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  • Recalls this week: Cribs, axes, power furniture

    Cribs and furniture for babies are being recalled this week because they contain excessive levels of lead. Other recalled consumer products include axes with faulty handles and power reclining furniture that can overheat. Here’s a more detailed look: CRIBS DETAILS: Baby’s Dream full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint finish under […]
  • Wal-Mart targets one-time Target stores in Canada

    Wal-Mart, already Canada's biggest retailer, wasted little time in cementing that title after its rival Target retreated back to the U.S.
  • McDonald’s key sales figure dips in April

    McDonald's says a key sales metric edged lower in April, with weakness across most regions.
  • FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

    Federal health regulators have questions about the benefits of an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis, including whether the addition of a second drug ingredient adds to the pill's effectiveness.
  • Switzerland’s Syngenta rejects Monsanto takeover offer

    Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta said Friday that it has rejected a takeover offer from Monsanto Co., a bid that it said greatly undervalued its prospects. Syngenta's shares jumped 17 percent on the interest, however.
  • Portugal is doing better but problems remain, IMF says

    Portugal's economy is improving on the back of short-term benefits but the country still needs to tackle deep-rooted problems that date from before its 2011 bailout, the International Monetary Fund said in a report published Friday.
  • In Tech: Mobile app, mobile phone, online TV

    The iconic designer behind the simulation video games "Sim City" and "The Sims" wants people to tell stories visually on their mobile phones.
  • American Airlines debuts new jet aimed for long flights

    After years of delay, the world's biggest airline is finally using one of the newest passenger jets.
  • AP Exclusive: Chinese banks a haven for web counterfeits

    Kim Sbarcea knew exactly what she wanted. She typed "Tiffany Elsa Peretti mesh earrings" into Google and chanced upon a pair of the $450 earrings for -- deal of deals! -- $32.
  • Listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plant in 2013

    Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation found. The Texas-based company continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and Drug Administration says was inadequate cleaning.