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  • BNSF plans temporary layoffs with slipping freight demand

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it's planning employee furloughs due to slipping freight shipping demand across its rail network. The company said Wednesday in a statement that it hopes to call back employees "as soon as business needs change." The railroad would not say how many employees were being furloughed but that they are...

  • Tiffany and Michael Kors are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Tiffany & Co., up $9.01 to $94.54 The luxury jeweler reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue and issued a strong earnings outlook. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., down $14.66 to...

  • Nike says it's cooperating with authorities in FIFA probe

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. probe into corruption of FIFA, the governing body of soccer worldwide. On Wednesday U.S. officials charged seven FIFA members with racketeering and corruption charges and announced a sweeping investigation into corruption. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters,...

  • New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far. The White House says the rules, issued Wednesday, will provide much-needed clarity for landowners about which waterways...

  • Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle suit after New Jersey highway crash that hurt him, killed friend

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle suit after New Jersey highway crash that hurt him, killed friend.

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • 'Canceled': When it makes sense to close a credit card

    New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet. But before you sign up for yet another card, consider whether you'd be better off financially closing out any of the cards you already have. Establishing credit can be tough, as many recent college...

  • US stocks regain ground a day after a slump

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is regaining some of the ground it lost the day before, when the market had its biggest slump in three weeks. Technology and health care stocks led the gains Wednesday. Microsoft, Apple and Intel had the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow climbed 121 points, or 0.7 percent, to...

  • Wooden rail bridge burns and collapses in northern Minnesota

    INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An old wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota's northern border burned and collapsed early Wednesday, shutting a busy train route that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago. The bridge in Koochiching County belongs to Canadian National Railway. It carried more than 20 trains over the Rat Root River daily...

  • GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models

    DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone. General Motors made the biggest move so far Wednesday, announcing that both systems will be available in seven 2016 Chevrolet models...

  • As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu

    NEW YORK (AP) — TV watchers are going online, and cable companies are following them there. Suddenlink, which has 1.1 million TV subscribers, is the latest to hook up with Hulu. It said Wednesday that it will be adding the service to its TiVo set-top box later this year. It integrated Netflix last year. There has been a string of cable...

  • Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud. Cartoons posted in a cubicle at its headquarters near Philadelphia suggest little tolerance for the "fat, white and hideous." But a company spokeswoman said Wednesday the postings in a private workspace do not reflect...

  • US bank earnings up 6.9 percent in Q1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low. The data issued Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed "gradual but steady improvement" for the banking industry,...

  • Citing illness, Suge Knight refuses to leave cell for court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge stopped short of ordering Marion "Suge" Knight forcibly removed from his jail cell Wednesday after the rap music mogul said he was sick and refused to go to court for a hearing in his robbery case. Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald S. Coen said Knight told deputies he was too ill to leave his downtown LA jail cell....

  • Ex-Madoff trader testifies against co-workers, avoids prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime trader for Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months of home confinement after his testimony helped convict five former co-workers for their roles in history's largest Ponzi scheme. David Kugel, 69, apologized before U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan announced his penalty. "The...

  • Zogenix says former obesity drug reduced seizures in study

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Zogenix said Wednesday that a drug once used to fight obesity before it was taken off the market may help treat a rare disease that causes severe seizures in young children. The company said some patients who were given low doses of the drug fenfluramine had no seizures for five years, and others went several years...

  • Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, mentors and lends money to small craft brewers. It hopes their sales will grow and take grocery store shelf space from brands like Budweiser, Miller and Coors. "The best...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday May 18 to Sunday, May 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)" (Atlantic Records) 2. Fetty Wap, "Trap...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday May 18, to Sunday, May 24, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Powers, "Beat of My Drum" (B3SCI Records) 2. Alessia Cara, "Here" (Def Jam) 3. Tom Holkenborg...

  • Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways

    NEW YORK (AP) — Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel...

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