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Target Reimagines Itself and Wall Street Likes What It Sees

Target Reimagines Itself and Wall Street Likes What It Sees

By Anne D'Innocenzio |
Target's first-quarter profits jumped almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction.

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China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

By Matthew Brown | May 22
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks.

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

By Tamara Lush | May 22
It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes.

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

By Matthew Brown | May 22
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor.

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

By Tamara Lush | May 21
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

By David Koenig and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 21
Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

May 21
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

Truths About Madoff and 'Wizard of Lies' from Its Creators

Truths About Madoff and 'Wizard of Lies' from Its Creators

By Frazier Moore | May 20
For the second time in little more than a year, a TV film probes Bernie Madoff, the fraudster-financier who in 2008 made explosive news with his arrest for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that ruined thousands of his clients.

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

By Michelle R. Smith | May 20
An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. A woman gives birth and three months later is back performing on the high wire. A handler of big cats weeps as the beasts lope out of the ring for the last time.

EU Loosens Aid Rules to Simplify Airport, Port Investment

EU Loosens Aid Rules to Simplify Airport, Port Investment

May 20
The European Union is loosening rules on state aid to simplify government investments in airports and ports.

More Health Insurance Woes Looming: Blame Trump or Obama?

More Health Insurance Woes Looming: Blame Trump or Obama?

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 20
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance - but why, and who's to blame?

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