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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc joined Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday in pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping site, following brick and mortar retailers in reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc on Tuesday announced they were pulling Confederate flag merchandise from their websites, following other retailers reacting to last week's racially motivated mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp on Monday banned sales of products bearing the...

  • Boeing names its president, Muilenberg, as new CEO Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years. The aircraft maker said Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg will become its new CEO on July 1. He is also remaining chairman of the Chicago- based company.

  • NEW YORK— Big retailers said they would start to pull Confederate flags, and merchandise bearing the flag, from their store shelves and websites this week. The announcements come as debate over the flag's symbolism was reignited following last week's shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina. These retailers have announced bans of the...

  • The Valley Forge Flag Co., based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday joined companies including Wal-Mart, Amazon and eBay in banning the flag following the killings last week of nine black people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Valley Forge's decision came as a growing chorus of civil rights and political leaders called for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Amazon.com Inc became the latest big retailer to decide to pull Confederate flag merchandise from its website, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, just hours after eBay Inc said it would take similar action after last week's racially-motivated massacre at a historically black South Carolina church. A search on online auction site eBay's...

  • The online retailer's move follows similar decisions by EBay Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp in the wake of a racially-motivated massacre last week at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., June 23- One of the most prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday it will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania- based company came...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Online auction site eBay Inc said on Tuesday it will ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag's image from its website as it had become a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism." The decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate...

  • EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. "This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance," said eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff.

  • Ebay to ban listings of Confederate flags Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    eBay's decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag on Monday, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church.

  • Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging. Amazon, Sears, eBay and Etsy said Tuesday that they would remove Confederate flag merchandise from their websites.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Senator proposes bill moving Confederate flag from Statehouse to museum, to be debated later.

  • AP NewsAlert Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina legislators propose measure allowing them to consider removing Confederate flag.

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still showed the flag and other...

  • June 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would remove products bearing the Confederate flag from their stores and websites, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church. A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company does not want to offend anyone with the products it offers. Wal-Mart's website still...

  • BENTONVILLE, Arkansas— Wal-Mart said Monday it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag. In a statement, Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said its goal is to not offend anyone with the products it offers. A search Monday of Wal-Mart's website for Confederate flag merchandise returned no results.

  • Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris. Others traveled to Canada, South America and Asia. Since the start of 2014, governors have taken or scheduled more than 80 trips to 30 countries in their efforts to increase exports and entice foreign companies to expand in their states, according to a...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. In an interview, Obama talked about the debates over race and guns that have erupted after the arrest of a white man in the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black...

  • Charleston killer's manifesto, pics found on Web Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Suspect in a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    A website discovered Saturday appears to offer the first serious look at Dylan Roof’s thinking, The New York Times reports.