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Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Stanley A. Deal, left, shakes hands with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of the Dubai-based long-haul carrier Emirates, at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Dubai's carrier Emirates announced Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in deal valued at $8.8 billion.
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ISNA, people walk past buildings which burned during protests that followed the authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, Iran. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. (Masoume Aliakbar/ISNA via AP)
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Subaru cars for export park at Kawasaki port, near Tokyo. Japan has recorded a trade surplus in October, the first surplus in four months, as exports to the U.S. fell and oil prices slipped, according to a report on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.
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A man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, the American Medical Association said it is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarette and vaping devices.
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A Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Washington to consider the cause of a deadly engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight last year. The incident killed a passenger who was blown partly out of the plane when a piece of the engine shattered the window next to her.
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Sections of a USA Today newspaper rest together in Norwood, Mass. GateHouse Media has closed on its takeover of Gannett, bringing about 260 daily papers together to become the country’s largest newspaper company by far.
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Stephen Douglas Gore, the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility who in 2015 pleaded guilty to a felony charge for his role in mishandling donations of human remains. Jury deliberations have entered their fifth day Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at a trial to determine whether Gore is civilly liable for mishandling donated human remains. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., in the East Room of the White House during an event about Trump's judicial appointments, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Washington.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photo wearing boxing gloves during a stop in his General Election Campaign trail at Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec.12.
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Provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death.. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, talks about the dangers of a yeti teddy bear during a news conference unveiling the organization's list of worst toys for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Boston.
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ISNA, people walk past buildings which burned during protests that followed the authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, Iran. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. (Masoume Aliakbar/ISNA via AP)
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The Home Depot in Harahan, La. Home Depot reported a shortfall in third-quarter revenue as the nation’s largest home improvement chain’s strategy to meld its online business and its physical stores are taking longer to deliver benefits.
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A sign rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Westwood, Mass. U.S. home building jumped 3.8% in October, a positive sign for the overall economy as developers anticipate steady demand. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, Nov. 19 that housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million.
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Riot police swing batons at anti-government protesters during clashes during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Scuffles have broken out in central Beirut as hundreds of anti-government protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from reaching Parliament.
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The Toyota logo on a sign at the Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Toyota says it hopes to prevent further cases after authorities ruled that one of its engineers killed himself after being repeatedly ridiculed by his boss. The company acknowledged the case, reported Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.
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A woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York. California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul. The company faces multiple state and federal investigations into whether its early marketing efforts helped spark the current vaping craze among underage users.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on healthcare prices in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington.
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A woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. The Trump administration has extended for 90 more days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to the Chinese technology giant Huawei. The U.S. government blacklisted Huawei in May, deeming it a national security risk so U.S. firms aren't allow to sell the company technology without government approval. But numerous loopholes have been exploited, including by U.S. semiconductor suppliers. And the administration says it’s preparing to grand some exemptions.
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Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. Sometimes, the tasks we put off are the ones that leave people we care about in the lurch. Your financial checklist should include reviewing beneficiary designations, updating contact information and visiting your safe deposit box. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference in London, Monday Nov. 18, 2019. Britain's Brexit is one of the main issues for political parties and for voters, as the UK goes to the polls in a General Election on Dec. 12. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
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N on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google plans offer checking accounts run by Citigroup and a credit union, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
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Yogurt on display at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. Despite shelves full of new varieties, from Icelandic to Australian to coconut-based, U.S. yogurt sales are in a multiyear slump. Yogurt companies are confident that more new products can boost sales. But some analysts are skeptical, saying larger trends - like growing sales of breakfast protein bars - will be hard to turn around.
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Logs of Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. in Tokyo. The online services announced Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, they are merging. The combination in a joint venture through a tender offer will form an online giant with retail services, advertising and other mobile services such as messaging. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
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N in Warren, Mich. Ford is hoping to score big with the electric SUV for daily drivers that sort of looks like a Mustang performance car. The new SUV, to be unveiled just ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show press days, should have range of up to 300 miles. It's one of dozens of electric vehicles coming globally by 2022. Automakers are eyeing what they think will be a growing market in the years to come.