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Specialists Christopher Gildea, left, and Joseph Dreyer, confer at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 edges higher, helped by gold miners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and banks helped the stock market overcome some disappointing quarterly performances on Monday. Poor second-quarter results from a handful of large U.S. companies weighed on stocks. McDonald’s […]

07/22/2013

A replacement water pipe sits at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission site where workers are removing dirt from around a defective water main in District Heights, Md., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

200,000 outside Washington forced to cut water use

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in suburban Washington are sweating through a punishing heat wave under orders to avoid long showers, turn off sprinklers and think twice about flushing the […]

07/17/2013

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2 Mich. McDonald’s drop halal food after suit

DETROIT (AP) — The only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that were serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped several weeks after a $700,000 settlement over a lawsuit that alleged the […]

06/24/2013

Singapore haze at worst yet, Malaysia schools shut

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore urged people to remain indoors because of record air pollution Thursday as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically. Nearby Malaysia closed 200 schools and banned […]

06/20/2013

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Wake-up call: Starbucks to post calorie counts

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide […]

06/18/2013

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Food companies work to make it look natural

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection. When stretching out the dough for its premium “Artisan Pizzas,” Domino’s workers are instructed not to worry about making […]

06/17/2013

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Echo Park lotuses will bloom again thanks to theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Echo Park reopens following a makeover, its lake’s famous lotus flowers will bloom again thanks to an act of thievery by a prudent Los Angeles horticulturist. The Los Angeles Times […]

06/06/2013

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McD’s mixes breakfast and burgers for night owls

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is taking a small step toward offering breakfast items outside of its usual breakfast hours — at least if you’re a night owl. Starting this month, the hamburger chain says […]

06/06/2013

McDonald's Corporation president Don Thompson (AP Photo)

McDonald’s CEO: I lost weight by being more active

NEW YORK (AP) — They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting […]

05/30/2013

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Ohio kidnap case hero gets free McDonald’s food

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house is getting complimentary McDonald’s for the next year. A spokeswoman for Oak […]

05/23/2013

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