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AP Exclusive: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts.
IPhone 6's popularity drives Apple's China share to record
A consumer survey shows the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple's market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.
Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
Toyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO
Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.
McDonald's to use chicken without certain antibiotics
McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.
Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February
U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.
SolarCity to offer financing in New Mexico
A California-based company is expanding to New Mexico in hopes of growing the number of homes outfitted with solar panels.
Michigan Democrats seek 20 percent renewable power by 2022
Democrats are calling for Michigan to double the amount of electricity that comes from wind and other renewable sources.
Columbus-built Airbus gets FAA airworthiness approval
The first Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopter completely assembled in the U.S. has received airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.
FCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.
US running out of room to store oil, price collapse next?
The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it.
FDA issues warning on men's testosterone drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of U.S. men, saying the popular treatments have never been proven safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue.
Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe
Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.
Popeye's CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus
Popeye's CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken.
State hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short
Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion hospital to care for the poor and uninsured, but the manager of the soon-to-be-opened medical center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short.
Budget carrier flydubai posts profit of $68M for 2014
The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.
Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics
Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars sports cars aimed at a growing global automarket.
BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software
BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.
Powdered alcohol ban advancing in Colorado
A powdered alcohol ban is advancing in the state Legislature, though sponsors insist the ban is more of a "time-out" to figure out how to regulate a product that doesn't exist yet.
Uber drivers descend on Capitol
More than 100 drivers for the new ride-hailing service Uber Technologies are at the state Capitol, hoping to urge Connecticut legislators to allow them to keep operating in the state.
Morgan Stanley expects lawsuit from NY Attorney General
Morgan Stanley, which agreed to a $2.6 billion settlement with the federal government last week, says it expects to be sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over subprime mortgage bonds.
Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system
A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.
US stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points
The U.S. stock indexes headed higher as deals and economic news gave the market a lift.
Google to offer own cellular network plan
Google will soon be offering cellular network plans.
Monaco latest to ink accord with Italy to end bank secrecy
The principality of Monaco has signed an accord with Italy aimed at ending banking secrecy, days after Switzerland and Liechtenstein inked similar pledges to exchange financial information with Rome.
Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award
The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Congress' dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight
Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
China's manufacturing measure shows contraction for February
An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still shows contraction amid China's economy slowdown.
O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign.
Permit for medical marijuana shop approved in Carson City
Despite opposition, Carson City planning commissioners have approved a special use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary.
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