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  • Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and profit margins improved in almost every one of them. The Wilmington,...

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, from three months before ragweed season begins...

  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. At a White House news conference Thursday, Obama noted that health insurance enrollments under the...

  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students Thursday...

  • UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing. That challenge was aired at an Allegheny County court hearing Wednesday...

  • 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.

  • Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should...

  • How Chipotle's average sales per restaurant rank

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle restaurants are ringing up more sales than ever before. The chain said Thursday that sales at established locations rose 13.4 percent in the first quarter as it saw an increase in customer visits. Sales at established locations are an important indicator of a...

  • Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Western Union Co., down 80 cents to $15.25 Wal-Mart announced a new money transfer service catering to its low-income customers, a huge threat to the...

  • Weibo shares jump in market debut

    Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday. Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter-like service that allows users to post a feed of up to 140 Chinese characters to share with others....

  • Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop

    The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop. Coffee for July delivery jumped 15.25 cents, or 8.1 percent, to $2.04 per pound. The price of coffee beans has risen about 85 percent this year on concerns that dry weather in Brazil will damage the...

  • Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses. THE RESULTS: Morgan Stanley earned $1.39 billion, up from $1.18 billion in the...

  • Rhode Island's jobless rate falls to 8.7 percent

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate edged down in March to 8.7 percent, the lowest since September 2008, but the number of jobs also declined, state officials reported Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Training said the jobless rate fell three-tenths of 1...

  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community...

  • New beer ordinance approved

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The city of Brookhaven is making it easier for businesses to get a permit to sell beer. The Daily Leader reports (http://bit.ly/1j71vUP ) any establishment wishing to sell beer had to have been in operation for a year before being considered for a permit under the old...



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