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Kroger, Okta rise; Dollar General, Apple fall

Dec. 02, 2021 16:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Synopsys Inc., up $14.92 to $349.67. The maker of software used to test and develop chips gave investors an encouraging profit forecast. ...

Vonage, Lee Enterprises rise; Activision, Target fall

Nov. 22, 2021 16:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Activision Blizzard Inc., down 18 cents to $62.20. CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly told staff that he would consider leaving the videogame maker if he couldn't fix...

Rising prices threaten profit margins at food companies

Nov. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EST

Albertsons, Mondelez and Kroger are among a wide range of companies whose profits could be squeezed from rising food prices if inflation keeps running hot. So far grocery stores, restaurants and food producers have passed along much of inflation's impact to consumers, who...

CVS Health, T-Mobile rise; Zillow, Activision fall

Nov. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: CVS Health Corp., up $5.19 to $96.34. The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager raised its profit forecast for the year after a strong third quarter. ...

Autonomous vehicle maker Nuro secures $600M for expansion

Nov. 02, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

SILIVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Electric vehicle maker Nuro said Tuesday it had secured $600 million in funding from Google, Kroger and others to continue the development of its autonomous delivery vehicle service. The Silicon Valley robotics company has already made...

Loop hopes to go mainstream with reusable packaging

Sep. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

Reusable packaging __ from stainless steel ice cream containers to glass jars of soap __ is about to become more common at groceries and restaurants worldwide. Loop, a two-year-old company that collects and sanitizes reusable containers, said Wednesday it’s expanding...

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Sep. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already...

Amazon eyes 125K more hires, $18+ per hour average salary

Sep. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Amazon wants to hire 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers and said Tuesday that it is paying new hires an average of $18 an hour in a tight job market as more people shop online. Competition for hourly workers has become fierce, and many companies are offering higher...

Kroger, Instacart team on new 30-minute delivery service

Sep. 14, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

Kroger is teaming up with Instacart on a new delivery service that can get grocery items to customers in as little as 30 minutes. The announcement comes at a time when many people are having groceries delivered for convenience and want their items to arrive quickly. ...

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

Sep. 09, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out...