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People look at Apple products as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017 file photo, a person buys marijuana at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reports more than 40 dispensaries in the Las Vegas area will offer Black Friday discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 23, 2017 - 3:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Big-box stores won't be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out deals, too. More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and...
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November 23, 2017 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.K. politicians expressed dismay Thursday after the European Union booted Britain out of the contest to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit. Britain was due to hold the title in 2023, and five British cities and regions were competing to be chosen. But the European...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during a regional banking conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Hariri told the conference that the country's stability is his primary concern. The remarks, a day after Hariri suspended his resignation, sought to assure the Hariri's government would keep up the effort to have Lebanon remain a top Mideast destination for finance. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 23, 2017 - 12:07 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured regional bankers on Thursday that Lebanon's stability was his top concern, one day after walking back his shock resignation that threw his country into turmoil. Hariri, speaking at the Arab Banking Conference in Beirut, said his government...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the Fondation Chirac Prize ceremony at Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The Fondation Chirac Prize is awarded to one or more private individuals and aims to improve awareness and support those who are discreetly working , often risking their lives, to break the cycles of conflict in the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, pool)
November 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
PARIS (AP) — Banking giant Citigroup, fast food KFC and elevator-maker Otis are planning to expand activities in France thanks in part to what they call the "Macron effect" — a surge in investor optimism driven by the French president's pro-business promises. But will they move their European...
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November 23, 2017 - 11:07 am
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about their inability to find enough digital talent that they're training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers while they train for jobs demanding...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, prior to a meeting, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 23, 2017 - 10:16 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland's prime minister took a first, key step Thursday toward mending differences that are weighing on the whole European Union. After talks in Paris, the two leaders remained at odds over their main dispute — workers from Eastern Europe posted by...
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November 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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Employees of the Competence Call Center (CCC) work for the Facebook Community Operations Team in Essen, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. About 500 people control and delete facebook content if it does not apply the facebook standards in the new center in Essen. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 23, 2017 - 9:41 am
ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. The company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office in the western city of...
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November 23, 2017 - 9:31 am
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about not find enough digital talent that they're training their own. IBM, Amazon and Microsoft all now have apprenticeship programs that pay workers learning on-the-job while they build IT skills...
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