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Trader Randy Biller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news. Earnings will hold investors’ attention this week […]

10/21/2013

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McDonald’s to offer salad, fruit as side

NEW YORK (AP) — Want a side salad with that Big Mac? McDonald’s says it will start giving customers the choice of a salad, fruit or vegetable as a substitute for french fries in its […]

09/26/2013

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Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries. The world’s No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry on Tuesday that it […]

09/23/2013

A youth uses a trash bin in central London, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. financial district. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

UK bars trash cans from tracking people with Wi-Fi

LONDON (AP) — Officials demanded Monday that an advertising firm stop using a network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London’s financial district. The Renew ad firm has been using technology embedded […]

08/12/2013

Pharmacist Dan Darlington works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter at the Walgreens flagship store in the Empire State Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Eyebrow waxing and cafe lattes at the drugstore?

At some Walgreen stores, there are health clinics staffed by nurse practitioners, cafes that sell barista-prepared coffee and Eyebrow Bars where trained professionals groom unruly facial hair. Oh, and pharmacists fill prescriptions, too. The nation’s […]

08/07/2013

Taco Bell 's new waffle taco. (AP Photo/Taco Bell)

Taco Bell expanding test of waffle taco, breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell says it’s expanding its small test of waffle tacos, as it prepares to take its breakfast menu national sometime next year. The fast-food chain says the waffle taco, which […]

08/06/2013

Fast-food worker Michelle Osborn, 23, of Flint, Mich. shouts out chants as she and a few dozen others strike outside of a McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Flint.  (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May)

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters […]

08/05/2013

Stephen Rakes, June 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

DA: Alleged Bulger extortion victim was poisoned

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who said he had been extorted by James “Whitey” Bulger and hoped to testify at his trial was given iced coffee laced with cyanide that killed him, authorities said […]

08/02/2013

Few people visited Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Monday, July 29, 2013 as Tropical Storm Flossie approached Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Flossie leaving Hawaii weaker than when storm came

HONOLULU (AP) — Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first. National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as […]

07/30/2013

The Royal Baby, George Alexander Louis (AP Photo/John Stillwell, Pool)

Palace: Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

LONDON (AP) — Royal officials say Britain’s new prince has been named George Alexander Louis. Palace officials said Wednesday that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as His Royal Highness […]

07/24/2013

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