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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, a man removes the word Trump, off a marquee outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, Panama. A New York judge has given the owners of a Trump-branded hotel in Panama a victory over the family-owned company of President Donald Trump. Manhattan federal Judge Edgardo Ramos blocked lawyers for Trump International Hotels Management LLC March 22, from proceeding with racketeering claims against the owners in arbitration. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of a formerly Trump-branded hotel in Panama scored a victory over the U.S. president's companies Thursday when a New York judge blocked a Trump firm from pursuing arbitration claims aimed at restoring their control over the luxury hotel. Separately, Panamanian court...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 1992, file photo, President George H. Bush, left, listens to Toys R Us Chairman Charles Lazarus, right, as he visits the toy chain's second store to open in Japan. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toy R Us, has died at age 94. Toy R Us confirmed Lazarus’ death in a statement Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo, File)
March 22, 2018 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business. Toys R Us confirmed Lazarus' death in a statement. "There...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2011 file photo shows MGA chief executive Isaac Larian, left, leaves federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., after a victory over Mattel Inc. The CEO of the maker of the pouty Bratz dolls is launching a campaign to salvage some of Toys R Us' U.S. business being liquidated in bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter, File)
March 22, 2018 - 4:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million in financing and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in order to bid for up to 400 of the Toys R Us stores being liquidated in bankruptcy. The unsolicited bid still...
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In this Nov. 12, 2017 photos, the "To Trains" sign in the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station directs passengers to loading platforms. (AP Photo/Paul Davenport)
March 22, 2018 - 1:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The travel and tourism sector is set for a modest slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices and airfares, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a leading global industry body. In its annual Economic Impact Report, the World Travel and Tourism...
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The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW 7 car prior to the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 21, 2018 - 9:00 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another, the company said Wednesday. Chief Financial Officer...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, right, celebrates winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary with lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 21, 2018 - 1:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who've already sunk more than $120 million of their own money into the contest, putting it on pace to become the costliest such campaign in U.S. history. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a wealthy...
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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2015 file photo shows signage for travel booking site Orbitz outside the building that houses its headquarters, in Chicago. Orbitz says a legacy travel booking platform may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017. The company said Tuesday, March 20, 2018, about 880,000 payment cards were impacted. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Orbitz says one of its older websites may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people who made purchases online between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017. The current website was not involved in the incident. Orbitz is now owned by Expedia Inc...
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March 19, 2018 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The accessories chain said Monday that its stores will remain open as it restructures its debt. It's just the latest retailer to seek bankruptcy protection, close...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper walks past others in a line waiting to get inside an Amazon Go store in Seattle. A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader’s much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 19, 2018 - 8:58 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader's much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store. "What we didn't necessarily expect was how many people would stop at the end on their first trip or...
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A fire engulfs the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. The fire hit the hotel, where more than 300 guests were evacuated, some by helicopter, an official said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 18, 2018 - 9:17 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fire engulfed a hotel and casino in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing at least three employees, trapping two others and forcing the evacuation of more than 300 guests, some by helicopter, officials said. Police said it was unclear if the fire at the Manila...
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