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Armando Abarca, left, dressed as Batman, and Jessica Rose Davis, dressed as Wonder Woman, of Los Angeles, high five each other as they attend day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 19, 2018 - 7:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A digital subscription service for DC Comics superfans launching in the fall of 2018 has set its annual membership fee at $74.99. DC Universe and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced the pricing plan Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con along with a trailer launch for one of its...
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FILE- In this July 20, 2017, photo, a Union Pacific employee is seen on board a locomotive in a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific Corp. reports earnings Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. hauled in 29 percent more second-quarter profit as the railroad handled 4 percent more shipments, but the results might have been better if not for some operational challenges. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said Thursday it earned $1.51 billion net income...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2013 file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul leaves the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia. A memoir by the former U.S. ambassador, whom Russian officials have said they want to interview, is in the top 10 on Amazon.com. McFaul’s “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia” was No. 6 as of midday Thursday. The book was published in May. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the former U.S. ambassador whom Russian officials have said they want to interview is in the top 10 on Amazon.com. Michael McFaul's "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia" was No. 6 as of midday Thursday. The book was published in May...
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July 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network. CNN said Zucker made the announcement to his staff Thursday following a morning editorial meeting. His top deputy, Michael Bass, will be in charge...
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July 19, 2018 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The British pound fell Thursday below $1.30 for the first time in ten months after disappointing retail sales news raised further questions over whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month. In early afternoon trading Thursday, the pound was down 0.6 percent at $1...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are seen, in North Andover, Mass. American Express reports earnings Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 18, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate. But it had to set aside more money to cover potential bad loans, and saw its...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:21 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company. Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said its second-quarter profits rose by 39 percent from a year ago, driven by another strong performance in trading and investment banking, as well as a lower tax bill. The New York-based bank said Wednesday that it earned $2.44 billion in the second...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley says second-quarter net income totaled $2.44 billion. The New York-based company said Wednesday it had earnings of $1.30 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...
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July 18, 2018 - 3:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — Novartis says net profit rose 3 percent in the second quarter amid strong growth for some of its top products, as the Swiss pharmaceuticals giant moves to spin off its Alcon eye-care business. New CEO Vas Narasimhan touted Novartis' plans to create a "focused medicines company,"...
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