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September 23, 2018 8:32 PM NFL notebook: Mariota in relief of concussed Gabbert

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota took over after replacement starter Blaine Gabbert went down with a concussion in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Gabbert was examined on the sideline after taking a hard hit by defensive tackle Malik Jackson, then was taken to the locker room to be evaluated and was diagnosed 91

September 13, 2018 3:40 PM Kroger Sales Fall Short, Driving Shares Down

Grocer said profit will suffer as it invests to compete with e-commerce Kroger Co.’s sales grew less than expected and the grocer said it would sacrifice profit to continue investing in online ordering and other services to compete with Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. The largest U.S. supermarket chain by stores and sales has invested in online offerings 70

August 10, 2018 5:47 AM Colts safety Shamarko Thomas ejected after helmet-to-helmet hit

SEATTLE -- Indianapolis Colts safety Shamarko Thomas became the first play to draw an ejection under the league's new rule governing helmet hits. Thomas was ejected with 5:43 left in the Colts' preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks when he lowered his head and made helmet-to-helmet contact with wide receiver David Moore on a deep incompletion 77

August 8, 2018 12:55 AM Trump says will make announcement next week on reducing drug prices

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration would make an announcement next week on reducing drug prices, but he did not offer specifics. Speaking at a dinner with business leaders at his New Jersey club, Trump said, “We are announcing something next week which is going to get them down really substantially 91

July 3, 2018 11:34 AM Why Are There So Many Robocalls? Here’s What You Can Do About Them

Robocalls won’t vanish soon, but carriers are working on a spam filter and other fixes Remember when phone calls meant people wanted to talk to you about something other than lowering your interest rates? These days, the phone rings so often with recorded robocall messages—You qualify! You owe! You’ve won!—answering feels like a hazard. I hit my own robocall 217

June 30, 2018 10:59 AM With sardines and a snare, the deaf puppy Toffee is rescued

At a little passed midnight on Saturday, with the help of some sardines and a snare, volunteers lifted Toffee, a seven-week-old deaf puppy that briefly caught the nation’s attention, out of a deep hole in northern Alabama, ending a saga that began more than 30 hours earlier, local media reported. “I still can’t believe she’s really out,” Karen Smith 72

June 25, 2018 6:02 AM Australian watchdog appeals to high court on Pfizer's alleged abuse of market power

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s competition watchdog said on Monday it would appeal to the nation’s high court for a ruling on whether Pfizer Inc used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) lost an appeal in May in a case alleging that Pfizer had abused 75

June 21, 2018 12:57 AM China’s Xiaomi Scales Down IPO

The smartphone maker is planning to raise up to $6 billion next month, a big drop from the $10 billion previously expected Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. is planning to raise up to $6 billion in its initial public offering next month, lowering its sights dramatically after plans for a dual offering on mainland China were scuttled, according to people 70

June 19, 2018 8:49 PM Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year

Starbucks will close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. The company told investors late Tuesday that it expects same-store sales to grow just 1% for the quarter that begins next month, lowering its previous guidance. The stock slumped 3.5% in after-hours trading. "Our recent performance 62

June 14, 2018 4:15 PM Amex launches new cash back card

American Express is launching a new card, called Cash Magnet, to give users cash-back flexibility, as well as flexibility in how they choose to pay. Amex has long catered to the high-end customer with exclusive rewards, but cash back cards are some of its most popular offerings, according to the company. This card aims to attract customers not necessarily 71