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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....

Asian markets mostly higher as Jackson Hole in focus
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Thursday as investors brushed off worries about the U.S. political uncertainty while waiting for the upcoming speeches by the world's top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming....

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....

Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid....

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....

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