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NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound in KFC sales in China, where concerns about the safety of the chain's chicken supply eased.The company, which also owns Taco Bell an ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders by boosting profits and share prices are wheeling, dealing and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster. The moves could spur more mergers and acquisitions in the indu ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discover Financial Services' net income fell 6 percent in the first three months of the year as the company set aside more money to cover potential loan losses, offsetting loan growth.The credit card issuer and lender said Tue ...more

AP News - 15 hours ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." ...more

AP News - 16 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's wireless business had a strong first quarter as the company added more than 1 million subscribers and benefited from an installment plan that permits frequent phone upgrades.Although customers in the installment plan, ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.The E ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

The stock market logged its sixth straight day of gains on Tuesday. Corporate deals and some respectable earnings reports gave stocks a lift. Netflix and Harley-Davidson both jumped after reporting earnings that beat analysts' expectations. Allergan, w ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor is pursuing a criminal investigation against the owners of the social network Taringa! and another website for downloads that he says violate the intellectual property of the late writer Jorge Luis ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEHarley-Davidson Inc., up $4.33 to $71.87The motorcycle maker reported an 18.7 percent increase ...more

AP News - 17 hours ago

TORONTO (AP) — Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he could have done a better job in helping people understand the action the central bank took during the financial crisis.Bernanke stepped down in late January after eight yea ...more

AP News - 18 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.The award-winning composer of the ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is adding another reason for shoppers to join its free loyalty program as it tries to rev up slumping sales.Last May, Sears launched a service called Member Assist where members of the Shop Your Way program can communicate ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's apparently isn't scared by a waffle taco.Without specifying names, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday that the company hasn't seen any impact from the "most recent competitor" in the brea ...more

AP News - 19 hours ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson reported an 18.7 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, saying motorcycle sales grew 5.8 percent worldwide and efficiency efforts took hold during the quarter.The results beat Wall Street estimates and its share ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding 35 product safety investigators as part of a larger restructuring of its engineering operations in response to a massive safety recall.GM said Tuesday that the new investigators will more than double the s ...more

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RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and development center to the public this sp ...more

AP News - 20 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.But finding work — especially a dream job — remains ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined. After a decade ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.AT&T Inc. and Chernin Group said Tuesday that they have committed more tha ...more

AP News - 23 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that ...more

AP News - Apr 22, 2014 10:14 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shares in Royal Philips, the world's leading light maker, slumped Tuesday after the Dutch company reported a drop in first-quarter profits blamed partly on sluggish sales of its health care products and consumer lights.Philips s ...more

AP News - Apr 22, 2014 10:04 AM

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until t ...more

AP News - Apr 22, 2014 10:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing-home sales fell in March to lowest pace in 20 months; rising prices a factor. ...more

AP News - Apr 22, 2014 9:58 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.Tesla proba ...more

AP News - Apr 22, 2014 9:56 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular ...more