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  • Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars…

  • Senate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the…

  • The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 27, 2015: iTunes Movies US Charts 1. American Sniper 2. Taken 3 3. Interstellar 4. The Imitation Game 5. Cake 6. Paddington 7. Wild 8. Hot Tub…

  • Stocks mostly higher as company earnings reports pour in

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Tuesday afternoon, erasing losses from earlier in the day, as investors worked through the latest round of earnings reports. Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported…

  • House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. The provision by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American from Florida, would…

  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O’Hare…

  • LG’s new G4 phones will have leather backs

    NEW YORK (AP) — LG is making smartphones with leather backs as it seeks to distinguish its phones from Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. The message at Tuesday’s announcement of the new G4: We’re…

  • Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared progress Tuesday in trade talks between their two nations, stopping short of announcing a breakthrough in negotiations that are central to a…

  • Shuster hasn’t considered recusal after dating lobbyist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House transportation committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel’s work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist. GOP…

  • NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “distraction.” In a letter to team owners, Goodell said that the league office and its management…

  • McCormick & Co. to keep headquarters in Baltimore County

    SPARKS, Md. (AP) — McCormick & Co. announced that it will keep its corporate headquarters in Baltimore County after a monthslong relocation search that could have seen the company leave Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reports…

  • UPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion

    DALLAS (AP) — UPS boosted first-quarter earnings by 14 percent as things like charging more for bulky but lightweight boxes helped increase U.S. revenue. The domestic growth offset international revenue that was hurt because sales…

  • Defense: No evidence of Hamptons rape to support charges

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A defense attorney says there are inconsistencies in an Irish tourist’s testimony that she was raped in 2013 by a New York City investment banker she met at a Hamptons nightclub.…

  • Oklahoma court favors Continental CEO in $1B divorce case

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the ex-wife of billionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm in their near-$1 billion divorce settlement. In a 7-2 decision Tuesday, the state’s highest…

  • AP Source: Jets fined $100K by NFL for tampering

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New York Jets have been fined $100,000 by the NFL for tampering because of owner Woody Johnson’s comments in December about Darrelle…