Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Council members on Tuesday agreed ...

Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is banning single-use plastic bags in grocery check-out lines by April 22, 2020. House Democrats said Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill Monday w...

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify. Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a ...

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? ...

Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government says a limited selection of cannabis-laced food products won't hit retail shelves in the country before mid-December. Last October, Can...

US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that low unemployment and modest wage gains are encouraging consumers to shop. The Commerce Department...

US retail sales rose a solid 0.5% in May as consumers spent more on cars, electronics

WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose a solid 0.5% in May as consumers spent more on cars, electronics.

Hundreds of companies decry tariffs in letter to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 600 companies and trade associations, including Walmart and Target, have signed a letter telling President Donald Trump that an escalating trade war with China will hurt fami...

TV weatherman who called out his employer is fired

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois broadcast meteorologist who was taken off television after criticizing an unpopular "Code Red" weather alert system has been fired, his former employer confirmed. ...

Walmart eliminates dedicated president role for Jet.com unit

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is eliminating the position of president at its Jet.com subsidiary, which it acquired in 2016, as it further merges the rest of its team with its namesake online operations. ...

US sports bets hit $9 billion a year after court ruling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey's Supreme Court victory cleared the way for other states to do it. ...

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investm...

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few year...

Big Bad Wolf Taiwan book fair opens in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Big Bad Wolf Taiwan features 2 million books and is underway at the New Taipei City Exhibition Hall, running 24 hours a day until June 17, with free entry. The secon...

Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of shareholders of Saks Fifth Avenue's parent is making an offer to take the struggling department store chain private. The offer, announced Monday, is being ...