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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects
Issued: February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — America's biggest tobacco companies asked a federal appeals court Monday to set aside a series of court-ordered advertisements saying...
Death toll from General Motors ignition switches rises to 57
Issued: February 23, 2015
DETROIT — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches has climbed to 57. ...
Higher rates coming? Yellen faces lawmakers at pivotal time
Issued: February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — After years of sounding reassuring notes about the need to keep interest rates at record lows, the Federal Reserve is finding the shift...
'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars defined by advocacy, originality
Issued: February 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the...
US home sales plunge 4.9 percent in January
Issued: February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales hit a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months. ...
Ports increasingly bustling again after tentative labor deal
Issued: February 23, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. — The seaports of the West Coast went from lagging to bustling over the weekend, a process that is expected to accelerate Monday in...
Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls
Issued: February 23, 2015
JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S.,...
Some progress, but recession 'poster city' faces uphill road
Issued: February 22, 2015
WILMINGTON, Ohio — Folks in this little Ohio city are thankful for all the interest and help: the national TV coverage, the attention from politicians...
States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding
Issued: February 22, 2015
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City...
AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes
Issued: February 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as...
'Birdman' tops Spirit Awards; Keaton takes best actor
Issued: February 22, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A day before it may soar at the Oscars, "Birdman" spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards,...
Oscar nominees offer thoughts on host Neil Patrick Harris
Issued: February 22, 2015
LOS ANGELES — If Neil Patrick Harris' nerves are running high as a first-time host of the Academy Awards on Sunday, he need look no further than...
Mercedes recalls more than 147,000 vehicles to fix seal
Issued: February 22, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons made over the past few years to fix a problem with an engine...
Jaguar Land Rover recalls nearly 62K vehicles over air bags
Issued: February 22, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 61,793 vehicles because the front, passenger-side air bag may be disabled if a lightweight...
Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws
Issued: February 22, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop...
With deal, West Coast seaports tackle huge cargo backlog
Issued: February 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Dockworkers along the West Coast began the monthslong task Saturday of clearing seaports of cargo that was caught up in a contract feud...
YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries
Issued: February 21, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what...
French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter
Issued: February 21, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations...
Dietary guidelines panel suggests tax on sugary foods
Issued: February 21, 2015
WASHINGTON — A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better....
2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract
Issued: February 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled...
Santander Bank agrees to change its ChexSystems policies
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — Santander Bank has agreed to stop using a policy that often kept poor and low-income individuals from being able to open new checking or...
Stock market hits new high after Greece gets loan extension
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — A deal giving Greece more time to repay its debts swung the U.S. stock market higher Friday and drove the stock market to a record high. ...
FTC files complaint over anti-insect wrist bands
Issued: February 20, 2015
NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a company that makes wrist bands intended to repel insects, saying there is no...
Records fall, ferries freeze as eastern US faces arctic cold
Issued: February 20, 2015
Arctic air plunged parts of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic into deep freezes and broke records Friday. ...
Caterpillar staying put in Peoria, expanding headquarters
Issued: February 20, 2015
PEORIA, Ill.  — Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that it is keeping its global headquarters in Peoria and expanding and overhauling its...


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