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Last Updated Jul 20, 2016 05:00PM

New York • Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally …

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, a military veteran, right, talks with a  Career Source Broward veterans outreach representative about employment opportunities at a job fair in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) US weekly claims for jobless benefits hold steady
    Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, remaining at the lowest point since mid-April. The Labor D...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, Delta Air Lines passengers watch as a Delta plane taxis at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. Most airlines have dropped bereavement fares; funerals are just one more last-minute trip. Among the largest U.S. airlines, only Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines still offer so-called bereavement fares. Those tickets, however, come with a big caveat. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) Bereavement fares have disappeared on most U.S. airlines
    Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative’s funeral, but those days are just about gone. Now buying a ticket to a...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, July 7, 2016, photo, Georgette Blau, owner of On Location Tours, poses for photos at her office in New York. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has many U.S. small and medium-sized companies in limbo because they do business in the U.K. or other countries nearby. On Location Tours in New York, which specializes in outings to places where TV shows like “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl” were shot, usually gets nearly a third of its business from Britons visiting the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Businesses try to keep calm amid uncertainty of Brexit vote
    Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. re...
    Updated Jul 15 2016 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, a model wears SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones at the Intel booth during the International CES in Las Vegas. Spotify says a “significant” number of its 30 million paying subscribers are charged $3 more per month because they sign up through Apple, which takes a cut of up to 30 percent. Spotify says it’s forced to raise the price on Apple sales because 70 percent of its revenue already goes to artists, recording labels and music publishers. Having to turn over another 30 percent to Apple would leave Spotify with nothing. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) You might be overpaying for streaming music
    Los Angeles • When Lauren Higgins tried to sign up for Spotify’s premium plan on her iPhone, she was irked that the music service asked for $13 a mont...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 04:41 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Dana White, center, stands between Daniel Cormier, left, and Jon Jones during a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. Cormier and Jones are scheduled to fight in a light heavyweight championship fight at UFC 200 on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher) UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion
    The UFC has been sold for approximately $4 billion to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG. UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of t...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this July 1, 2016, photo, Philip Diehl holds a 1-ounce gold coin at his office in Austin, Texas. Safety is a big draw since the shocking British vote to leave the European Union, sending gold prices soaring. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold
    If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times recounting all the horrors...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 05:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the BMI Taylor Swift Award at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebs
    There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 ...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah beekeeper loses hive to mosquito repellant
    Ogden • A northern Utah beekeeper says dozens of his insects are dead after a mosquito-spraying truck drove through his Farr West neighborhood. Joe Be...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, May 19, 2016, photo, workers construct a building in Boston. On Friday, July 8, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding U.S. economy
    Washington • Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recove...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 06:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, pedestrians pass a Verizon Wireless store on Canal Street in New York. Verizon announced Wednesday, July 6, 2016, that the company is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Verizon hikes prices, but new options could save you money
    Verizon is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money. If you do nothing, your pr...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Hogan objects to Gawker CEO’s bankruptcy shield
    Hulk Hogan, stymied by the bankruptcy filing of Gawker Media in the midst of a legal battle over a sex tape, is fighting back using the tools of Chapt...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Italian tax probe looking at Procter & Gamble?
    Procter & Gamble Co. is under investigation by Italian authorities looking into whether the world’s largest consumer-products maker routed revenue thr...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Bloomberg’s take on Fed officials’ June rate ideas
    Federal Reserve officials left interest rates on hold last month as heightened uncertainties about the U.S. labor market and financial stability threa...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Glitches afflict Etsy payments, merchants mad
    Etsy Inc. has had difficulty processing some transactions over the past five days due to a glitch in its third-party payments operator, leading to an ...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by General Motors shows the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. For 2016, Cadillac’s Escalade SUV finally interfaces easily with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and adds a vibrating seat function to alert drivers when they are wandering out of their lane. The newest features make the already plush and impressive Escalade a more modern road cruiser. (Richard Prince/Courtesy of General Motors via AP) Escalade adds communications, safety features
    Cadillac has added new communications and safety equipment to the outsized Escalade for 2016, making it the first version to integrate Apple CarPlay a...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Politics overshadows deals in Sun Valley
    The titans of media and technology are back in Sun Valley for their annual summit to plot the future of their industries. But it seems like world poli...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Prescription sales lift Walgreens’ profits
    Walgreens Boots Alliance posted quarterly profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates, helped by cost-cutting measures and rising sales from prescription...
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  • Wells Fargo’s partial tax win may spur big refunds refund
    Wells Fargo & Co. got less than it wanted in a federal tax-refund lawsuit, yet the bank’s partial victory may spur billions of dollars in similar refu...
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  • Ex-Rabobank trader to plead guilty in Libor probe
    A former Rabobank Groep trader arrested last year in Australia will plead guilty to U.S. charges that he schemed to manipulate benchmark interest rate...
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, a young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street toward the Empire State Building in New York. More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that they can burst into flames. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday, July 6, 2016, it has received 99 reports of battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters catching fire or exploding that causing burns or property damage. The recalled hoverboards were made by eight companies. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Half a million hoverboards recalled
    New York • More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property. Ther...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Fed minutes show uncertainty about jobs, Brexit
    Washington • Federal Reserve policymakers expressed uncertainty last month about the outlook for the U.S economy because of a sharp slowdown in job gr...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pedestrians walk in front of The Stud bar in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The Stud, one of the most iconic gay bars in the country, may be out of business this fall after its rent was raised. It’s just one of many businesses going out of business in a San Francisco where climbing rents and new construction have old-timers fretting that the San Francisco they know is disappearing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Rent hike may close San Francisco gay bar
    San Francisco • One of the nation’s most celebrated gay bars may soon go out of business. A new landlord more than doubled the rent of the Stud, part ...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gretchen Carlson alleges sex harassment at Fox
    New York • Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson sued network chief executive Roger Ailes on Wednesday, claiming she was fired after she ref...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This April 20, 2015, file booking photo combination provided by the Cascade County Detention Center shows Tim Blixseth. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich, who has spent the last 14 months in jail for failing to account for the money from the sale of a resort in Mexico. (Cascade County Detention Center via AP, File) Court orders Blixseth freed from jail
    Helena • A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the release of the founder of a Montana club for the ultra-rich, who has spent the last 14 month...
    Updated Jul 06 2016 05:24 pm   |     |   Share