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This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said in a Wednesday interview with The Associated Press that August 24 is the new planned opening date for its $960 million downtown resort complex. The company had previously envisioned opening it sometime in September. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...
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Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2018 - 10:29 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents living near a Waffle House where a gunman fatally shot four people have been filing into the restaurant to grab a meal and show their support for employees determined to carry on after the attack. Workers who had expressed a desire to get the restaurant...
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April 26, 2018 - 7:33 am
MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reported a 60 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2018. The company said Thursday that its profit of 1.02 billion euros ($1.24 billion) was up from 641 million euros in the same quarter a year earlier, though net revenue edged down...
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A family poses for a photo with characters from the Toy Story movies during the grand opening of Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland in Shanghai, China, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Walt Disney Co. stressed its deep China connections as it opened an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort on Thursday amid escalating tensions over trade and technology between Beijing and Washington. (AP Photo)
April 26, 2018 - 6:08 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. used the expansion of its $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai on Thursday to highlight its deep China connections despite worsening trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. Beneath the surface, Shanghai's Disneyland is not purely American and has been a boon...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017 file photo Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower of the company in Wolfsburg, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen will present the figures of the first quarter 2018 on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
April 26, 2018 - 5:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Profits have slipped at automaker Volkswagen in the first quarter due to a change in accounting rules, but sales increased and the company recorded no significant additional losses from its diesel emissions scandal. Net profit fell 2 percent to 3.3 billion euros ($4...
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April 26, 2018 - 5:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it will acquire Austrian-based automotive light maker ZKW in the company's biggest acquisition as its seeks a bigger share in the automotive components market. The South Korean company said it plans to buy a 70 percent stake in ZKW Holding...
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April 26, 2018 - 4:33 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s Australian subsidiary has been fined 10 million Australian dollars ($7.6 million) by an Australian court for mishandling customer complaints about faulty automatic transmissions in thousands of cars. The fine in the Federal Court on Thursday equals the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, an employee of Hyundai Motor Co. waits for customers at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Hyundai Motor said Thursday, April 26, 2018 its first-quarter profit has plunged to the lowest level in more than eight years as sales dwindled in the United States and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
April 26, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor said Thursday that its first-quarter profit plunged to its lowest level in more than eight years as sales dwindled in the United States and China. South Korea's largest automaker said its January-March earnings sank a larger-than-expected 48 percent to 731.6...
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FILE- This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows a wheel on a Ford Expedition 4x4 on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Ford Motor Co. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:44 am
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will shed most of its North American car lineup as part of broad plan to save money and make the company more competitive in a fast-changing marketplace. The changes include getting rid of all cars in the region during the next four years...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 26, 2018 - 1:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Richards has worked as a substitute teacher and in a brewery, just trying to make ends meet while he chased a major league career. He outworked three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night, and it seems his days of offseason odd jobs to help pay rent...
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