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  • Stowaway's father says son missed Africa Associated Press - 16 minutes ago
    Stowaway's father says son missed Africa

    The father of a teenager who survived a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well has told Voice of America his son missed Africa, where he used to live, and was struggling in ...

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion Associated Press - 23 minutes ago
    Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has ...

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 ...

  • Apple takes steps to lift sagging stock price Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    Apple upstaged Wednesday's release of its fiscal second-quarter earnings by announcing plans to send more cash to its shareholders and split its stock for the first time in nine years. This is what Apple ...

  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards Associated Press - 57 minutes ago

    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's ...

  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet Associated Press - 58 minutes ago
    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the ...

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales ...

  • Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui Associated Press - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
    Stowaway's father says son missed Africa

    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely ...

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains Associated Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, ...

  • NTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority, National Transportation Safety ...

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
    Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether ...

  • Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG Associated Press - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth. The privately held food company said Wednesday that as part of the deal, TPG will ...

  • Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada Associated Press - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada. The measure backed by a group ...

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance. ...

  • Texas Instruments boosts 1Q income 35 percent Associated Press - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Texas Instruments Inc. gave an upbeat forecast for the current quarter after the chipmaker's first-quarter profit rose 35 percent. The shares rose $1.54, or 3.3 percent, to $48 in aftermarket trading. ...

  • Wal-Mart cuts CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 Associated Press - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance as well as a lower performance-based bonus. ...

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down Associated Press - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. It was the fourth quarter ...

  • Sotheby's says strong art sales boosted 1Q revenue Associated Press - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Sotheby's, the auction house engaged in a dispute with its largest shareholder, says strong art sales helped boost its first-quarter revenue. The company is trying to shake off criticism launched last ...

  • E-Trade Financial Corp.'s profit jumped more than twofold in the first quarter as the online broker benefited from strong growth in commissions, fees and reduced its provision for loan losses. The results ...

  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation ...

  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives. Buffett, whose company is the beverage maker's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Central Valley Community Bancorp : Approximately 105,100 shares changed hands, a 793.9 percent increase over its 65-day average ...

  • A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Cree Inc. fell 12.1 percent to $51.04. Intuitive Surgical Inc. fell 11.5 percent to $373.93. TG Therapeutics fell 11.3 percent ...

  • A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell 3.8 percent to $34.92 with 56,542,500 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.2 percent to $4.25 ...

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top utilities companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. rose $.23 or .4 percent, to $51.90. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $.18 or .3 percent, ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Brookfield Office Properties Inc. : Approximately 297,800 shares changed hands, a 87.5 decrease from its 65-day ...

  • Final Glance: Railroad companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.05 or .2 percent, to $28.16. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $57.72. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Final Glance: Leisure companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top leisure companies were mixed at the close of trading: Carnival rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $37.42. Las Vegas Sands Corp. fell $2.11 or 2.6 percent, to $77.95. MGM Resorts International ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Blackrock Muni New York Intermediate Duration Fund Inc. : Approximately 82,900 shares changed hands, a 579.9 ...

  • A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Unisys Corp. fell 11.5 percent to $25.61. International Game Technology fell 10.3 percent to $12.62. Pzena ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Bridgford Foods Corp. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares remained ...

  • A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Recro Pharma Inc. rose 24.3 percent to $7.15. Xoom Corp. rose 16.9 percent to $23.02. BioFuel Energy rose 14.8 percent to ...

  • A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Hugoton Royalty Trust rose 14.8 percent to $9.24. Navigator Hldgs Ltd. rose 11.8 percent to $26.97. Supervalu ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Cisco Systems Inc. fell .1 percent to $23.50 with 29,368,500 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $61.36 with 72,707,100 shares ...

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. rose $4.70 or .9 percent, to $526.25. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. fell $.35 or .6 percent, to $62.92. Best Buy ...

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top staffing companies were mixed at the close of trading: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.08 or .4 percent, to $21.57. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell $.35 or 1.2 percent, to $29.76. ...

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top supermarkets companies were mixed at the close of trading: Kroger rose $.25 or .6 percent, to $45.45. Safeway fell $.07 or .2 percent, to $34.02. Supervalu rose $.78 or 11.5 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. fell $2.30 or 4.5 percent, to $49.37. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fell $8.62 or 1.7 percent, to $504.05. ...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell $1.37 or 3.8 percent, to $34.92. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.49 or 1.0 percent, to $47.43.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top gold companies were up at the close of trading: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.26 or 1.5 percent, to $17.81. Gold Fields rose $.13 or 3.3 percent, to $4.11. GoldCorp. rose $.24 or 1.0 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top silver companies were up at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.35 or 2.8 percent, to $13.07. Silver Standard ...

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. fell $.14 or .2 percent, to $72.24. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $50.95. ...

  • Final Glance: Media companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top media companies were mixed at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.38 or .7 percent, to $51.21. Walt Disney Co. rose $.07 or .1 percent, to $79.52. Gannett fell $.05 or .2 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Oil companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top oil companies were mixed at the close of trading: BP PLC fell $.23 or .5 percent, to $48.81. Chevron rose $.69 or .6 percent, to $124.69. ConocoPhillips fell $.15 or .2 percent, to $74.02. ...

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $2.00 or 1.2 percent, to $165.65. Baxter International Inc. fell $.14 or .2 percent, to $72.24. Boston Scientific ...

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top insurance companies were mixed at the close of trading: ACE L rose $.44 or .4 percent, to $101.48. Aflac Inc. fell $.08 or .1 percent, to $62.70. American International Group rose $.64 ...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies were mixed at the close of trading: Aetna rose $.20 or .3 percent, to $68.91. Cigna Corp. rose $.08 or .1 percent, to $77.36. Humana Inc. fell $.01 or percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top machinery companies were mixed at the close of trading: Caterpillar fell $.31 or .3 percent, to $103.38. Deere & Co. rose $.23 or .2 percent, to $93.57. Manitowoc fell $.25 or .8 percent, ...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top education companies were down at the close of trading: Apollo Group fell $.65 or 2.3 percent, to $27.76. Career Education Corp. fell $.26 or 3.3 percent, to $7.51. DeVryEd fell $.24 ...

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.49 or .4 percent, to $113.70. Covidien fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $70.55. Patterson ...

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