• Midwest pheasant producers are anxious as bird flu spreads

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bill MacFarlane has been anxious since a case of a deadly bird flu strain was recently confirmed in domestic poultry just 50 miles from his southern Wisconsin farm, the largest pheasant operation in North America that supplies 1.8 million birds each year to the...

  • Mylan makes official bid for Perrigo in generic drug contest

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Generic drugmaker Mylan is making official its offer for over-the-counter medicines maker Perrigo as it remains at the center of a three-way battle: Mylan wants to buy Perrigo, while a larger rival wants to buy Mylan. Perrigo has already rejected Mylan's offer and...

  • Xerox and Amazon are big market movers

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Xerox Corp., down $1.15 to $11.99 The copier company cut its earnings estimate for the full year amid sliding sales and a rising dollar. Time...

  • Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2014 Ford Fiestas, and 2013 and 2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars that were made in Mexico. The...

  • Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and...

  • Amazon, Microsoft lead gains in big technology stocks

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. The broader market also rose Friday, but not as much. The Nasdaq composite rose again, a day after beating its record-high close from the peak of the dot-com boom 15 years ago....

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: 12 hr 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.

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs man offers no defense for accumulated junk cars, quickly convicted

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    A five-year battle that pitted one man against his neighborhood and city code enforcement officers over unlicensed and junk vehicles and debris he collected at his Pulpit Rock home ended with a whimper Wednesday. A year after being issued four summons for his junk cars and debris,...

  • Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of...

  • Correction: Amazon-Cloud Computing Business story

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 23 about Amazon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its quarterly revenues came in below analysts' estimates. They came in above analysts' estimates. A corrected version of the story is below: Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue...

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