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  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century and go by many other names in Asia, Africa...

  • West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract. Members of the International Longshore and...

  • Clinton appears to rule out return of ground forces in Iraq

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees "no role whatsoever" for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants. The existing U.S. policy of providing air support, intelligence,...

  • US stocks dip in quiet trading ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing moderately lower in a relatively quiet day ahead of a holiday weekend. Trading volume was relatively light Friday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,232. The Standard...

  • Recalls this week: booster seats, gas ranges, crossbows

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A line of children's booster seats with potentially faulty safety straps are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of gas ranges with defects that can cause burn or fire hazards. Here's a more detailed look: DIMMING SWITCH DETAILS: This recall...

  • Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, ending family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru. Frisch's Restaurants Inc. said NRD Partners I will buy all outstanding shares...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

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

  • Wal-Mart Presses Meat Suppliers on Antibiotics

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. (May 22) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - 22 May 2015 ++PARTIALLY COVERED++ 1. SOUNDBITE...

  • Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate. She described the U.S. economy as "well positioned for...

  • Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision: Q: Why do farmers use antibiotics in raising animals in the first place? A: Farmers use...

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