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Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:17am

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.

Fewer immigrants without status since 2009-report

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

A new study shows the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has fallen to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status.

US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy.

Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors apologized to investors and faced a series of protesters Tuesday at the first big shareholder meeting since a scandal over sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation.

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices.

ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:09am

Southeast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they gather in an annual summit in Manila this week, but a draft of a communique to be issued at the end of the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on a conflict that has increasingly alarmed Asian and Western governments.

Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:02am

Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results.

Ivanka Trump defends father, brushes aside groans in Berlin

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:00am

Ivanka Trump brushed aside groans and hisses Tuesday over her father's track record and defended his attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing as a White House adviser.

The Latest: Ivanka Trump visits training center in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:00am

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The Latest: Group member removed from Wells Fargo meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:56am

The Latest on Wells Fargo's annual meeting after a scandal over the bank's sales practices (all times local):

Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:56am

In a move that further cements Russia's control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of millions in unpaid bills.

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:45am

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to a presidential tool he once derided. But Trump's frequent use of the executive order points to his struggles getting legislation through a Congress controlled by his own party and few of the orders themselves appear to deliver the sweeping changes the president has promised.

FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:42am

Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

Grain mixed, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:40am

Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

Eurozone deficit down to lowest level since early 2008

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

Following years of budget restraint, particularly in Greece, government deficits across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday.

Former AG Sally Yates to testify May 8 in Russia probe

Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:33am

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Senate committee announced Tuesday.

US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels.

JetBlue's profit sinks 59 percent as fuel costs rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:22am

JetBlue's first-quarter profit sank 59 percent from a year ago as fuel costs and other expenses rose and the airline made less revenue from every seat flown.

The Latest: Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:06am

The Latest on Congress and efforts to avert a government shutdown by week's end (all times local):