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FILE - This Wednesday, June 3, 2015, file photo shows an Ikea store in Miami. On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, Ikea said that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Ikea says it offered TaskRabbit services in its stores in London in 2016 and plans to roll out the service in U.S. stores and more U.K. locations. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself. The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Much of Ikea'...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, rhinos graze in the bush on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Lawyers for a rhino breeder in South Africa say bidding will start Wednesday in an online auction of 264 rhino horns after a court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed. Conservation groups believe it will lead to a surge in rhino poaching that has occurred at record levels in the past decade. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino breeder in South Africa has opened an online auction of 264 rhino horns that has raised alarm among leading conservation groups that fear a legal domestic trade could encourage more poaching. The auction website indicates that bidding began Wednesday and will end on...
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FILE- In this combo of file photos shows, a Google sign at a store on Aug. 7, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla., bottom, and a Walmart sign on June 1, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Wednesday, Aug. 23, that it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
August 23, 2017 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, rhinos graze in the bush on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Lawyers for a rhino breeder in South Africa say bidding will start Wednesday in an online auction of 264 rhino horns after a court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed. Conservation groups believe it will lead to a surge in rhino poaching that has occurred at record levels in the past decade. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
August 22, 2017 - 11:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed, according to lawyers for a rhino breeder who is conducting the legal sale. A law firm representing breeder John Hume...
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August 22, 2017 - 10:22 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed, according to lawyers for a rhino breeder who is conducting the legal sale. A law firm representing breeder John Hume...
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Photo released by police of a man identified as identified as Lukasz Pawel Herba, a Polish citizen with British residency, who has been arrested in the alleged kidnapping of a young British model who thought she was coming to Milan for a photo shoot, but instead was drugged, hustled away in a suitcase and handcuffed in a house in northern Italy before being released, Milan police said Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (Italian Police Photo via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 10:37 am
LONDON (AP) — A British model who says she was lured to Milan and kidnapped by a man who threatened to auction her online is back in Britain and speaking to police. Agent Phil Green says Chloe Ayling is undergoing "debriefing" with government officials and the police. Green asked the media Monday...
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July 20, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the auction of a bag containing traces of moon dust (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A bag containing traces of moon dust has sold at auction for $1.8 million. The sale at Sotheby's on Thursday was surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. The collection bag...
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July 06, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — QVC and Home Shopping Network, long known as bases for home shopping on TV, are combining further as they look at aggressive growth by Amazon and consumer buying shifting even more online. Liberty Interactive Corp., which owns QVC and already has 38 percent of HSN, will buy the rest...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — QVC and Home Shopping Network, two of the most well-known home-shopping hubs, are combining further as they look at aggressive growth by Amazon and consumer shopping habits shifting to internet-based retail. Liberty Interactive Corp., which owns QVC and already owns 38 percent of...
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June 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story June 27 about European regulators' $2.7 billion fine against Google, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from a press representative, misspelled the name of an antitrust expert at Georgetown. He is Larry Downes, not Downs. A corrected version of the...
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