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Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq up again
NEW YORK — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The modest gains helped close out a relatively strong week for U.S. stocks, with the three major indexes rising between 1.4 and 3.2 percent in f...
By Ken Sweet The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oil, gas, power and prices: Big themes from energy meeting
HOUSTON — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming. A chastened parade of energy executives, analysts, academics and government officials from several countries delivered sp...
By Jonathan Fahey The Associated Press FULL STORY
Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes
WASHINGTON — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there’s no reason to think...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits
DALLAS — 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 since September. Airlines are get...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it
NEW YORK — Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t ordered one yet will likely face a wait. Apple’s retail stores won’t have them, with the company taking orders over the Internet only — for delivery as late as Ju...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations
NEW YORK — The state attorney general and New York City’s chief lawyer announced a new effort Friday to help technology startups understand what regulations they’ll need to follow and to help regulators understand what rules might be getting in innovators’ way. State Attorney General Eric S...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What could McDonald’s do to fix its business?
NEW YORK — When it comes to McDonald’s, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fort...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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