Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation....
Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue....
Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea....
Russian social media CEO quits, flees country
MOSCOW (AP) -- The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership....
Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) -- Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming....
In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192....
Asian stocks mixed on Obama visit, US dip
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama....
US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have petitioned the administrative judge of Allegheny County Courts to remove the receiver appointed by the court to oversee the August Wilson Center bankruptcy. The mayor and the county executive charge that receiver Judith Fitzgerald has "not maintained the public interest of preserving the center as a public asset" and favor a bid to make the center a commercial enterprise.
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