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  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn. A young girl in the front row at Thursday's event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl...

  • US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes. The agency also...

  • Postal workers union protest Staples program

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Postal workers are protesting the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. In Washington, more...

  • Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article. Cliven Bundy was quoted in the Times story making disparaging...

  • Cigarette maker Lorillard 1Q profit falls 17 pct

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco company Lorillard Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell more than 17 percent as its costs rose, it sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. Most tobacco companies have been raising prices...

  • Dunkin' wants to spread iced coffee habit

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts is on a quest to get more people in the habit of drinking iced coffee regardless of how warm it is outside, as many do in its hometown in the Northeast. As anyone who regularly visits a coffee shop knows, iced coffee usually costs a dollar or two more...

  • Cold winter weather gives boost to Entergy in 1Q

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy's first-quarter net income more than doubled, with the power company benefiting from a cold winter. For the three months ended March 31, Entergy Corp. earned $401.2 million, or $2.24 per share. That's up sharply from $161.4 million, or 90 cents per share,...

  • Minding the tax bite in fund investing

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — How painful was tax season for you? For many investors with mutual funds in a taxable account, it was tougher this year than last. That's because the best year for stocks since 1997 pushed many funds to make capital gains distributions to their shareholders, and...

  • Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets. The expansion nearly doubles the startup's U.S. markets and includes smaller cities such as Fresno, Calif.; Lincoln, Neb.; and...

  • Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big companies are finally starting to spend money, and that could mean a better economy and more jobs. Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar make expensive equipment that other companies need to buy to grow their business. They've...

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