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A man takes a photograph of parked taxis blocking the main Castellana avenue in Madrid, Monday, July 30, 2018. Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain's government are meeting to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 30, 2018 - 8:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Striking taxi drivers brought traffic in parts of major Spanish cities to a standstill Monday by stopping their vehicles in major thoroughfares to protest ride-hailing services. Hundreds of stationary white taxis blocked the Paseo de la Castellana, one of Madrid's longest and broadest...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. On Monday, July 23, 2018, track operator Jeff Gural told The Associated Press the Meadowlands took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of operation. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 30, 2018 - 4:44 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally's casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at...
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A taxi driver walks between parked taxis during a taxi strike at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Taxis in Barcelona have begun a 48-hour strike to protest against the growing number of cars operating under ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Cabify. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 28, 2018 - 5:24 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify. Hundreds of taxi drivers parked their back-and-yellow cabs in the middle of Barcelona's Gran Via on Saturday,...
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July 26, 2018 - 10:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Eminem has found himself in an unlikely battle: one over retail, not rap. The Detroit Free Press reports that fashion designer Clement Brown of the Three Thirteen shop is trying to block Eminem's trademark request for his apparel line, E13. Brown has held a trademark for his Three...
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FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows a sign outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) on Thursday, July 26, reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 billion. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 26, 2018 - 5:36 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says a key sales figure rose in the second quarter as it works to win back customers through menu and store changes. The world's biggest burger chain says sales rose 4 percent globally at stores open at least 13 months. That included a 2.6 percent increase in the U...
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July 26, 2018 - 5:29 am
United Natural Foods is buying Supervalu for $1.26 billion, creating a grocery food wholesaler with a diverse customer base. United Natural Foods of Providence, Rhode Island, said Thursday it's paying $32.50 per share in cash, or a premium of 67 percent, for each share of Supervalu Inc. Including...
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July 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is planning a major expansion of one of its golf resorts in Britain that would include the construction and sale of 500 homes fetching as much as several million dollars each, raising possible conflict-of-interest issues as his administration faces...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is touting support from a key federal agency in its bid to protect its reservation lands. The Cape Cod tribe on Tuesday highlighted written testimony submitted to Congress by Bureau of Indian Affairs Acting Director Darryl LaCounte stating the...
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