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Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H....


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General Motors and Deere slide while Kroger and Darden jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: General Motors Co., down 83 cents to $41.12 Automakers fell after Daimler lowered its profit forecast, partly because of the effect of tariffs on U.S. vehicles in China. Kroger Co., up $2.55 to $28.73 The supermarket chain...


Business

Markets Right Now: Trade worries send stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors sold car makers and technology companies on fears the growing U.S.-China trade dispute will hurt earnings. General Motors lost 2 percent and Tesla fell 4.1 percent...


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Abloh's historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

APTOPIX Paris Fashion Louis Vuitton

PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show. Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the...


Business

The Latest: Watchdog highlights dangers of pools, other toys

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a consumer watchdog group’s warning about 10 types of potentially unsafe summer toys (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A consumer watchdog group says the recent drowning of Olympic skier Bode (BOH‘-dee) Miller’s toddler daughter underscores how unsafe swimming pools can be....


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Saboteur or whistleblower? Battle between Elon Musk and former Tesla employee turns ugly,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hours after Tesla had sued its former employee on charges he had stolen company secrets, and days after chief Elon Musk had called him a saboteur, the Silicon Valley automaker made a startling claim. The company had received a call from a friend of the employee,...


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Americans with disabilities are finding new leverage in a tight job market

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Colton Channon needed just 90 minutes each day. Every morning for about a month, in training designed for him, the high school senior with an intellectual disability practiced making steel brackets for trucks at a Des Moines, Iowa factory. The skill took more than a...


Business

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

NerdWallet Puppy Expenses

How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs....


Lifestyle

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

Digging Woodstock

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi...


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Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till’s cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till’s 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the...


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