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In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages pass through a scanner at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore.
Photo/Patrick Semansky, File
July 16, 2018 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. This year's...
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Dreamstime
July 16, 2018 - 12:07 am
By: Victoria Cavaliere (CNN Money) -- Microsoft has helped innovate facial recognition software. Now it's urging the US government to enact regulation to control the use of the technology. In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said new laws are necessary given the technology's "broad...
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Wells Fargo
CNN
July 13, 2018 - 4:36 pm
By Matt Egan (CNN Money) -- Wells Fargo keeps finding new parts of its vast banking empire that overcharged innocent customers. On Friday, Wells Fargo disclosed it's setting aside another $285 million to refund foreign-exchange and wealth-management clients. That's on top of Wells Fargo's infamous...
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This Dec. 21, 2017, file photo shows a slice of cheese pizza at the Papa John's pizza shop in Quincy, Mass.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
July 13, 2018 - 10:28 am
By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which has had founder John Schnatter at the center of its logo and in TV ads, plans to pull his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur. The decision was made by top executives but details of the change are...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
July 12, 2018 - 7:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has awarded some $1.8 million in grants to 23 projects in the region. The grants will go toward a variety of transportation improvement projects in Philadelphia, the suburbs and Camden County. Barry Seymour, executive...
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Kylie Jenner Forbes cover
Forbes
July 12, 2018 - 2:36 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) -- You know it's something when a dictionary feels the need to weigh in. After Forbes magazine touted "America's Women Billionaires" with Kylie Jenner on its cover, the backlash was immediate over the reference to the reality TV star as "self-made." "At 21, she's set to...
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David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
July 11, 2018 - 12:45 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Atlantic City could get its third sports book soon, as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has entered a deal with a British firm to take bets. There's no official word — just a letter from the Division of Gaming Enforcement to attorneys for the Hard Rock and a British-...
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Ray Jenkins, 6, makes a Slurpee at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore.
Erin Kirkland/Baltimore Sun/MCT/Sipa USA
Eric Walter
July 11, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the Philadelphia region approaches the hottest time of the year, 7-Eleven might be able to help residents cool off. Wednesday, July 11 — that is to say, 7/11 — is 7-Eleven Day, and the convenience store chain is giving away free Slurpees from, of course, 11 a.m. to...
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In this July 6, 2018, photo, a truck moves a China Shipping shipping container at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province.
Chinatopix via AP
July 11, 2018 - 10:49 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China's government vowed Wednesday to take "firm and forceful measures" as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the latest salvo in an escalating trade dispute that...
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Crab feast
Jay Lloyd/KYW Newsradio
July 11, 2018 - 7:26 am
By Jay Lloyd CAMBRIDGE, Md. (KYW Newsradio) — So, you love to crack crabs or enjoy a crab cake dinner? It just got pricier. A major change to a visa policy that provided workers for Maryland crab houses has had some unintended but expensive consequences for that backyard summertime crab feast. For...
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