• Amid bird flu outbreak, turkey farmers increase security

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers in the nation's top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key...

  • Paterno estate's contract breach lawsuit tossed again

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled for a second time. Judge John...

  • US university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an overseas investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which recently froze their stocks and missed financial reporting...

  • Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here. The $500 million plant will be Volvo's first car plant in North America. The Swedish automaker says it has a short list of possible locations but didn't reveal...

  • 'Home' tops 'Get Hard' at box office with $52.1M debut

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The animated alien adventure "Home" landed in first place at the weekend box office. DreamWorks' latest animated offering featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin nabbed $52.1 million in its debut weekend. The Warner Bros. comedy "Get Hard"...

  • Ex-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan scheme

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent accused of derailing a fraud investigation by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source has been sentenced to 10 years. Retired New York agent Robert Lustyik Jr. was sentenced Monday in Salt Lake City. Federal Judge Tena...

  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher. The broad rally nudged the Dow Jones industrial average back into positive territory for the year after a rough stretch for the market most of last week....

  • Norcraft and Auspex are big market movers

    Updated: 29 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Norcraft Companies Inc. (NCFT), up $2.77 to $25.67 Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. is buying the kitchen and bathroom cabinet maker for about...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 44 min ago

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

  • Michigan entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze

    Updated: 44 min ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the "Little Dipper" condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February 2010, lawyers in opening statements told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh...

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