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  • Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes. The Seattle-based chain said global sales at established locations rose 6 percent for its second fiscal quarter, including in the U.S., where it...

  • Pfizer to help investors with dividend, buybacks

    SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Pfizer Inc. CEO Ian Read says the drugmaker will keep working to boost shareholder value, with continuing stock buybacks and healthy dividends. At Pfizer's annual meeting in Short Hills, N.J., the Viagra maker said it will pay a 26-cent second-quarter dividend. It...

  • Report: Iran to cut portion of gasoline subsidies

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies beginning Friday, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012, state television reported Thursday. Under the new pricing scheme, state television said each car on the road...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the...

  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the...

  • Ladies' Home Journal goes newsstand-only

    Meredith Corp. is ending subscription service for "Ladies' Home Journal," one of the nation's oldest women's magazines, due to declining advertiser interest. The magazine, launched in 1883, remains popular today with a circulation of 3.2 million, according to Meredith. But with a median reader...

  • Ruling: Right to jury trial in shoplifting cases

    PHOENIX (AP) — A state appellate court cited 17th century English court cases Thursday in a ruling that expands Arizonans' right to have a jury trial in misdemeanor cases by saying additional shoplifting defendants are entitled to be judged by their peers instead of a judge. The Court of...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two...

  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday. Sina apologized for "the suspected problem" of...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

    The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar. The gains were modest, however, as investors turned their eyes back to Russia and Ukraine, where geopolitical tensions...

  • 'X-Men' director calls sex abuse suit a shakedown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that he's avoiding promotional events for his upcoming film "X-Men: Days of Future...

  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the...

  • Caterpillar and D.R. Horton 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 Zimmer Holdings Inc., up $10.52 to $101.97 The medical device maker snaps up Biomet for more than $13 billion, an acquisition that will be an immediate...

  • J&J: Business doing well on new product approvals

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Thursday that all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year. Gorsky told about 1,650 shareholders at J&J's annual meeting that the company is poised to lead the health care...

  • Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown bitter, in a country with one of the highest...



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