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  • Pfizer to help investors with dividend, buybacks

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 higher dividends. At Pfizer's annual meeting in Short Hills, N.J., the Viagra maker said it ...

  • Caterpillar and D.R. Horton are big market movers

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Another goalie switch for the Flyers coming up

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — A tag-team goalie tandem helped the Philadelphia Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals four years ago. They hope it gets them through the first round this spring. Steve Mason will start Friday night when the Flyers ...

  • Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the ...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) 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" ...

  • Cabrera, Scherzer lead Tigers over White Sox 7-4

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Thursday. Cabrera hit a pair of two-out singles for his RBIs. Scherzer (2-1) allowed two runs ...

  • Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights. It said a previously scheduled ...

  • Kosar believes he's off TV for slurred speech

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being ...

  • Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. The agreement announced Thursday averts a ...

  • Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood. Several hundred people have taken to the main thoroughfare of ...

  • Sands 1Q profit beats predictions thanks to Macau

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. says its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau. Billionaire CEO Sheldon Adelson says the company delivered growth in every sector of business in ...

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

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit accusing him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that he is avoiding ...

  • Review: 'The Other Woman' has zip but little else

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) On its surface, "The Other Woman" is a very welcome thing: A movie starring talented, funny women with their own punch lines and everything. In the movies, this is bizarrely rare. But what do the stars in "The Other Woman" ...

  • AP Top Business News At 4:27 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales For airlines not named United, it was a great 1Q FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes ...

  • Tigers 7, White Sox 4

    20 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) Chicago Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi JrDnks cf 5 0 0 0 RDavis lf 5 1 3 2 Semien 3b 4 0 1 0 Kinsler 2b 5 1 1 0 JAreu 1b 5 0 0 0 ...

  • Charges dropped against Tenn. boy in Taos incident

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a teenager whose mother led police on a high-speed chase in a videotaped incident during which a State Police officer fired at her fleeing minivan carrying five children. The son of ...

  • Doctor: Slain Minnesota teen was intoxicated

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner says an 18-year-old woman was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin were fatally shot after breaking into a Minnesota man's home. Dr. Kelly Mills with the Ramsey County Medical ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 4:19 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal NCAA board endorses more power for big schools Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs Kosar believes he's off TV ...

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless ...

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