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Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada

A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late...

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast’s decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over what Americans download and...
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Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

FILE – This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York’s Financial District. Stocks turned higher in European trading on Friday, April 24, 2015, despite a lack of progress on Greece’s bailout. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) FILE...

Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits

DALLAS (AP) — For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel. Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Even with a recent increase, the spot price of jet fuel is down 40 percent...
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Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

FILE – This Oct. 2, 2014 file photo shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York’s Financial District. Stocks turned higher in European trading on Friday, April 24, 2015, despite a lack of progress on Greece’s bailout. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) FILE...
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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2009 file photo, Pepsi drinks are on display at JJ&F Market in Palo Alto, Calif. PepsiCo says it’s dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly...
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Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again

In this March 23, 2015 photo, an employee walks past a display of appliances at a Home Depot in Robinson Township, Pa. Orders for durable goods rebounded 4 percent in March after having fallen 1.4 percent in February, the Commerce Department reported Friday, April 24, 2015. The...
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Greece bailout deal elusive, ‘significant’ more work needed

A man watches the city of Athens at Filopalous hill, on Friday, April 24, 2015. Time is running out for Greece to reach a deal with bailout creditors and prevent the country going bankrupt, the eurozone’s top official said Friday as he headed into discussions with his...

Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback. The combined company would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, which would give the resulting behemoth...

US durable goods orders jumped 4 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. But a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped for a seventh month, suggesting that manufacturing is still struggling through...