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  • VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO Associated Press - 53 minutes ago
    VW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

    The chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's top management. Volkswagen said in a ...

  • European authorities stop illegal horse meat network Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat. Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial ...

  • Kansas lawmakers have lots of tax ideas but little consensus Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Kansas is expected to increase taxes to close a budget shortfall, but the Republicans who control the Legislature don't agree on the outlines of a plan, yet. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants to protect ...

  • Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes Associated Press - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
    Michigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes

    Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of their roads. Some are even scared. Mary Jo Walentovic was driving on a Detroit-area interstate in February when ...

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
    Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has ...

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch Associated Press - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
    Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

    Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. ...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit. Marijuana divisions are popping up at law ...

  • S&P further downgrades Puerto Rico's general obligation debt Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Standard & Poor's has downgraded Puerto Rico's general obligation debt as legislators debate how to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax system and generate more revenue amid a financial crisis. The credit ...

  • How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash' Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'

    He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, ...

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday following computer glitch Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Starbucks stores reopen Saturday following computer glitch

    Starbucks is back in business early Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several ...

  • Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

    Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead ...

  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest

    Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands ...

  • Thousands march in S. Korea anti-government protest Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Thousands march in S. Korea anti-government protest

    Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands ...

  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores reopen Saturday Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores reopen Saturday

    A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night ...

  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday Associated Press - 8 hours ago
    Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

    A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night ...

  • Eurozone hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Eurozone hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit

    Greece's European creditors expressed the hope Saturday that the criticism the country's finance minister faced over his failure to present an economic reform plan on time will prompt a positive response ...

  • Top eurozone official hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Top eurozone official hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit

    The eurozone's top official hopes the criticism Greece's finance minister has faced over the country's failure to present an economic reform plan on time will prompt a positive response soon. Jeroen Dijsselbloem ...

  • Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration ...

  • Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday .

  • Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday. It won't ...

  • Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight ...

  • Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada

    A computer outage affecting registers forced Starbucks to give away free drinks Friday before closing stores early. The coffee chain said the outage affected 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. and ...

  • Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21 Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

    A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying ...

  • FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show

    A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania ...

  • Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal Associated Press - 16 hours ago
    Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    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 ...

  • Chesapeake Energy will pay to settle Michigan lease probe Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Chesapeake Energy pleaded no contest Friday to attempted antitrust violations and agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims that it conspired to keep prices down during an auction for oil and gas leases, ...

  • Starbucks reports register outage in stores in US, Canada Associated Press - 16 hours ago
    Starbucks reports register outage in stores in US, Canada

    Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. Company spokesman Jim Olson said Friday evening the outage affected ...

  • Washington state Legislature passes oil train safety bill Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state. Lawmakers reached a ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Brookfield Canada Office Properties : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.4 decrease from its 65-day average ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: American Realty Investors Inc. : Approximately 18,100 shares changed hands, a 947.8 percent increase over its ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: DeVry Education Group Inc. fell 18.3 percent to $30.70. Trinity Industries Inc. fell 14.0 percent to $28.70. ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. : Approximately 12,928,000 shares changed hands, a 2,961.1 percent increase over its 65-day average ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: American Independence Corp. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.1 decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares ...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Gigamon Inc. rose 26.1 percent to $29.75. True Blue Inc. rose 17.7 percent to $29.20. Premiere Global Services ...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell .6 percent to $34.01 with 41,499,800 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose .2 percent to $13.22 with 19,991,000 ...