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  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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

  • Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.

  • California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey Armato, who filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix,...

  • ND OKs power line in historic battlefield area

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and American...

  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Updated: 4 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers have combined cochlear implants with gene therapy in an experiment that improves the hearing of deafened animals. Cochlear implants partially restore hearing by emitting electrical impulses that activate auditory nerves in the brain....

  • TD Ameritrade fiscal 2Q profit jumps 35 percent

    Updated: 4 min ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Wednesday that it generated $194 million in net income, or 35 cents per share, in its fiscal...

  • Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

    Updated: 4 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor...

  • Downbeat reports on earnings, home sales end Wall Street's winning streak

    by ken sweet The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    NEW YORK - Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 4.16...

  • Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

    Updated: 18 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. William Rapfogel pleaded guilty to grand larceny,...

  • Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online

    Updated: 19 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab...

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