New products and services

February 22, 2018 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration. An Associated Press analysis of the interest groups that visited Trump properties in the first year of his presidency found several instances that at least created the appearance of “pay for play.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 22, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for...
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This undated artist rending provided by Walmart shows part of Walmart's new online home shopping experience that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, is the first glimpse of Walmart’s broader efforts to redesign its site with a focus on fashion and home furnishing. (Walmart via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bohemian or traditional? Walmart is launching a new online home shopping experience in the coming weeks that will let shoppers discover items based on their style. The move, announced Thursday, is the first glimpse of the company's broader campaign to redesign its site with a focus...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a couple of blocks to be picked up at a common location. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 21, 2018 - 9:52 am
DETROIT (AP) — The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk. In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Jaden Smith, left, and his father Will Smith attend the world premiere of "Suicide Squad" in New York. The Smiths have founded an eco-friendly bottled-water company called Just, which is unveiling a new line of flavored waters next month. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 9:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden Smith's environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it that he told his parents. Then he learned in school about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, those...
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A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. The company first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed more than 200 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might reopen. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP
February 19, 2018 - 12:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologized to customers, blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. KFC first apologized for the...
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February 16, 2018 - 10:20 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2015, file photo, a sign encouraging shoppers to use a Sam's Club phone app is displayed at one of the company's stores in Bentonville, Ark. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers. Starting Wednesday, the Walmart-owned warehouse club will give free shipping on online orders for Plus members on 95 percent of the items it sells. Most shipping costs previously were...
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FILE - This is a Thursday March 23, 2017 file photo of Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd speaks during a vigil in Trafalgar Square, London. The British government Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 is unveiling new technology to remove extremist material from social media. It says that the system uses advanced machine learning to analyze the sound and visual components of videos for "subtle signals." That helps it determine whether the content could be Islamic State propaganda. The tool was revealed Tuesday by Home Secretary Amber Rudd and will be presented to tech companies in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/file)
February 13, 2018 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such content from their platforms. The software, developed by ASI Data Science with funding...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish telecoms company TDC Group said Monday it received a sweetened bid from an Australian-Danish consortium for all of its shares. That led it to call off its own $2.5 billion takeover plan of Sweden's Modern Times Group's broadcasting and entertainment operations. The Copenhagen...
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