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Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year....
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank....
DETROIT (AP) -- Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators....
      
Wall Street Journal
A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.
U.S. trademark authorities said Coca-Cola Co. doesn’t have exclusive rights to use “zero’’ even as they agreed to register the common English word for the company’s diet-soda and sports-drink brands.
Verizon Communications and its labor unions have reached an agreement in principle that would end a weekslong labor strike.
Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel’s financial backing of Hulk Hogan’s suit against Gawker is rekindling a debate about disclosing such arrangements.
The world’s biggest energy companies are treating with caution the rally that briefly lifted crude-oil prices over $50 a barrel this week, wary of boosting spending and production too soon.
      
CNNMoney
The FBI has opened a national security investigation into the hacking of Bangladesh's central bank amid signs that the hack might have come from North Korea.

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Verizon and its striking labor unions reached an agreement in principle on Friday to end the massive strike involving 36,000 workers. It's the biggest strike in the U.S. since 2011.

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Janet Yellen hinted again Friday that a June or July interest rate hike is a very real possibility.
Hercules Offshore on Friday said it plans to file its second Chapter 11 filing since August due to financial stress caused by the crash in oil prices.

      
NY Times Business Headlines
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The Fed chief said evidence of a rebound was mounting, but did not suggest that a June rate increase was a foregone conclusion.
Bank shares were higher after the head of the Federal Reserve confirmed it would keep raising interest rates, provided the economy kept improving.
Even when updates increase a home’s price, the increase may not line up with the costs of the changes. Certain changes may even lower a home’s value.
While the top-paid chief executives at the nation’s largest companies received an average of $19 million last year, that figure was down from 2014.
      
USA Today Business Headlines
They will likely return to work next week, labor and union officials say.
     
 
 
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the economy is improving after a first-quarter slump
     
 
 
The Dow Jones industrial average, which kicked off the trading session up 55 points in May, ended up 45 points on the day, a 0.3% bump. The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 0.4% and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.7%.
     
 
 
Defendants allegedly used dozens of fake as they collected millions of dollars in payments.
     
 
 
The declining middle class has become a major theme in this year's presidential election.
     
 
 
      
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