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Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Blue Lights Drug Use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms...


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European spirits maker to open first US distillery in 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A European company plans to open a new distillery in New York City’s northern suburbs, adding to the growing number of craft distilleries in New York state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, will build its first U....


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Deere suit sheds light on race for $240 billion farm tech market

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. An obscure-sounding legal battle between two of the biggest farm-machinery makers is highlighting a race to automate farm work. Deere & Co., the world’s biggest tractor maker, is suing rival AGCO Corp. over gadgets like seed meters and hoppers that attach to planting machines....


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Kaka returns to theme park mecca, at least on TV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Kaka may have left Orlando’s Major League Soccer team but he’s reappearing in the theme park mecca during the World Cup, at least on TV. Universal Parks & Resorts says Kaka is appearing in a commercial starting Saturday that shows off Universal’s most...


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BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Derailment Evacuation

DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County...


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OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

Austria OPEC Meeting

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Russia and other oil-producing...


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Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Hong Kong Xiaomi IPO-9

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. plans to raise up to $6 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide hardware-and-services brand alongside Apple, Google and Amazon. The initial public offering in Hong Kong...


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Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Britain EU Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its vote to quit the bloc. Leading Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the British government not to...


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Popularity of tariffs on China may lead to pain

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In less than two weeks, U.S. customs officers are scheduled to begin collecting tariffs on Chinese imports, a step that will either give President Donald Trump the leverage he needs to secure a trade deal with Beijing or plunge the world’s two largest economies into a...


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OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6 billion in Hong Kong IPO Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted Car...


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