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  • 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...

  • Gov't: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three...

  • 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...

  • Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and profit margins improved in almost every one of them. The...

  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. At a White House news conference Thursday, Obama noted that health insurance enrollments...

  • Wall Street ends mostly higher as earnings pour in

    By ALEX VEIGA The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up. The stock market appeared set in the morning for its fourth consecutive positive open, but immediately turned negative as investors sold shares in Google and IBM. The market heavyweights...

  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students...

  • Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new...

  • Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop. Coffee for July delivery jumped 15.25 cents, or 8.1 percent, to $2.04 per pound. The price of coffee beans has risen about 85 percent this year on concerns that dry weather in Brazil will...

  • Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses. THE RESULTS: Morgan Stanley earned $1.39 billion, up from $1.18...

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