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  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    DETROIT (AP) — A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued her order Thursday in...

  • Business events scheduled for Friday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday: U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite. Just like families sometimes overlook the middle kid, investors all too often pay attention to just the smallest and largest stocks. Managers of mid-cap stock mutual funds say they've experienced the middle-child syndrome...

  • Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday. However, the state has regained less than 55 percent of the jobs lost from March 2008 to February 2010 during the...

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to settle violations of federal requirements that call for its contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations. Lowe's is one of the nation's largest home improvement retailers where homeowners can...

  • Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels. The...

  • 2 ex-Anglo Irish Bank directors convicted of fraud

    DUBLIN (AP) — Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal — the first convictions to stem from a banking crisis that brought Ireland to the brink of national bankruptcy. After an 11-week trial, a jury found that...

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses...

  • Auto company will expand operations in Michigan

    ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County. Gov. Rick Snyder says the expansion of Fuyao Automotive North America in Orion Township will create 102 full-time jobs. The company currently provides...

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Hagel told a Pentagon news conference that he...

  • Colorado economic indicators seen as positive

    DENVER (AP) — Unemployment was down and wages and personal income up in Colorado in the first three months of 2014, according to a report released Thursday by Colorado's secretary of state. The head of the research division at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business, which...

  • GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results. GE posted lower overall first-quarter net income than a year ago, but that's only due to the sale of NBC Universal during that period. The company said Thursday that...

  • Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generated $1.09 billion in net income, or $2.38 per...

  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law. Berlin's regional court last week ruled that the limousines Uber users can call are illegally cruising...

  • Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal

    ROME (AP) — Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission this week, saying that because of Italy's stubborn economic crisis, it's now aiming for a balanced structural budget in 2016. In 2011,...



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