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Hillary Clinton waves to the audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, for book tour event for her new book "What Happened" hosted by the Politics and Prose Bookstore. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 20, 2017 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton's book, about her stunning presidential election loss in 2016 to Donald Trump, sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg says Facebook is tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out. The company is also tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users, hoping to...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, students and other immigration-rights supporters gather outside tents by the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. Washington state on Wednesday, Sept. 20, sued the operator of the detention center over claims it did not pay detainees the state's minimum wage for work performed over a decade. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage. State...
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This April 25, 2016, photo shows El Paso Times executive editor Robert Moore in El Paso, Texas. Moore plans to step aside Oct. 6, 2017, in an effort to preserve reporting positions at the paper. (Ruben Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 5:15 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The executive editor of the El Paso Times is leaving the newspaper after being directed by its parent company to cut newsroom staff. Robert Moore plans to step aside Oct. 6 in an effort to preserve reporting positions at the paper, the Times reported . "For most of the past 31...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes declined slightly in early trading Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Technology and financial companies were down the most. Several packaged food companies also declined. Restaurant chains and specialty retailers were among the biggest gainers. Oil prices were headed higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 20, 2017 - 1:40 pm
U.S. stock indexes were drifting between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Industrial companies, including airlines, led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Technology...
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September 20, 2017 - 3:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Thyssenkrupp says it has reached a preliminary deal with Tata Steel of India to merge the two companies' European steel operations in a joint venture. Thyssenkrupp said the firms signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday to form the 50-50 joint venture. Negotiations...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:11 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lee Vinsel, Virginia Tech and Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University (THE CONVERSATION) Fully automated cars are still many years away. Amid the governmentactivity and...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, photo, FedEx trucks are parked in New York. FedEx Corp. reports earnings, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 19, 2017 - 7:44 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 17 percent, hurt by a June cyberattack at its TNT Express business that caused shipping delays in Europe. It also cut its profit outlook for the year and its shares fell in after-hours trading. The package delivery company...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:25 pm
Wall Street capped a day of mostly listless trading Tuesday with a slight gain, good enough to lift the major U.S. stock indexes to another set of all-time highs. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology companies also helped lift the market. Health care stocks...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The tournament that Tiger Woods launched 10 years ago remained on next season's PGA Tour schedule. Still to be determined is where — and if — it is held. Quicken Loans has not renewed as title sponsor, and the PGA Tour felt it had no choice but to opt out of its contract to play at...
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