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  • Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers in New York and 10 other markets can watch shows live...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Stocks closed mostly higher Thursday as upbeat earnings news from several large U.S. companies encouraged investors. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo all moved higher after reporting their first-quarter financial results. The major stock indexes spent much of the day...

  • Herbalife discloses investigation in Illinois

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois. The office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirms it is investigating complaints brought by consumers. Herbalife says it will work with the...

  • FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an...

  • Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called the EV Pavilion, where visitors can ride around in a plug-in...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ___ China factories face new challenge as growth slows HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturers are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper in the face of the country's slowing growth. Government priorities are changing, labor costs are...

  • Target expands subscription service tenfold

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription service in September by offering 150 baby products, like baby wipes and diapers, for...

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, from three months before ragweed...

  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management. The Democrat was speaking at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal...

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday. As...

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