Business

Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Battle For Fox

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle...

Business

Democrats unveil new policies before gubernatorial primary

Michigan Governor 2018 Democrats

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats vying for Michigan governor head into the final two months of their primary fight with a number of new policy initiatives in hand, including a single-payer system of universal health care, a college scholarship program and a plan to offset child care costs so women...


World

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Russia Soccer WCup Egypt Uruguay

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt...


Business

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Film Review Incredibles 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped “Incredibles 2” become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned...


Business

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Detroit Train Station Ford

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford...


Business

AP Top Business News at 5:05 p.m. EDT

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Business

Autonomous Waymo vehicle involved in 5-car crash in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a self-driving Waymo vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told Mesa police that the car was not in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday night’s crash....


Government

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump’s pick to head the government’s consumer watchdog agency. The California Democrat says she believes Kathy Kraninger, currently an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, lacks the required...


Lifestyle

Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair

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MILAN (AP) — Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved...


Business

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Casinos Back to Work

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Revel, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business. Turns out she didn’t need to worry: She’s been rehired for her human resources job now...


Business

Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays. The tourists boarded a flight from Amsterdam on May 31 as part of a reward trip for coffee roasters using creamer by...


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