015 file photo, bottles of spirits are on display at the Prichard's Distillery in Nashville, Tenn.
Erik Schelzig/AP Photo
March 21, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For American whiskey producers, their tariff-induced hangover became more painful in late 2018 when a downturn in exports accelerated, especially in the European Union — the industry's biggest overseas market, an industry trade group said...
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo
March 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
By Juan A. Lozano and David Warren, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris...
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Photo taken on March 13, 2019 shows the Boeing logo at its headquarters in downtown Chicago
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March 21, 2019 - 6:34 am
By Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN (CNN) -- US Justice Department prosecutors have issued multiple subpoenas as part of an investigation into Boeing's Federal Aviation Administration certification and marketing of 737 Max planes, sources briefed on the matter told CNN. The criminal...
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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo
March 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver, British Colombia, will help test the cups, which use fiber, paper and other materials in place of plastic liners. Seattle-...
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Free Italian ice on first day of spring at Rita's
Mary Chao
Eric Walter
March 20, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's here. Wednesday, March 20, is the first day of spring . Celebrate that 50-degree weather in true Philadelphia style with a free cup of Rita's Italian ice. For omne day only, from noon to 9 p.m., customers can indulge their summertime hopes and dreams at their...
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Cars enter and leave Fox Studios.
Chris Pizzello/AP
March 20, 2019 - 8:52 am
(Associated Press) — Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to...
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cash payment.
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Justin Udo
March 19, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NEW JERSEY, (KYW Newsradio) — As cashless businesses become more popular throughout the country, officials in New Jersey ensure that the trend will not take hold in their state. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty sponsored the bill that bans business from refusing to take cash from customers. "There are...
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Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco.
Haven Daley/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in...
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Instagram app logo
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Ian Bush
March 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Instagram is for sharing pictures and videos — but it also wants to be known as a shopping destination. Social media services want users to spend as much time as possible on their sites and apps. That way, they can learn more about them and make money through targeted...
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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 12:24 pm
By Gregory Karp of NerdWallet From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly. Not that all subscriptions are bad. You might be happy to pay a monthly fee to...
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