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Retail Rivals Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party

NEW YORK — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that ge...

Is Historically Low Unemployment Near in Fresno County?

Could Fresno County soon see its lowest monthly unemployment rate in more than a generation? In data released Friday by California's Employment Development Department, Fresno County had an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.4% in May. In state records that d...
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NASA Looks to Manage Drone Traffic in Cities

RENO, Nev. — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as ...
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Parents Can’t Delete What Kids Tell Their Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon faced skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant, along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker designed for children. "These are children talking in...
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Amazon to Bring 1-Day Delivery to Prime Members

NEW YORK — Two-day delivery is going out of style. "It is a smart change, but it is also one that is becoming increasingly necessary. Other retailers have really upped their game in terms of delivery." — Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail...