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  • McDonald’s to detail latest turnaround plans

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday. The plans are to be detailed just two months after CEO Steve Easterbrook stepped in to…

  • Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice

    BOSTON (AP) — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their…

  • Summary of winter highway maintenance expenses

    A look at approximate winter maintenance costs from October-March in some of the hardest hit U.S. states. Note some figures would likely increase due to additional late-season storms or as new totals are calculated. Twenty…

  • Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice

    BOSTON (AP) — A harsh winter in much of the country exhausted state snow removal budgets and pushed the resources of transportation agencies to their limits as they fought to keep highways safe and passable.…

  • Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 percent to 4,477.23 and…

  • Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with…

  • China factory index shows fastest deterioration in a year

    HONG KONG (AP) — A report says Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April in a further sign of the weakness in the world’s No. 2 economy. HSBC’s manufacturing index based…

  • 5 Tufts students go on hunger strike over janitor layoffs

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university’s plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May. More than 80 students, janitors and…

  • Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas…

  • Intuit drafting another small business for Super Bowl TV ad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Intuit is looking to draft another small business for some air time in football’s biggest game. The maker of QuickBooks accounting software is planning its second competition in which small companies…

  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage is forcing authorities in Nepal to close the main airport outside Kathmandu to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials say…

  • AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will roll out a new loyalty program, Plenti, on Monday, allowing U.S. shoppers for the first time to earn rewards points through a variety of purchases, from paying a…

  • Washington state officials withdraw shellfish spray permit

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Department of Ecology has canceled a permit to spray pesticides over shellfish beds in two areas, officials said Sunday. The decision to halt the practice in Willapa Bay and Grays…

  • Suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire formally charged

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to an air traffic control facility has been formally charged. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced the charges Friday against 37-year-old Brian Howard of Naperville.…

  • Thousands turn out to clean Milan after May Day clashes

    ROME (AP) — Thousands of Milan residents, led by Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, have marched through Italy’s financial capital to protest violence that left much of downtown trashed on May Day. Hundreds of the marchers on…