Business

FILE- In this June 6, 2017, file photo, a man checks his phone in an alley in downtown Chicago. A security researcher says a website flaw at a U.S. company could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of nearly any cellphone in the United States. The lapse at LocationSmart, a company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices, is the latest to highlight how little protection consumers have from trafficking in data about their location. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam, File)
May 17, 2018 - 7:55 pm
A website flaw at a California company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said. The company...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. Thursday's action by the Food and Drug Administration clears the monthly shot for sale. Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) is the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three...
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In this Monday, May 14, 2018 photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multi-billion-dollar business expected to emerge from the decision. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 17, 2018 - 6:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in the billion-dollar industry. Casinos, race tracks, daily fantasy sports companies and others are itching to offer...
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Professor Lucy Marsh, left, is hugged by fellow law professor K.K. DuVivier after an announcement that a judge has indicated support for a $2.66-million settlement in a lawsuit against the University of Denver law school on behalf of the two and five other female law professors who were paid less than their male colleagues at a news conference Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Denver. Marsh filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which prompted the agency to review the dispute and file the suit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 17, 2018 - 6:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — After 31 years working at a law school in Denver, Lucy Marsh learned that she remained the lowest-paid professor on staff. She also was among the most experienced, surpassed by only one other person. The disclosure in a department memo set off years of litigation against the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper loads her car after shopping at a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's improving store experience and rebounding online sales helped to power first-quarter results. The world's largest retailer reported Thursday that both revenue and profits beat Wall Street estimates. Sales at stores opened at least a year rose a solid 2.1 percent. It's an...
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May 17, 2018 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to rescind some safety measures proposed after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt on Thursday signed changes to proposed Obama-era safety rules that would affect 12,500 U.S. chemical plants,...
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In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, photo, the JC Penney logo is seen hanging outside the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 17, 2018 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney blamed weak clothing sales on bad spring weather and said it would offer more plus-size fashions to try to boost sales. The company also cut its earnings outlook for the year and its stock tumbled 12 percent Thursday. Penney said the cool weather hurt sales of its kids...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 17, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on the prospect of successful trade talks with China, saying the Asian economic powerhouse has become "very spoiled" because it usually gets its way with the U.S. Trump, in response to questions from reporters during a meeting with...
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FILE- In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, a Nordstrom sign is displayed outside of a mall in Indianapolis. Nordstrom Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 17, 2018 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported better-than-expected profit and total revenue for the first quarter. But sales at its established stores — a key measure of a retailers' health — showed meager gains. Shares in the Seattle-based company fell 7...
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May 17, 2018 - 5:17 pm
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion Boston-area casino. The final price tag was about $68 million, or more than double the $30 million previously estimated by the Las...
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