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  • Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct, forecast rises

    Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings rose 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results. The Peoria, Ill., company now expects 2014 earnings of $6.10 per share excluding...

  • Editorial Cartoon: IRS crackdown

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Jeb's supporters

    Cartoon by Steve Kelley/Creators Syndicate.

  • Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement. The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, said...

  • Official: Israel decides to suspend peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Official: Israel decides to suspend peace talks in response to Palestinian unity deal.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a...

  • Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services. Even though it is the buyer, Zimmer shares rose more than 17 percent in morning trading Thursday. Shares of...

  • US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months. Orders for durable goods increased 2.6 percent in...

  • American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways. The company posted earnings of $480 million Thursday, a record for the first quarter, which is usually the weakest three-month period for airlines during the year. As separate...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter revenue at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. The Atlanta company said Thursday that the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of its earlier...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid jumped last week to 329K, likely due to Easter layoffs.

  • Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment.

  • United loses $609M in 1Q; fares don't cover costs

    United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year. United attributed $200 million of its loss to the "historic severe" winter...

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.



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