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  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report expands on the...

  • Some notable social media gaffes, missteps

    A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes: — JP MORGAN...

  • Berkshire Hathaway can't find critic for meeting

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says he couldn't find someone with a negative outlook on his company to ask questions at this year's annual meeting. Last year, Buffett added a Berkshire Hathaway critic to the panel asking questions at the meeting. Buffett says the people who...

  • Safeway reports 1st-quarter loss

    PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway on Wednesday posted a net loss for the first quarter because of higher costs and acquisition expenses. The grocery-store chain is being acquired by an investment group in a deal worth about $7.64 billion. The deal, which combines Safeway and Albertsons, is...

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. The world's biggest online social network said Wednesday that it earned $642 million, or 25 cents per share, in the...

  • New Zealand raises key interest rate to 3 percent

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — With its economy continuing to improve, New Zealand has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in six weeks, to 3 percent. New Zealand is forging its own path on rates after most developed nations continue to try and stimulate their economies by...

  • As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension. In recent days, Abbas has revived attempts to reconcile with Hamas, the Islamic...

  • UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims. In statement, the United Nations said South Sudan Minister of Information Michael Lueth was...

  • Mexico steps back from telecom, Internet limits

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's governing party appeared to step away on Wednesday from a proposal that would authorize officials to block Internet and telecom signals, pulling back a day after anti-censorship protests that ended in clashes in Mexico City. Sen. Emilio Gamboa, leader of the ruling...

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said. The car exploded just outside a police...

  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly triggered the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth dismissed...

  • Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga says company founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO. Zynga says Pincus will remain chairman of the company he founded in 2007. Zynga went public in 2011 on the strength...

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and...

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Department of...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.



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