• What could McDonald's do to fix its business?

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn...

  • Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases the latest technology in manure handling, treatment and application. It's being held in July in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. An official...

  • Big technology stocks rise in early trading; Amazon soars

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

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

  • McClatchy reports 1Q loss

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — McClatchy Co. (MNI) on Friday reported a loss of $11.3 million in its first quarter. The Sacramento, California-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for severance costs, came to 10 cents per share. The media company and...

  • Proposed Los Angeles-area NFL stadium boasts lightning bolts

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a flame honoring late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. The thoroughly revamped plans for the $1.7 billion joint stadium proposal by the...

  • Biogen results rise, but miss 1Q forecasts

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Biogen Idec Inc. reported lower-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter on slower sales growth of its multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera. Its shares fell more than 4 percent in premarket trading Friday. The biotechnology company reported its...

  • US durable goods orders in March posted biggest gain in 8 months, but investment down

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders in March posted biggest gain in 8 months, but investment down.

  • Comcast dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid that would have created cable behemoth

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid that would have created cable behemoth.

  • New York attorney general sues 2 tanning salon chains

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has filed suit against two tanning salon chains, accusing them of downplaying health risks while playing up the allure of bronze skin. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) filed the lawsuits against Portofino Spas and...

  • Giddyap: Manitou Springs' restaurant will ride again

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Manitou Springs' historic Stagecoach Inn, closed since February after decades of serving hearty American fare, is set to ride again. Local restaurateur Paul Jakubczyk, owner of PJ's Bistro since 2002, has contracted to buy the Stagecoach Inn property at 702 Manitou Ave. and is...

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