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AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world's largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Wal-Mart...

Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart’s US workers to get pay raises

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest private employer, is giving raises...

As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law

WASHINGTON — Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law...

Lawsuit claiming needles in Burger King food heads to trial

HONOLULU — A lawsuit filed by a retired soldier who says he swallowed needles in a Burger King sandwich is headed for trial after...

RadioShack files for bankruptcy, plans deal with Sprint

NEW YORK — A diminished RadioShack will live on, but its future may lie with Sprint. Struggling consumer electronics chain RadioShack, founded nearly a century...

Why you should, and shouldn’t, worry about measles

NEW YORK — Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. A recent outbreak tied to Disneyland has...

Pennsylvania groundhog ‘forecasts’ 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members...

Analysis: Day-by-day, evidence of oil-collapse pain mounts

NEW ORLEANS — Businesses and households have lower energy and product costs and Louisiana motorists can pump gasoline for less than $2 a gallon...

Bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports passes

WASHINGTON — Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a...

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired —...

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