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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama.Adding to the mixed view was the fall on Wa ...more

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NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — 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 have representati ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — 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.The world's largest re ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.Zynga said Wednesday that Pincus will remain chair ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.The famed marquee had a message, too."Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field," it read ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — 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" in an interview on CNBC after it was a ...more

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Gold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support.Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukr ...more

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PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway on Wednesday posted a net loss for the first quarter because of higher costs and acquisition expenses.The grocery-store chain is being acquired by an investment group in a deal worth about $7.64 billion. The dea ...more

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year.Buffett said on CNBC Wednesday that thinks stocks are generally selling in a reasonable price range.E ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season.Few clubs have the money-making abilities of United, which has been setting revenue r ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, includin ...more

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The price of oil slipped Wednesday as a government report showed U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected last week.U.S. crude for May delivery fell 31 cents to close at $101.44 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nyme ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery rose 3.25 cents to $6.8275 a bushel; July corn was 7.50 cents higher at 5.0950 a bushel; July oats were 3.75 cents lower at $3.60 a bushel; w ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.The approach reported ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The service is planned for this year. The error was left in the st ...more

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.Since its in ...more

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MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny.The media company, which publishes ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease."Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your l ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay.Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is ...more

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DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of ...more

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Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines — more jets than the same period last year. That in ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is slightly lower after a six-day advance as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.Norfolk Southern, Procter & Gamble and Avery Dennison fell after reporting their latest quarterly results. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — French economist Thomas Piketty and his research partners have transformed the wealth gap debate by popularizing the concept of a financially elite 1 percent.They framed the issue of income inequality in terms that ordinary peo ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kan.</ ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Procter &amp; Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products.The world's largest consumer product maker's adjusted earnings topped an ...more