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AP Business Headlines
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal regulators' long-delayed clean-up for a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents about the possibility of future exposures....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook....
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Boeing is selling off giant equipment from a military-jet plant in an auction that will close a chapter in Southern California’s history as an aerospace manufacturing center.
Congressional tax writers are getting behind a major new tax break for profits made on patent portfolios as part of their ongoing quest to identify ways to make the U.S. tax code business-friendlier.
“Frozen” continues to keep Walt Disney Co. smoking hot more than a year after its release. Disney reported a better-than-expected rise in revenue for the first three months of the year as continued strength at its television networks and consumer products businesses offset weakness at its movie studio.
A federal judge on Tuesday indicated that how he interprets the food distribution marketplace will be the key factor in deciding whether to block the planned merger of rivals Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc.
Bertelsmann has bought companies at a pace of more than one a month since early 2014. While the media company, which owns Random House, says its core publishing business is performing well, it says diversification will continue.
CNNMoney Headlines
Wall Street was not impressed with the turnaround plan from McDonald's. Its shares fell Monday and just about every other burger stock went up. That's a bad sign.
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Jobs at Disney, the NCAA and UPS, as well as warehouse, babysitting and journalism jobs are some of the most searched on Google in 2015.
Sheryl Sandberg made her first public comments about her late husband Dave Goldberg in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
There's talk of a turning point for oil. Expect gas prices at the pump to climb as well.
NY Times Business Headlines
Google is trying to get advertisers to spend more on mobile screens that account for a majority of searches in the United States.

Most hedge funds were poor performers in 2014; only half of the top 10 earners beat the S.&P. 500 — yet the top 25 earned $11.62 billion.

The price of oil jumped above $60 a barrel for the first time this year, lifting oil giants like Chevron.

A measure would give the intelligence services the right to gather potentially unlimited electronic data from Internet communications, and to tap cellphones and capture text messages.

The restaurant chain wants to banish a variety of artificial preservatives, flavors and colors, as well as different kinds of sweeteners and meat from animals raised with antibiotics.

USA Today Business Headlines
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a 6-year high, rising to $51.4 billion in March.
Tax body giving out potentially billions in credits to taxpayers who don't qualify.
Former CEO ran the personal computer maker for nearly six years.
Survey says 20% expect to keep on working as long as possible.
The 40-hour workweek was promoted by Henry Ford so people would have time to buy stuff.
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