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Trucking group urges move to speed limiters

DETROIT (AP) — The nation’s largest trucking industry group wants the government to get moving on a rule requiring electronic speed-limiting devices on big rigs.

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Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 7:21 p.m. | | Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business Comments 0 Comments

Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

NEW YORK (AP) — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 7:21 p.m. | | Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes Comments 0 Comments

Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:48 a.m. | | Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors Comments 0 Comments

Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn’t as easy as it used to be.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:48 a.m. | | Don’t panic, college seniors:  Jobs for grads likely to grow Comments 0 Comments

WikiLeaks site creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony’s hacking problems aren’t over yet.

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US prescription drugs pending jumped 13%

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2015 7:18 p.m. | | US prescription drugs pending jumped 13% Comments 0 Comments

NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2015 7:18 p.m. | | NY attorney general questions work practices of 13 retailers Comments 0 Comments

Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands

MIAMI (AP) — They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don’t want it to taste like it’s good for them.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2015 7:18 p.m. | | Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food expands Comments 0 Comments

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO (AP) — Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven’t been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 7:55 p.m. | | Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review Comments 0 Comments

Starbucks to expand online tuition program

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

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Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis

NEW YORK (AP) — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

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Posted: apr. 06, 2015 7:53 p.m. | | Uber’s popularity surges with business travelers avoiding taxis Comments 0 Comments

Samsung’s profit forecast beats estimate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts’ consensus.

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LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

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Mexican growers offer 15% in bid to settle Baja farm strike

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico’s Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.

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Posted: mar. 30, 2015 9:03 p.m. | | Mexican growers offer 15% in bid to settle Baja farm strike Comments 0 Comments

McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast next month

NEW YORK (AP) — A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald’s plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.

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Amazon.com offering to help get jobs done around the house

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes.

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Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj offer streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

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Volvo Cars plans to open US plant

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here.

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StubHub sues Ticketmaster

NEW YORK (AP) — StubHub is suing Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster’s resale exchange.

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Tesla to unveil new product likely a battery

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says it will reveal a new product next month, but it’s not a car.

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Posted: mar. 30, 2015 9:02 p.m. | | Tesla to unveil  new product likely a battery Comments 0 Comments

When corporations make mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 11:21 p.m. | | When corporations make mistakes Comments 0 Comments

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 sales spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 10:07 p.m. | | Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi  takes back No. 2 sales spot Comments 0 Comments

Bankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A hearing on whether to approve the bankruptcy sale of assets of electronics retailer RadioShack opened Thursday with the company seeking court approval of the purported winning bid, and an attorney for a losing bidder describing the auction as a sham and asking a Delaware judge to reopen the sale process.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 10:06 p.m. | | Bankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack Comments 0 Comments

‘American Idol’-like talent competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 10:06 p.m. | | ‘American Idol’-like talent competition Comments 0 Comments

New Samsung, HTC phones out April 10

NEW YORK (AP) — New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 10:06 p.m. | | New Samsung, HTC phones out April 10 Comments 0 Comments

FACEBOOK’S MESSENGER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 9:54 p.m. | | FACEBOOK’S MESSENGER Comments 0 Comments

House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 9:54 p.m. | | House panel passes  bill banning IRS from using private email   Comments 0 Comments

Heinz buys Kraft to build food giant

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 9:54 p.m. | | Heinz buys Kraft to build food giant Comments 0 Comments

2 Internet provides sue over neutrality

NEW YORK (AP) — The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government’s new Internet traffic rules are “premature” and may be dismissed because they were filed too early.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 9:54 p.m. | | 2 Internet provides sue over neutrality Comments 0 Comments

SeaWorld counters disparaging documentary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | SeaWorld counters disparaging  documentary Comments 0 Comments

Drillers scramble to thwart OPEC

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Drillers scramble to thwart OPEC Comments 0 Comments

Uber says CFO Brent Callinicos leaving

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing company Uber said Monday that CFO Brent Callinicos is leaving the company to spend more time with his family.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 7:43 p.m. | | Uber says CFO Brent Callinicos leaving Comments 0 Comments

McDonald’s workers detail job hazards

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 7:36 p.m. | | McDonald’s workers detail job hazards Comments 0 Comments

Does health go better with Coke? That’s new marketing strategy

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world’s biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.

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Cablevision hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now

NEW YORK (AP) — Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 7:43 p.m. | | Cablevision  hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now Comments 0 Comments

DRIVERS OR CONTRACTORS?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco federal judges say juries will have to decide whether drivers for Uber and Lyft were independent contractors, or employees of the ride-hailing companies with all of the protections and benefits the state affords regular workers.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 9:21 p.m. | | DRIVERS OR CONTRACTORS? Comments 0 Comments

Google browsing system targets unwanted software

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 9:19 p.m. | | Google browsing system targets unwanted software Comments 0 Comments

Intel cuts 1Q revenue forecast, cites weak desktop PC demand

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Intel’s stock fell Thursday after the giant chipmaker lowered its first-quarter revenue forecast, citing weak demand for business desktop PCs and a strong dollar that affects revenue from overseas sales.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 9:20 p.m. | | Intel cuts 1Q revenue forecast,  cites weak desktop PC demand Comments 0 Comments

Household wealth touches record at nearly $83 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans’ net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 9:22 p.m. | | Household wealth touches  record at nearly $83 trillion Comments 0 Comments

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 9:20 p.m. | | Fake IRS agents target more  than 366,000 in huge tax scam Comments 0 Comments

World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The world’s tallest observation wheel hasn’t quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner.

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A golden MacBook, HBO on your iPhone & the Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All eyes were focused on the watch, but Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new MacBook and announced other deals at a company event Monday in San Francisco.

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Posted: mar. 09, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | A golden MacBook, HBO on your iPhone & the Watch  Comments 0 Comments

FDA keeps warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

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Snuggie seller settles charges that it deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the Snuggie, Perfect Bacon Bowl and other “As Seen on TV” products has agreed to pay $8 million to settle charges that it deceived customers.

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Google providing car insurance quotes in latest net expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company’s latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

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FDA study finds hardly any evidence of antibiotics in milk

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.

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Ringling Bros. giving up elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the “Greatest Show on Earth” will go on without elephants.

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SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung’s runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 10:11 p.m. | | SIZE DOES MATTER Comments 0 Comments

Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league’s other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women’s rights at home and at work.

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