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Microsoft is set to show off new products at its annual Surface event, including a refreshed Surface Pro, a foldable device and a smart speaker.
Microsoft via CNN
CNN
October 02, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Several years after Microsoft began retreating from the smartphone market, the company now appears to be trying to break back in. Microsoft teased a new phone at its annual Surface press event on Wednesday.
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Harland and Wolff, the Northern Ireland shipyard that built the Titanic, has been rescued from bankruptcy.
Liam McBurney/PA Images/Getty
CNN
October 01, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Harland and Wolff, the Northern Ireland shipyard that built the Titanic, has been rescued from bankruptcy. A UK energy company, InfraStrata, said Tuesday that it had agreed to buy the 158-year old Belfast shipyard and its assets for £6 million ($7.3 million).
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The Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors, on the Detroit River in downtown Detroit.
Mary Schroeder, Special to the Free Press
AP News
October 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
A parts shortage caused by a strike by the United Auto Workers union has forced General Motors to shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico.
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Kyle Easley and Bryheim Murray run BK Partners
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2019 - 8:19 am
House flipping is big business in Philadelphia. But a pair of home grown real estate investors identified in a recent newspaper article as the latest example of the practice of "exploiting the poor and poorly informed" are defending themselves.
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Women select clothing at an American fast fashion retailer Forever 21 which is offering clearance discounts at a shopping mall after it pulled out from China's market, in Beijing.
Andy Wong/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 30, 2019 - 6:45 am
Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a one-time hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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Employees at the marijuana retailer Bridge City Collective in Portland, Ore., can be seen setting up the store for the day behind a row of marijuana products for sale there.
Gillian Flaccus/AP Photo
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 11:01 am
Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes.
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A sign outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh is shown.
Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 10:34 am
By Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer McDonald's is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. In a very limited test in Canada, McDonald's said Thursday that it's introducing the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger. It will be available for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in...
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Shoppers are shown leaving a Sam's Club in Pittsburgh.
Gene J. Puskar/AP, file
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 8:39 am
Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on everyday care its customers might delay or skip because of the cost.
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On Wednesday, at a press event at its Seattle headquarters, the company is expected to announce new products and services that will help it maintain its position as the market leader.
Grant Hindsley/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
CNN
September 25, 2019 - 2:55 pm
At a major media event on Wednesday, Amazon introduced a wide range of new products and services in its continuing effort to expand into every corner of the home and, now, on to every part of our body too.
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SpotMini Boston Dynamics Marc Raibert's dog-like robot enters the elevator during Genius Gala 6.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 5, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Liberty Science Center
CNN
September 25, 2019 - 8:55 am
Remember that robot dog that went viral a few years ago? The one that can run uphill, climb stairs, and looks like the killer robot dogs in the TV show "Black Mirror"? It's now available for select customers.
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