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  • US journalist released in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition. Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News told The Associated Press in a brief call Thursday that he had been freed and was heading to Donetsk,...

  • New date for Michelle Obama's Kansas graduation speech

    Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Kansas in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.

  • FCC Internet fairness policy seen eroded in pay-for-access plan

    A U.S. regulatory proposal that would let Internet-service providers charge companies for content distribution has set off a firestorm of opposition, with consumer advocates saying it may doom the open Internet. Internet-service providers such as AT&T Inc. would be able to negotiate...

  • Treasuries little changed after $29b 7-year note auction

    Treasuries were little changed after the U.S. sale of $29 billion in seven-year notes attracted higher-than-average demand. The bid-to-cover ratio, which gauges demand by comparing total bids with the amount of securities offered, was 2.60, compared with an average of 2.55 for the previous 10...

  • Editorial Cartoon: A long wait for a decision

    Cartoon by Steve Breen/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Justice is colorblind

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • 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...



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