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  • Panera CEO on push to banish artificial ingredients

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool. By the end of the next year, the chain says the dozens of ingredients on its "No No List"...

  • Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says. The report published Tuesday by the U.S.-China Economic Security Commission says that Chinese...

  • Family of woman dropped on head by ambulance crew gets $1.5M

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a woman who died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head. The Middlesex Superior Court jury ruled Monday in favor of the family of 67-year-old Barbara Grimes in its lawsuit against...

  • Build-A-Bear slides after revenue slumps in 1Q

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop tumbled Tuesday after the toy retailer said its sales fell in the first quarter as its business in North America struggled. Build-A-Bear said its total revenue decreased 5 percent as sales in North America were hurt by harsh winter...

  • US stocks drift lower in midday trading; oil price jumps

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving lower in midday trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high. Vornado Realty Trust slumped 3 percent Tuesday after reporting results that fell short of analysts' forecasts. Other companies rose after reporting...

  • 7-foot trench collapses outside New Jersey home; worker dies

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — A 7-foot trench has collapsed outside a New Jersey home, killing a Maryland man who was working in a drainage ditch. The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. Monday in Franklin Township. Authorities say firefighters found the 43-year-old Salisbury man buried in...

  • Growth in US services firms picked up speed last month

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its...

  • Macy's to open first 4 off-price stores in NYC area

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The outlet wars are heating up. Macy's Inc. has named its new discount stores Macy's Backstage, and says the first four test stores will open this fall in New York City and the surrounding area. The details, announced Tuesday, come four months after the department...

  • Amazon Prime members will be able to stream free on JetBlue

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. The e-commerce company will let members of Amazon's $99 annual loyalty program Prime stream its instant video service for free on their Wi-Fi enabled...

  • Kellogg profit falls but tops Wall Street expectations

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg Co. (K) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $227 million, down 44 percent from last year amid sales declines and the effect of the strong dollar. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said it had profit of 64 cents per share. Earnings,...

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