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Parents recreate closed Blockbuster store for autistic son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42am

When an autistic Texas man's favorite video store closed, his parents surprised him by bringing part of it home.

The Latest: Ryan says health law proposal winning support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:42am

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):

Utah restaurants, bars must hang sign affirming intentions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:36am

A new law requires bar and restaurant owners in Utah to hang a sign by their door disclosing the business' serving intentions.

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32am

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.

Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:32am

Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster.

The Latest: Syria condemns Turkish attack on Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:22am

The Latest on Syria (all times local):

The Latest: Macron wants more retraining for French workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:20am

The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Stocks hold steady ahead of tax-plan announcement

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:14am

Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy.

Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:14am

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third mainly due to an improved performance in Europe and by its luxury Maserati brand.

Coke offers its namesake drink with fiber in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Coke's flagship cola is being sold as a health drink of sorts in Japan, with a version that promises to deliver fiber.

Illinois board to consider Hastert's state lawmaker pension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Illinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker served in the state's General Assembly.

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FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer.

Japan PM to visit Russia, Britain amid North Korean tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:42am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects aimed at a possible breakthrough in their decades-old island dispute.

Hershey tops 1Q profit forecasts, but revenue falls short

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:42am

Hershey Co. on Wednesday reported a steep slide in first-quarter profit on a hefty charge, but the results still topped Wall Street expectations.

Higher prices help sales as PepsiCo works to adapt brands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:22am

Higher prices helped lift PepsiCo's sales in the first quarter, as the maker of Doritos, Gatorade and Quaker worked on transforming its lineup of products to keep up with changing tastes.

The Latest: Treasury chief cites 'largest tax reform' ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:03am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times EDT):

Romania: hundreds of taxis, buses protest against Uber

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:52am

Hundreds of taxi and bus drivers protested outside Romania's government offices on Wednesday to demand that Uber and other online ride service be outlawed.

EU expresses hope of Greek bailout cash payment soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:50am

The European Union's head office says Greece is delivering on its fiscal targets and that an agreement to hand more bailout cash to Athens could come next month.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump to propose 'biggest tax cut' and 'largest tax reform in US history'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:40am

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump to propose 'biggest tax cut' and 'largest tax reform in US history'