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  • Olive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way

    NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu…

  • Stocks cautious over Greece, China notches another big gain

    TOKYO (AP) — European shares mostly fell Tuesday as markets reopened after holidays in several countries, with concerns over Greece’s debt crisis overshadowing upbeat news from China. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX sank 0.4 percent to…

  • Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track

    Charter Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.…

  • Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country’s…

  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.…

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent…

  • Media CEOs are the highest-paid American executives

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year work in the media industry. The study by the executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press says…

  • IMF official says China’s yuan no longer undervalued

    BEIJING (AP) — The International Monetary Fund no longer believes China’s tightly controlled currency is undervalued, an IMF official said Tuesday, a stance that might help Beijing in its wrangling with Washington over exchange rate…

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent…

  • Media CEOs are the highest-paid American executives

    NEW YORK (AP) — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs…

  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. As…

  • CEO pay: biggest raises and biggest cuts of 2014

    Here is a look at CEOs who received the biggest pay raises and biggest cuts in 2014 compared with 2013, as calculated by the executive pay research firm Equilar for The Associated Press. Whose pay…

  • Health care industry has the highest level of median CEO pay

    Here is a look at median CEO pay by industry last year, as calculated by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. CEOs at health care companies earned the most for the sixth…

  • How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

    For its annual study of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive compensation research firm. Equilar examined the regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 338 companies. Equilar looked at…

  • Ryanair beats forecasts again as annual profits rise 66 pct

    DUBLIN (AP) — Europe’s leading budget airline, Ryanair, has beaten forecasts again, reporting full-year net profits of 867 million euros ($949 million), 66 percent higher than the year before. The Dublin-based airline said Tuesday it…