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FILE - This May 2, 2016, file photo, shows the Adonia cruise ship arriving in Havana, Cuba, from Miami. Cruise ship operator Carnival is citing the U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba among factors that will cause its full-year earnings to fall short of expectations. The Miami company's second quarter profit fell 20%, although the results were better than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 20, 2019 - 2:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration's decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba. Carnival earned $451 million in...
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Slack co-founders Cal Henderson, left, and Stewart Butterfield pose for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange before their company's IPO, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Slack's IPO (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Slack's newly public shares aren't slacking off. The work messaging service's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose slightly to close at $38.62. That's 49% above the $26 reference price set by the...
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June 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment through a Brazilian subsidiary of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make permit problems...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday afternoon, placing the S&P 500 on track to close at an all-time high. The benchmark index was slightly above the record close it reached April 30. The rally came as investors balanced optimism over the possibility that the Federal Reserve...
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June 20, 2019 - 11:30 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in California. A regulatory filing Wednesday by Clearway Energy says the blaze caused up to $9 million worth...
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This June 14, 2019, photo shows people cooling off in Wasilla Lake in Wasilla, Alaska. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has called lawmakers into special session in Wasilla beginning July 8, but some lawmakers have expressed concerns over security and logistics with the location more than 500 miles from the state capital of Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
June 20, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the Legislature's next special session to be held in Wasilla, some agreed with him that a change of venue would be good for lawmakers struggling to finish their work after a drawn-out five months at the state capital. Others called it...
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British Conservative party leadership and prime minister contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Thursday June 20, 2019. The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 20, 2019 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will compete to become Britain's next prime minister in a runoff vote by members of the governing Conservative Party. Johnson, a former U.K. foreign secretary, and Hunt, who...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures answers a question after his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Putin hosts call-in shows every year, which typically provide a platform for ordinary Russians to appeal to the president on issues ranging from foreign policy to housing and utilities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 20, 2019 - 8:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that Russian private military contractors have been active in Syria, adding that they don't represent the Russian state. Asked why the government doesn't...
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FILE- In this May 19, 2019, file photo a line of unsold 2019 sedans sits at a Hyundai dealership in Littleton, Colo. More Americans are falling behind on their car payments. If you’re one of them, you have options. Here’s how to get back on track: Know your budget, see how you can rework your car payment, then call your lender. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 20, 2019 - 7:46 am
Your monthly car payment is not only a ticket to freedom, letting you enjoy summer road trips, but also a lifeline that gets the kids to school and you to work. But if it consumes too much of your budget, your ticket to ride could turn into a ticket to financial trouble. More than 7 million...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, European Council President Donald Tusk, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, June 20, 2019. European Union leaders meet for a two-day summit to begin the process of finalizing candidates for the bloc's top jobs. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 7:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU summit on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs (all times local): 4:05 p.m. European Council president Donald Tusk says he is "more cautious than optimistic" ahead of the latest gathering of European leaders in Brussels. The bloc's leaders are holding a two-...
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