• Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. Here's a more detailed look: VACUUM CLEANERS DETAILS: Four models of Shark brand Rotator Powered...

  • Backpack strap used by Apollo 14 moonwalker sells for $41K

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000. Massachusetts-based RR Auction says the strap that Edgar Mitchell brought back as a souvenir of the mission fetched $41,806 this...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 22 this week to 932 amid depressed oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Four were...

  • Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models...

  • Fire officials: New York City crane accident leaves man dead

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a boom-crane accident in midtown Manhattan has left a man dead. The Fire Department of New York says the accident occurred shortly before noon Friday near 44th Street and Second Avenue. The small crane was attached to a flatbed truck. About an hour...

  • Xerox says quarterly profit dropped 20 percent, cuts outlook

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Xerox's quarterly profit dropped 20 percent and the company cut its earnings estimate for the full year amid sliding sales and a rising dollar. The news drove its stock down $1.18, or 9 percent, to $11.96 in Friday afternoon trading. Before the market opened,...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Michael Klazura recently was promoted to general manager of Olive Garden in Colorado Springs. He started with the restaurant chain 17 years ago as a server. In his new job, he will oversee 80 people. get More, submit item See Sunday's Business section for more Movers & Shakers. To...

  • Big technology stocks rise in midday trading; Amazon soars

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks. Amazon soared 15 percent in midday trading Friday after revealing details about its cloud computing service for the first time. Google and Microsoft also rose after reporting their latest quarterly results....

  • Barra compensation triples to $15.8M in 1st year as GM CEO

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra's compensation more than tripled in 2014 to $15.8 million in her tumultuous first year in the automaker's top job. Barra and other top executives got only 74 percent of the cash incentives they could have received, because GM fell short of...

  • American Airlines beats Street 1Q forecasts

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The fuel bill at American Airlines fell by nearly half in the first quarter, helping the company set a record profit despite a dip in revenue. The combination of cheaper fuel and steady demand for flights within the U.S. is boosting all the major domestic...

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