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  • Caesars Entertainment plans to manage hotel in Baja, Mexico

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino company says it plans to build a beachfront non-casino hotel in the Mexican city of Puerto Los Cabos. Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora announced Wednesday that the $200 million Caesars Palace resort will be the company’s first Mexico property. Plans call for 500 rooms […]
  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday that at least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The agency says […]
  • Regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal regulators say LendingClub failed to properly disclose fees on loans that it advertised as having “no hidden fees,” but the company disputes that. The Federal Trade Commission says the San Francisco-based company often charged hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fees and didn’t properly disclose them. LendingClub says it […]
  • Officials: 2 teens stabbed waiting for Philadelphia subway

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two 17-year-old boys were stabbed waiting for a subway train after school in Philadelphia, and police say they’re in critical condition. It happened at a bustling downtown station just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, not long after public schools let out. The boys were waiting on the eastbound platform at the 8th Street […]
  • Maryland reaches $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen

    Maryland has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates for using devices in cars that violated the state’s environmental laws. The $33.5 million settlement announced Wednesday includes a $29 million civil penalty. Under the arrangement, Volkswagen also agrees to introduce additional battery electric vehicles in the state. The “defeat devices” […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s troubles with Russian election meddlers, “fake news” and misused data have dominated headlines globally and caused endless headaches for the social media site. But it’s not affecting the site’s bottom line, as advertisers continue to flock to Facebook in droves. There is […]
  • DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the “Back to the Future” movies that used his iconic car. The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors known simply as “the DeLorean,” was featured in the 1985 movie starring Michael […]
  • ConocoPhillips wins $2 billion arbitration against Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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. The award represents the equivalent of more than 20 percent of the cash-strapped Venezuelan government’s foreign currency reserves. The Houston-based company said […]
  • Missouri Supreme Court weighs whether ‘sex’ bias covers LGBT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender student and a gay man argued before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday that state law protects LGBT rights even though sexual orientation or gender aren’t mentioned in its human rights statute. The court heard cases involving a transgender student kept from a boys’ locker room and […]
  • Visa 2Q profits jump, helped by more spending on its network

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The San Francisco-based company said it earned $2.61 billion in the period ending March 30, or $1.11 […]
  • Edwards Lifesciences, General Dynamics slip; Comcast rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Comcast Corp., up 91 cents to $34.26 The cable company had a solid first quarter and offered to buy U.K. broadcaster Sky for $30 billion. Texas Instruments Inc., up $4.58 to $103 The chipmaker’s profit and revenue came out ahead of Wall Street […]
  • Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s troubles with Russian election meddlers , “fake news ” and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don’t seem to be affecting Facebook’s bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook’s revenue, which largely derives from ads, soared 49 percent to $12 […]
  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    U.S. stocks pushed higher Wednesday afternoon and managed a mixed finish after a sharp loss the day before. Indexes had tumbled earlier as investors worried that growing costs for critical materials along with rising interest rates will affect profit growth for companies. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index picked up 4.84 points, or 0.2 percent, […]
  • New Chipotle CEO plans menu ‘tweaks,’ and maybe drive-thrus

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new CEO at Chipotle plans to make “simple menu tweaks,” redesign its restaurants and expand its delivery service in the coming months. Another longer-term possibility: drive-thrus, which CEO Brian Niccol said are an “interesting proposition for Chipotle.” Niccol didn’t offer specifics on his plans, which he discussed for the first […]
  • Ford promises more savings as 1Q earnings rise 9 percent

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it has found billions more in cost efficiencies than promised earlier, including plans to cut all but two car models in North America as it moves to become leaner to compete in a fast-changing global marketplace. Due to declining customer demand and profitability, Ford will shed all but the […]