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Deadline to file taxes is midnight Wednesday

The deadline to file federal taxes is at midnight Wednesday. Several tax services are busy helping their customers get their returns in on time, and...

Listeria traced to 2nd Blue Bell ice cream production plant

DALLAS — A foodborne illness that contributed to the deaths of three people has been traced to a second production facility operated by Blue Bell Ice Cream,...

Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

WASHINGTON — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over...

Lawsuit could end sports leagues’ all-or-nothing TV packages

NEW YORK — A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that...

Major solar storm hits Earth, may pull northern lights south

WASHINGTON— A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the...

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...

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