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Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 16, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as a national addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data reported Tuesday by...

California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...

Feds: Microsoft worker stole millions in digital currency

Jul. 16, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency. The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle says 25-year-old Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Kvashuk helped test Microsoft's online retail sales platform. He's accused of...

Barneys New York evaluating restructuring options

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York may soon join the ever lengthening list of retail stores seeking protection in bankruptcy. The luxury clothing company, faced with high rents and a shifting consumer landscape, is evaluating options that may include a bankruptcy filing. That's according to a source close to...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Domino's 2Q sales fall short as rival delivery services bite

Jul. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's Pizza said aggressive discounting by third-party delivery services like DoorDash is hurting its U.S. sales — and shows no sign of letting up. U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3% in the second quarter. That was below analysts' forecast of 4.5%, according...

Retail rivals crash Amazon's Prime Day party

Jul. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a billion...

US retail sales rise 0.4% in June in sign of consumer health

Jul. 16, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, providing crucial support to the economy at a time when other drivers of growth have faded. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that retail sales rose 0.4% in June, the fourth straight increase. Sales at online retailers, grocery stores,...

US retail sales rise a solid 0.4%, suggesting healthy consumer spending will boost economy

Jul. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rise a solid 0.4%, suggesting healthy consumer spending will boost economy.