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Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone....

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just a week into talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump is already threatening to abandon the 23-year-old pact with Canada and Mexico....

US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year's....

Regulators, Whole Foods shareholders approve Amazon deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods shareholders and federal regulators approved Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of the organic grocer, a deal that could bring big changes to the supermarket industry and how people order groceries online....

Court upholds insider trading conviction of money manager
NEW YORK (AP) -- The conviction of an Ivy League-educated ex-portfolio manager accused of engineering the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time while working for billionaire Steven A. Cohen was upheld Wednesday by a divided federal appeals court....

How to tell if the price is right on your next prescription
Filling a prescription is no longer the simple errand you run after a doctor visit....

Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear
President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel - but one that remains ambiguous in its definition....

SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year....

Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes
LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) -- From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer....

Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking - and lower battery capacity....

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