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Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:42pm

Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they're in critical condition.

Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:39pm

Payment processing giant Visa on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in its fiscal second-quarter profits from a year earlier on Wednesday, as more shoppers spent money on Visa's network across all its major markets.

Memo: VA pick Jackson said to have crashed car while drunk

Hope Yen, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:35pm

President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member, according to a summary of allegations compiled by Democratic staff of a Senate panel.

Higher menu prices help boost Chipotle key sales figure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:17pm

Chipotle, which recently hired a new CEO from Taco Bell to revitalize its business, saw a key sales figure increase as it raised menu prices in most of its restaurants.

DeLorean widow sues for 'Back to the Future' payments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:16pm

The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean alleges a Texas company has illegally received money from the "Back to the Future" movies that used his iconic car.

Jury deliberations begin in fraud trial of bank executives

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:11pm

After a six-week trial, jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the fraud and conspiracy case against four former executives of the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program.

ConocoPhillips wins $2 billion arbitration against Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:08pm

ConocoPhillips said it won a $2 billion arbitration award against Venezuela's state oil company, compounding the financial woes of the socialist-run nation as it struggles to feed its population.

Mothballed reactors: Fight over South Carolina utility fees

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:03pm

The South Carolina House on Wednesday insisted a utility cut its rate by 18 percent to eliminate a fee customers are paying for two nuclear plants that were abandoned before generating a watt of power.

Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:01pm

Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally.

Stocks close mixed; Dow industrials end a losing streak

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:59pm

A late round of buying erased early losses on Wall Street, leaving major indexes mixed at the close of trading. Bigger companies managed to eke out modest gains, while smaller companies mostly fell.

Ford promises more savings as 1Q earnings rise 9 percent

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:59pm

Ford's net income rose 9 percent in the first quarter due largely to a lower income tax rate, as the automaker promised additional efficiencies in the coming years.

Edwards Lifesciences, General Dynamics slip; Comcast rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:44pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:27pm

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

The Latest: Nashville musicians raising funds for victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:27pm

The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Lee lawyer seeks to block suit over 'Mockingbird' production

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:17pm

A lawyer for the estate of Harper Lee is trying to halt a lawsuit filed by a producer who plans to stage a Broadway production of the writer's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Markets Right Now: Mixed finish for US stock indexes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

Strong travel demand lifts Boeing in first quarter

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:03pm

The desire by people to see the world is giving Boeing a huge lift, and executives at the aircraft maker say travel is a long-term growth industry.

The Latest: S Carolina House takes risk, passes own rate cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:02pm

The Latest on South Carolina's House considering cutting electric rates used to pay for failed nuclear plants (all times local):

Salt Lake County tax hike to proceed if cities give support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:57pm

Salt Lake City-area officials plan to revive a $58 million sales tax hike that voters previously rejected if enough city leaders indicate support.