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Bass Pro completes $4 billion acquisition of Cabela’s

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops' roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela's is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela's is still wondering about its future. Monday's closing announcement didn't address how many of the roughly 2,000 Cabela's jobs will remain in Sidney, Nebraska. Bass...

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US consumer confidence takes a hit from hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers feel a bit less confident this month, their spirits pulled down by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 119.8 in September from 120.4 in August. The reading still suggests that U.S. consumers are in a mostly sunny mood. But Conference Board economist...