Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Jen Vargas looks at a call log displayed via an AT&T app on her cellphone at her home in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls although some robocalls still get through. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules giving phone companies greater authority to block automated messages known as robocalls from reaching customers. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

NEW YORK — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

Target sees highly competitive holiday on the way

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, a customer walks past a bank of flat screen televisions at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

NEW YORK — A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show people still spending.

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