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AP News - Apr 17, 2014 4:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle restaurants are ringing up more sales than ever before.The chain said Thursday that sales at established locations rose 13.4 percent in the first quarter as it saw an increase in customer visits. Sales at established loc ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 4:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for f ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 4:16 PM

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 ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 4:04 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board."Simply put, we are working to deliver high ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:56 PM

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one dai ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:55 PM

Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute.Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.33 billion to ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:38 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery rose 3.25 cents to $6.9125 a bushel; May corn was 2.75 cents lower at 4.9475 a bushel; May oats were 1 cent lower at $4.04 a bushel; whi ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:28 PM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race.The Detroit automaker says its sales grew 2 percent worldwide from Ja ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 3:06 PM

The price of oil rose past $104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine.Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 54 cents to close at $104.30 a barrel in New York.Supplies in the U.S. are ample — the Energy Departmen ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 2:48 PM

Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 12th.FICTION1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)3. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton Books)4. ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 2:48 PM

Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 12th.FICTION1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)3. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green (Dutton Books)4. ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 2:48 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball.Or turn your thoughts to a mass-produced cherry pie transformed into an eggroll with dipp ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 2:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP s ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 12:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is vastly expanding the goods available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com.The nation's second-largest discounter first dabbled with subscriptions last September, ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 12:37 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generat ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 12:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results.GE posted lower overall first-quarter net income than a year ago, but that's only due to the sale of NBC Universal duri ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 12:24 PM

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA.The league announced Thursday that the Miami Heat star topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the sixth time. With teammate Dwyane Wade — whose jersey number hasn't ch ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 10:55 AM

DUBLIN (AP) — Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank, the reckless lender that brought Ireland to the brink of bankruptcy, have been convicted of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal.Thursday's guilty verdicts against Willie McAteer ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 10:51 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was unchanged at 6.88 a bushel; May corn was 2.50 cents lower at 4.95 a bushel; May oats were unchanged at 4.05 a bushel; whil ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 10:24 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.While adjusted earning ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 10:02 AM

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 ear ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 9:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing a new money transfer service that it says will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services.The service, which will be available April 24, allows its customers to t ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 9:50 AM

Technology stocks are leading an early decline on Wall Street after Google and IBM reported disappointing earnings.Mattel and UnitedHealth Group also fell in early trading Friday after their own results fell short of what investors were expectin ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 9:41 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has sentenced a Somali man to 12 years in prison for helping lead a group of pirates who seized a German-operated oil tanker in 2010.The Osnabrueck state court said in a statement that the man was convicted Thursday ...more

AP News - Apr 17, 2014 8:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.The Labor Department said Thursd ...more