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Baltimore mayor urged to resign after federal raids

Apr. 25, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Supporters of Baltimore's embattled mayor have grown largely quiet as a chorus of resignation calls has swelled following raids of her government offices and city homes by teams of federal investigators carting out boxes of evidence. The strongest voice calling for Mayor Catherine Pugh's...

Searches by FBI, IRS add to Baltimore mayor's mounting woes

Apr. 25, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise kickbacks. The multiple early-morning searches pushed the...

Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs Boeing

Apr. 25, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights. But they are still standing by the embattled aircraft maker and deny interest in buying planes from its rival,...

How the major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr. 25, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower Thursday, dragged down by losses in several industrial companies. 3M, which makes Post-it notes and other products, plunged after announcing weak results and a restructuring program. The loss for 3M pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average into the red. The S&P 500...

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Apr. 25, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game. The simulation unveiled Wednesday uses a 3-D...

US stocks end mostly lower, weighed down by industrials

Apr. 25, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

U.S. stock indexes finished mostly lower Thursday as disappointing earnings reports from several industrial sector companies weighed on the market, offsetting strong results from Facebook, Microsoft and others. 3M, which makes Post-it notes and many other products, plunged 12.9% in heavy trading after announcing...

Markets Right Now: 3M leads declines in industrial stocks

Apr. 25, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower on Wall Street, dragged down by losses in several industrial companies. 3M, which makes Post-it notes and many other products, plunged 12.9% in heavy trading after...

CVS moves into dental care with teeth-straightening service

Apr. 25, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer a relatively new teeth-straightening service. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person visit with a...

Comcast sheds cable customers but adds internet subscribers

Apr. 25, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast kept shedding cable customers and adding home internet customers in its most recent quarter. Traditional TV providers are losing customers at an increasing rate while streaming companies pop up seemingly every few weeks . To deal with that industry shift online from cable,...

Walmart experiments with AI to monitor stores in real time

Apr. 25, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Who's minding the store? In the not-too-distant future it could be cameras and sensors that can tell almost instantly when bruised bananas need to be swapped for fresh ones and more cash registers need to open before lines get too long. Walmart, which faces fierce competition from...