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  • Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges. Its latest earnings topped Wall Street estimates but revenue was...

  • TreeHouse Foods buying Protenergy for about $150M

    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — TreeHouse Foods is buying private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for 170 million Canadian dollars (about $150 million). Canada's Protenergy is mostly known for its private label broth, soups and gravies. Its 2013 sales amounted to 130...

  • Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics. During the first quarter of the year, 31 percent of businesses surveyed reported higher material costs, more...

  • US justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds. The question now before the court is relatively narrow, focusing on whether a sovereign nation can be forced to reveal its assets around the...

  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Americans have more skepticism than...

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to...

  • Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead...

  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government...

  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to...

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