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  • Business

    To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

    DETROIT (AP) The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar...

    By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer|

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    Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was...

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  • Business

    Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

    NEW YORK (AP) Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.Messenger...

    By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer|

  • Business

    Stars of the Olympics are changing the sponsorship game

    NEW YORK (AP) A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.Even more so than in Rio...

    By Mae Anderson, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old...

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  • Entertainment

    California law that blocked posting actors' ages struck down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional.U.S. District Court...

    By Brian Melley, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Centene-bought pharmacy won't give Missouri execution drugs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) A Missouri health care company on Tuesday said a pharmacy it recently bought won't provide execution drugs to the state, a pledge that came after media reports that the suburban St. Louis business had been the state's secret...

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  • Business

    Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

    NEW YORK (AP) Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations.Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air.Rival...

    By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer|

  • Business

    Judge declares mistrial in Philadelphia mob boss fraud case

    NEW YORK (AP) A judge has declared a mistrial at the New York City racketeering trial of a notorious Philadelphia mob boss.The mistrial on Tuesday came after jurors told U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan that they were hopelessly deadlocked...

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  • Business

    Computing firm opens Mississippi factory, plans to hire 600

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) A company that sells computer equipment, software and services is opening a north Mississippi factory, investing $20 million and hiring 600 people over five years.Synnex Corp. of Fremont, California, said Tuesday that...

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