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  • New social networks connect cooks and diners

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. A growing number of apps and websites are taking the traditional chef-diner relationship out of established eateries and into private homes....

  • TD Ameritrade fiscal 2Q profit jumps 35 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says brisk stock trading in the first three months of the year lifted its quarterly profit 35 percent. The Omaha, Neb.-based company said Wednesday that it generated $194 million in net income, or 35 cents per share, in its fiscal second...

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine. First lady Michelle Obama announced the...

  • NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    NEW YORK (AP) — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the...

  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers have combined cochlear implants with gene therapy in an experiment that improves the hearing of deafened animals. Cochlear implants partially restore hearing by emitting electrical impulses that activate auditory nerves in the brain. Researchers at...

  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market slipped Wednesday, after rising for six straight days, as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those announcing disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing...

  • Telsa Motors expanding in California

    LATHROP, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do with the space. The...

  • Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday. Amedisys and its...

  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment agency unveiled Wednesday a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. The Department of Employment and Workforce calls it the nation's first such app for smartphones. The U.S. Department of Labor...

  • Up to 20 beef cattle break out in West Michigan

    LEAVITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan say they're on the lookout for up to 20 cattle that escaped after a fence broke. A farmer in Oceana County's Leavitt Township reported the beef cattle missing Tuesday, saying they got out through a break in a fence that occurred...

  • Correction: Earns-Discover Financial story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The service is planned for this year. The error was left in the story due to a technical glitch. A...

  • European retailer Primark to open first US stores

    Primark — a popular European clothing and accessories retailer — is coming to the US. The retailer's parent company Associated British Foods plc said Wednesday that Primark plans to open an unspecified number of stores in the Northeast. Primark is building on the growing popularity other...

  • Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional. The notice filed with the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday says Attorney...

  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell is closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz.,...

  • AOL to add Miramax films to video platform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Web portal AOL Inc. says it will license full-length movies from Miramax for free viewing with advertisements by its U.S. visitors. AOL didn't say which movies it would offer but said they would be refreshed monthly and span a range of genres. They will play on its AOL On...



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