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After slow start, banks and retailers lead stocks higher

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are turning higher Tuesday as banks, retailers and technology companies post gains. Retailers are rising following strong fourth-quarter results from Under Armour and more gains for Amazon. If the gains hold, it would mark the third straight increase for the market following a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks.
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ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

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Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of racism at the New York Open, which Harrison denied. The ATP will investigate.
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3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only one went to a US worker

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Trump properties in New York and Florida offered 144 seasonal positions from 2016 to 2017 but only one went to a US worker, reports Vox.
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Now an owner, Jeter heads to 1st spring training since 2014

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MIAMI - Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014.
Now the CEO of the Miami Marlins, Jeter says the franchise is on a path to long-term success following an off-season fire sale that purged the batting order of four starters, including slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The trades netted mostly prospects, making the immediate outlook bleak for a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since 2003.
Jeter was a beloved five-time champion with the Yankees, but now he's a rookie owner who has been faulted for his handling of the Stanton...
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Now an owner, Jeter heads to 1st spring training since 2014

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Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014. Now the CEO of the Miami Marlins, Jeter says the...
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Black Panther Meets NYFW: How Brother Vellies And Other Fashion Houses Are Spotlighting African Designs And Supporting African Artisans

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On Monday night, Industria, a satellite hub for New York Fashion Week 2018, transformed into Wakanda, a fictional third-world African nation dreamt up by Marvel Studios for its latest film, “Black Panther.” The movie house joined forces with a handful of fashion houses to celebrate the pan-African styles featured in the film.
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Blue Apron puts EBITDA breakeven on table for late 2018, shares rise

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NEW YORK - Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could break even on a key measure of profitability earlier than Wall Street analysts had expected, fueling a brief surge in the meal-kit maker's shares.
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New York Times publishes column from the world's least reliable gun researcher

New York Times publishes column from the world's least reliable gun researcher

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John Lott, a discredited researcher with a history of pushing false and misleading information about guns, scored space in Tuesday's New York Times. The article, which argues that background checks are flawed and ineffective, continues his streak of misleading and deeply flawed analyses.
It's unclear why, exactly, the New York Times believed Lott is a credible source of gun research. Lott's trademark assertion that more guns means less crime was formally and thoroughly repudiated by a panel convened by the National Research Council. In one case, a researcher has suggested that Lott...
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Car Free Day returning to two major Manhattan avenues in April

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The city will banish cars from stretches of two major Manhattan avenues to mark a Car Free Day in New York this April.
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Jurors hear closings at Philadelphia crime boss trial

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NEW YORK - A prosecutor says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss profited from health insurance and gambling schemes despite his claims he had retired from a life of crime.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr made the accusations Tuesday in closing arguments at the New York City trial of Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino.
Defence attorney Edwin Jacob countered by telling jurors that they were being misled by “compromised” turncoat mobsters who testified against Merlino.
The 55-year-old Merlino was among nearly four dozen defendants arrested in a 2016 crackdown on an East Coast crime syndicate...
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‘Captain' is new top dog at New York governor's mansion

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ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's first family has a new first dog.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced his new puppy Captain on Monday night at a meeting at the governor's mansion with mayors from around the state.
The 14-week-old dog is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in.
Cuomo says he wanted to name the dog Excelsior after the state motto but was outvoted by his daughters.
Captain isn't the first animal to join the governor's family. His longtime girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, has two white cockatoos named Phoenix and Halo.
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Mattel doubles down on Uno with a new card game called Dos

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NEW YORK - What's next for Uno? Dos, of course. Mattel is launching the new card game Dos next month in hopes of giving its nearly 50-year-old Uno brand a second life. Dos has similar rules as Uno, except players make two piles of cards and can throw down two cards at a time instead of one.
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Donald Young claims Ryan Harrison made racist comment during New York Open match

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Harrison denied making comments about Young's race and chalked up the disagreement to the heat of the battle.
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'Captain' is new top dog at New York governor's mansion

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NY Senate GOP: Tax code changes unlikely by budget deadline

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The Legislature's most powerful Republican says he doesn't foresee Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York tax code restructuring proposals making it into the state budget by its April 1 deadline. Senate...
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A deeper look at Islanders' decision to bench Barzal

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Oh, and New York ended up losing by one goal.
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14 Worms Pulled From Woman's Eye After Fly-Borne Infection

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NEW YORK - An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies.
Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday.
The woman, Abby Beckley, was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa. That's a type of eye worm seen in cattle in the northern United States and southern Canada, but never before in humans.
They are spread by a type of fly known as “face flies.” The flies feed on the tears that lubricate the eyeball, scientists...
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Square Feet: As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

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Central locations and spacious warehouse areas make older postal facilities, like those in Chicago and New York, tantalizing candidates for transformation.
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Trump Backs Supersonic NASA Jet That Will Fly from New York to London in Three Hours

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Supersonic jets can ferry passengers between New York and London in just three hours-but the sonic booms that accompany them are a major turn-off.
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Bomber faces life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

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NEW YORK - A terrorist who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, is set to be sentenced Tuesday to a mandatory term of life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was born in Afghanistan but lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not detonate.
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Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's Business Partner, Expected To Plead Guilty

Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's Business Partner, Expected To Plead Guilty

A federal grand jury unveiled a new indictment on Thursday that increased the number of charges, but Gates has decided to stop fighting the case. Read more ...

New Report Finds Climate Change Could Take A $1 Billion Bite From Winter Sports

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As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond... Read more ...

Here are all the brands that have cut ties with the NRA following...

Here are all the brands that have cut ties with the NRA following gun-control activists' boycotts

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Ivanka Trump dined on grilled tofu and bibimbap at dinner with South Korea's...

Ivanka Trump dined on grilled tofu and bibimbap at dinner with South Korea's president - and the meal had a hidden meaning

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Trump just gave his most freewheeling, wild speech in months

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President Donald Trump gave a freewheeling, raucous speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that was reminiscent of a campaign rally. In the almost... Read more ...

US announces massive sanctions and warns the world: do business with North...

US announces massive sanctions and warns the world: do business with North Korea at your own risk

President Donald Trump's White House announced the largest single tranche of sanctions against North Korea ever and revealed the intense level of surveillance and intelligence... Read more ...

A movement to boycott the NRA is growing - here are the companies that...

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Trump is still railing against MS-13 - but he keeps missing key points

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CNN denies claims that Florida shooting survivor was given a 'scripted'...

CNN denies claims that Florida shooting survivor was given a 'scripted' question to ask at a town hall

Parkland, Florida high school student Colton Haab told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that CNN re-wrote a question for him to ask at the network's town... Read more ...

Trump slams 'coward' Florida deputy who 'didn't have the courage' to...

Trump slams 'coward' Florida deputy who 'didn't have the courage' to confront school shooter

President Donald Trump on Friday said the Florida deputy who didn't confront a gunman during a mass shooting last week "certainly did a poor job." The deputy, Scot Peterson... Read more ...