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This March 23, 2016, file photo, shows a sign at a Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Va.
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April 29, 2019 - 12:15 pm
By Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Business Writer Marriott is pushing more heavily into home-sharing, confident that its combination of luxury properties and loyalty points can lure travelers away from rivals like Airbnb. The world's biggest hotel company will soon start taking reservations through its website...
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February 15, 2019 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday...
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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file aerial photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.
Charles Dharapak/ AP Photo, File
February 12, 2019 - 9:50 pm
(AP) — The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI...
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The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen.
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February 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen. The troubled toy company found another life last month as Tru Kids Brands, roughly half a year after Toys "R" Us closed the last of its...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington.
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January 03, 2019 - 6:53 am
UPDATED: 10:34 a.m. By Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown entered a 13th day Thursday with House Democrats prepared to pass their plan to reopen government and President Donald Trump accusing them of playing politics with an eye on...
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August 19, 2018 - 11:56 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.3...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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August 10, 2018 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington learned in court that the two plaintiffs in a...
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In this June 20, 2018, file photo, sisters from Guatemala seeking asylum, cross a bridge to a port of entry in to the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, in Brownsville, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
July 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
By Will Weissert and Emily Schmall, Associated Press LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old...
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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.
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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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In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
June 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S. adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear...
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