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Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store’s sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will be able to fetch their orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores across the United States. It will expand to 1,500 Rite Aid ...

Jony Ive, the designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man behind the iconic designs of the iPhone, iMac and iPad is leaving Apple. The company said Thursday that Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving after more than two decades at Apple to start his own design firm. But he’s not completely severing ties. Apple ...

Gas prices could rise after refinery closes

(AP) – The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said in ...

FAA removes 3 managers that monitors Southwest

DALLAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reassigning three managers in a regional office that oversees regulation of Southwest Airlines, which has been the subject of several safety investigations, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke on condition ...

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

DALLAS (AP) — FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon. The delivery company reported a ...

U.S. blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival access to critical U.S. technology. The move Friday by the U.S. ...

Explosions, fire rock U.S. oil refinery; gas prices could rise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe. The fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions ...

Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, including funneling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil who was known as a “sorceress” for her uncanny ability to make construction permit problems ...

Carnival lowers profit outlook and cites ban on Cuba cruises

MIAMI (AP) — Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration’s decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba. Carnival earned $451 ...

Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline’s capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day to as much as 1.1 million barrels. ETP ...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop ...

San Francisco moves closer to nation’s 1st e-cigarette ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. They also endorsed ...

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers’ efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South. The vote of hourly workers ...

Turkey slams southern EU nations on drilling bid off Cyprus

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Saturday criticized southern European Union nations for urging the EU to consider action against Turkey over its bid to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that a declaration ...

Ivanka Trump took in nearly $4M from DC hotel last year

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump took in nearly $4 million in revenue last year from her stake in President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel, up slightly from a year earlier, according to her financial disclosure released Friday. The report also shows that a trust that holds her fashion line of ...

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week’s Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the ...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It’s the latest flap over ...

Deal on NYC tenant protections will be signed, governor says

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he will sign a deal negotiated by legislative leaders that would strengthen rent stabilization rules covering more than a million tenants in and around New York City. The proposal, which lawmakers plan to pass Friday, would ...

NBA, MLB using data to chase better deals with sportsbooks

BALTIMORE (AP) — For NBA and MLB executives, a cut of sports betting revenue is pretty much a no-brainer. The wagers wouldn’t even exist, they argue, without their teams playing the games, so they should be paid and sportsbooks should be required to use their data to determine the outcomes ...

Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to ...