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Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally....
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Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....
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IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....
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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

NEW YORK (AP) -- Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business....
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US stocks close higher for third day in a row

Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data....
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Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges....
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Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided....
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Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Supreme Court should rule that It is a crime for politicians to lie or issue false statements in the midst of an election? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
100%
Total Votes: 3

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Social Security Administration's policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments is fair?

No:
54%
Yes:
46%
Total Votes: 5,100