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Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Street

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:04am

Costly product recalls and lower sales took a bite out of Ford's first-quarter profit.


Trump says US won't leave NAFTA _ for now

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all."

AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 11:03am

The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But a new poll finds that the majority of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily.

US stock indexes flitter in mixed day for markets

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:25am

U.S. stock indexes flittered up and down Thursday, as a slump in energy stocks offset advances made by Under Armour, PayPal and other companies reporting stronger-than-expected profits.

Why Trump tax cut may not deliver the boost White House says

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:24am

President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing.

South Dakota man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:24am

A South Dakota man is suing Coca-Cola after allegedly finding a mouse in a can of soda.

After Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:14am

After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday.

The Latest: Speaker will set health care vote when ready

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 10:10am

The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame.

House seeks charges for tech official in Clinton email case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:57am

A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting the head of a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.

American gives employees pay raises; Wall Street balks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

American Airlines is giving pay raises to its pilots and flight attendants, who have complained they are paid less that peers at other airlines. Wall Street isn't happy.

Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for homes amid lagging inventory.

US unemployment claims tick up but remain at low level

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remained at a low level that suggests most workers enjoy job security.

Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.03 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent.

Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a complex it operates east of Houston.

Insurance agent pleads guilty in $8.2M promissory note scam

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:46am

A Pittsburgh-area insurance agent has pleaded guilty in a promissory note scam that federal prosecutors say defrauded customers out of $8.2 million since 2002.

The Latest: US wants early results from NKorea pressure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:40am

The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

Major Boston teaching hospital offering buyouts to 1,600

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:37am

One of Boston's most prestigious teaching hospitals is offering voluntary buyouts to 1,600 employees as a way to rein in costs during a period of uncertainty in the health care business.

United to offer bumped flyers up to $10,000 after video flap

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:30am

United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 9:02am

A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.