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Stocks gain, pushing market close to record levels
NEW YORK — The stock market closed just short of a record on Monday as investors assessed some positive earnings reports. Cognizant Technology Solutions, a technology consulting business, was the biggest gainer in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index after it reported earnings that beat the expecta...
By Steve Rothwell The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
McDonald’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices
NEW YORK — McDonald’s wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. CEO Steve Easterbrook said Monday that he will strip away the bureaucracy at McDonald’s so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes. Th...
By Candice Choi The Associated Press FULL STORY
Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. The person asked not to identified because they weren’t authorized to speak pu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Cisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor
SAN FRANCISCO — Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet work. Cisco said its board has selected longtime company executive Chuck Robbins to succeed Chambers ...
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Disney moves up earnings for funeral of Sandberg’s husband
BURBANK — Disney has moved up its earnings release to before the market opens on Tuesday to allow executives to attend the funeral of board member Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, David Goldberg. Goldberg died Friday night at age 47, according to a statement from his company and family members. He wa...
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Senate adopts GOP budget targeting ’Obamacare’
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on Presi..
Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target
SACRAMENTO — Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive ..
Another dead whale washes ashore in Pacifica
Scientists are hoping to examine a female juvenile humpback whale that washed ashore in Pacifica on ..
Doubts raised about Islamic State’s claim in Texas attack
PHOENIX — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas ca..
Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
BALTIMORE — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a cityw..
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