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FILE -This May 6, 2009 file photo shows the dining area at the Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Hotel in Atlanta. The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of the hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, N.C., whose son Charlie died April 14. (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 8:49 pm
The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit Wednesday for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose son Charlie died April 14...
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Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. U.S. stocks are dipping Friday morning, a day after the market made its biggest gain in two months. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 17, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, jumped 12 percent in their stock market debut Friday. But the company sold fewer shares and at a lower price than it previously expected, a sign of weak demand for its initial public offering, The San Francisco-based company...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Many British businesses are becoming cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union. But there's one industry enjoying a "Brexit bounce" — the tourism sector. The sharp fall in the pound since last year's Brexit vote — it's down...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, customers walk out of a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports earnings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart's results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation's...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 16, 2017 - 7:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks rose Thursday, but analysts said it was too early to say markets had stabilized after a week of turbulent trading. Apart from persisting worries over prospects for a U.S. tax overhaul and doubts over the pace of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, market-...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 15, 2017 - 10:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. But analysts said it was too early to say risk sentiment was back after a day of heavy losses in Asia. Other than on-going worries...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Jiahao Luo, left, and Jiahao Wang, from China, configure one of the four new Apple iPhone X's they purchased at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased 0.2 percent in October, after a healthy 1.9 percent gain in the previous month. September's gain was the largest in 2 ½ years and was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, an American flag flies over a Home Depot store location in Bellingham, Mass. The Home Depot Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter thanks in part to repairs necessitated by Harvey and Irma, a pair of hurricanes that caused tremendous damage in the South. The Atlanta home improvement retailer was one of the inadvertent winners in the aftermath of the...
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An electronic stock board shows the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Asian shares sank Friday, following declines on Wall Street after a proposed delay to U.S. tax cut plan dented investor sentiment.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So that's what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn't happened in a month, as Amazon put a scare into yet another industry: medical device and health care equipment companies. Those companies slumped after an analyst for Citi...
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