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  • Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way. Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar have been posting strong financial results...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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

  • GM says securities regulators are probing recall

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    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. securities regulators are looking into General Motors' delayed recall of more than 2 million cars with a deadly ignition switch problem. GM disclosed in a quarterly report Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has made inquiries about the recall....

  • Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple up

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain. Apple also announced a stock split, a dividend increase and a larger share repurchase program. The stock gained 8 percent. Caterpillar also rose 2 percent...

  • Google's top social networking executive departs

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that...

  • New York Times 1Q profit falls 51 pct

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 51 percent, as higher costs outpaced small increases in circulation and advertising revenue. Times Co. earned $1.7 million, or 1 cent per share, down from $3.6 million, or 2 cents per...

  • Coal miner Peabody's 1Q loss more than doubles

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Thursday its first-quarter loss more than doubled on weak prices, falling short of Wall Street expectations. The world's biggest private-sector coal company also predicted another loss for the current quarter. The coal industry...

  • Money market fund assets rose by $7.32 billion

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose by $7.32 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.60 billion to $907.28 billion, the Washington-based...

  • Comcast owned Fandango to buy Movieclips

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fandango, a movie ticket service owned by cable company Comcast Corp., said Thursday that it is has agreed to buy film-related video site Movieclips.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Movieclips works with movie studios to obtain clips of films to publish...

  • Facebook buys fitness tracker startup behind Moves

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps. The world's largest online social network will keep running the service separately. Menlo...

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