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NEW YORK | Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

NEW YORK — Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon. The world’s largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it’s pulling shoppers online and in the store. It also raised profit expectations for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

NEW YORK | Walmart sales strong, both online and in stores

NEW YORK — Walmart reported strong sales online and in its established store sales for its fiscal third quarter, and raised profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season. The report Thursday suggests that efforts by Walmart to improve the experience of its customers is paying off in its battle with online … Continue reading NEW YORK | Walmart sales strong, both online and in stores

NEW YORK | Aerosmith’s Perry tweets ‘doing well’ after hospitalization

NEW YORK  — Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. The Aerosmith guitarist on Tuesday tweeted: “Doing well, thanks for the love and support.” Perry’s publicists said in a statement Sunday the 68-year-old felt short … Continue reading NEW YORK | Aerosmith’s Perry tweets ‘doing well’ after hospitalization

NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

NEW YORK — Harrison Smith has been making his mark for years with big hits and clutch interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings. As a key piece of one of the NFL’s top defenses, the playmaking safety was voted the top player in the league at his position by a panel of 10 football writers for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

NEW YORK | Stocks gain after midterms as tech, health care, energy rise

NEW YORK — Stocks and bond prices are climbing Wednesday morning after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the U.S. midterm elections, while Republicans kept a majority in the Senate. The outcome was largely what investors expected. While the potential for political gridlock in Washington increases, the market reaction has not been … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks gain after midterms as tech, health care, energy rise

DOHA, Qatar | Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold

DOHA, Qatar  — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish more. For years Biles viewed bars … Continue reading DOHA, Qatar | Biles sets record by picking up 13th world championship gold

LOS ANGELES | Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are married

LOS ANGELES — Hey hey, my my, Neil Young is calling Daryl Hannah his wife. The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and the 57-year-old “Splash” actress had been utterly mum on the subject of their marriage since reports that they wed in California in August. But Young said in a pro-gun-control post on … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Neil Young acknowledges he and Daryl Hannah are married

LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance

LOS ANGELES— Although Sean McVay was standing on the sideline to watch it, the head coach still had to check the video before he truly realized the scope of Aaron Donald’s dominance in the Los Angeles Rams’ latest win. The All-Pro defensive lineman was in vintage form against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, leading … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance