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Gov: Amazon 'largest jobs commitment' in Tennessee history

Nov. 13, 2018 12:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday said an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be "the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee's history." Amazon will invest $230 million-plus to locate its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville...

Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

Nov. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs....

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

Nov. 12, 2018 7:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai...

Domino's reaches out to Papa Gino's workers who lost jobs

Nov. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Workers in the Providence, Rhode Island area who lost their jobs when Papa Gino's closed dozens of pizza parlors may not be out of work long. Domino's is hiring. Nearly 20 Domino's stores in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have announced they are looking for about 200...

Netflix series features Minnesota veteran

Nov. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EST

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Eighty-eight-year old Lyle Conaway pauses — halted with emotion as he talks during the trailer for a new Netflix eight-part anthology series of his courageous buddy, Cpl. Joseph Vittori. "He was a good guy. He was the bravest man I've." As the trailer clip continues, Conaway...

With Uber Eats' fast growth comes potential for profit

Nov. 11, 2018 7:11 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In three years, the Uber Eats restaurant food delivery service has grown from an experiment to serving much of the U.S. and major cities worldwide. By year's end, the ride-hailing company says it will cover 70 percent of the U.S. population and be in 243 metro areas, mainly by...

Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

Nov. 8, 2018 10:48 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated...

AP source: Owners plan vote next week on new Manfred term

Nov. 8, 2018 7:48 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta, a person familiar with the agenda told The...

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Nov. 8, 2018 5:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according...

Disney results jump on strong movie slate

Nov. 8, 2018 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walt Disney Co.'s earnings for the latest quarter sailed passed expectations, boosted by a strong slate of movies such as "Incredibles 2" as the company moves toward closing its $71.3 billion deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. Disney and other media companies are facing a...