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Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

Apr. 22, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday at...

Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement

Apr. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that...

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Apr. 20, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the...

Indianapolis Colts owner says he bought Lennon piano

Apr. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An upright piano that John Lennon used to write Beatles' songs has been sold at auction. Just "A Day in the Life" of the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Jim Irsay tweeted Saturday that he's "elated" to now own the instrument Lennon used to compose songs for The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's...

Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

Apr. 18, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time. ShopRite will join the two retailers on the program early next week, said the...

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Apr. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

How to get the most out of online reviews

Apr. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

In the world of online shopping , often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it: reviews. Many online purchases are based on careful consideration of star ratings and product reviews left by complete...

Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment

Apr. 17, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks. And returns are a problem, too, since the items have to make the trip back to a warehouse. Outside of...

FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Apr. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition "America must...

Walmart buys ad tech startup

Apr. 11, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it's buying San Francisco-based ad tech startup Polymorph Labs as it looks to better compete with rival online juggernaut Amazon in targeting shoppers online. The world's largest retailer has been quietly building its own advertising business with a unit called Walmart Media...