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How Chinese retailers can offer Americans steep bargains on clothes and why that could change

Mar. 04, 2024 10:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a substitute teacher in her mid-20s, Lindsey Puls was delighted to discover the fashion world of Shein more than 10 years ago, lured in by its super-low prices — with tops selling for a few dollars, dresses under $10, and free shipping on orders over $29. ...

Two fragile DC neighborhoods hang in the balance as the Wizards and Capitals consider leaving town

Mar. 04, 2024 00:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already struggling to keep his Chinatown bar afloat, Yousef Tellawi felt a sense of impending doom when he learned that the owner of Washington's Capitals and Wizards wanted to move the teams out of the neighborhood and into northern Virginia. The departure of the...

Boeing confirms it's in talks to buy Spirit AeroSystems, its key supplier on the troubled 737 Max

Mar. 01, 2024 18:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing said Friday that it is in preliminary talks to buy Spirit AeroSystems, which builds fuselages for Boeing 737 Max jetliners, including the one that suffered a door-panel blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight in January. Boeing used to own Spirit, and it said that...

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos and tech giants

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure. Sunnyvale, California-based Figure announced the partnership Thursday along with $675 million in venture capital funding...

Some doorbell cameras sold on Amazon and other online sites have major security flaws, report says

Feb. 29, 2024 15:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some doorbell cameras sold by Amazon and other online retailers have security flaws that could allow bad actors to view footage from the devices or control them completely, according to an investigation published Thursday by Consumer Reports. Researchers from the...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 28, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Say no to human bones sold as ‘curiosities’ Minnesota Legislature should pass bill that would prohibit use of “calcified” remains for commercial purposes. At $2,200, a specimen available...

Beyond Meat's shares soar on better-than-expected Q4 revenue despite weak US sales

Feb. 27, 2024 18:58 PM EST

Beyond Meat shares soared Tuesday as investors cheered better-than-expected fourth quarter revenue and a new, healthier burger that could help revive U.S. sales. The plant-based meat maker's stock jumped more than 78% in after-market trading. The El Segundo,...

Macy's to close 150 namesake stores as sales slip, pivot to luxury with new Bloomingdale's locations

Feb. 27, 2024 17:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's will close 150 unproductive namesake stores over the next three years including 50 by year-end, the department store operator said Tuesday after posting a fourth-quarter loss and declining sales. As part of the strategy, Macy's aims to upgrade its remaining...

Microsoft's new deal with France's Mistral AI is under scrutiny from the European Union

Feb. 27, 2024 06:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is looking into Microsoft's partnership with French startup Mistral AI as part of its broader review of the booming generative artificial intelligence sector to see if it raises any competition concerns. The 27-nation bloc's executive commission...

Family Dollar Stores agrees to pay $41.6M for rodent-infested warehouse in Arkansas

Feb. 26, 2024 19:36 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family Dollar Stores, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., pleaded guilty Monday to holding food, drugs, cosmetics and other items under “insanitary” conditions at a now-closed, rodent-infested distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas, federal prosecutors said. ...