Wet summer results in lower sugar cane production

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) - A wet summer is resulting in lowered production for sugar cane farmers.    The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1o0gw1t ) reports the Sugar Ca..
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Wal-Mart recalling 174,000 dolls over burn risk

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling 174,000 dolls because the toy can overheat and potentially burn consumers.    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Co..
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IRS says bitcoin will be taxed like property

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property - not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday.    The IRS says bitcoin is n..
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Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned ..
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Bangladesh factory collapse victims want aid

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of a global compensation deal, but dozens of peopl..
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Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.    The coffee company says it is looking to expand al..
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Oprah gives Starbucks a celebrity shot

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday.    The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage t..
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AP source: US to announce $1.2B Toyota settlement

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp., concluding a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of ..
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Yellen to enter spotlight as new leader of Fed

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors will be watching closely Wednesday for any hints of how a Janet Yellen-led Federal Reserve might differ from the path set by her predecessor, Ben Bernan..
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Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70..
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Hertz spinning off its equipment rental business

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hertz plans to spin off its equipment rental business into a separate publicly traded company.    The car rental company says it will receive abo..
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Wal-Mart to accept video game trade-ins in stores

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to expand its video game trade-in program to its stores, offering store credit for thousands of video games.    The world's largest re..
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States looking at $0 community college tuition

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to ..
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US trade group: Spending on pets at all-time high

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dogs and cats have become part of the American family's inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to..
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Top car picks for 2014

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Consumer Reports has released its Top Pick cars for 2014. To find the best of the best, Consumer Reports tested more than 260 cars, drove hundreds of thousands of miles and put the..
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Europe makes a stink about American cheese names

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is sayin..
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The Internet celebrates 25 years of existence

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

CNN - Think back to your life before your smartphone. Or, if you can, to life before shopping, researching, and messaging via the internet. The World Wide Web has made life a lot e..
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Survey: Employers announced plans for fewer layoffs in Febru

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

UNDATED (AP) - Fewer workers were losing their jobs last month, according to outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.    Challenger says job cuts a..
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Target exec's departure puts spotlight on CIOs

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - The departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executiv..
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Staples to shutter 225 stores as sales move online

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Brad Wilson

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Staples will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs annually by 2015.   ..
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