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  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug…

  • Court: Iowa casino doesn’t have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “The reels have rolled your way!…

  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here’s how to use it

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t bought one yet will likely face a wait. Apple’s retail stores…

  • Taking the abs out of Abercrombie: retailer tones down sexy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors. The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake brand and Hollister,…

  • Midwest pheasant producers are nervous as bird flu spreads

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Game bird producers in the Midwest are ramping up disease prevention measures in an effort to shield their multi-billion-dollar industry from the highly contagious avian influenza outbreak sweeping the region’s…

  • Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. The recall covers certain 2012 through 2014 Ford Fiestas, and…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Amazon, Google lift technology stocks NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street, helped by gains in big technology companies. Amazon soared 15 percent after revealing…

  • Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

    DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won’t fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra…

  • GM CEO Barra’s compensation triples to $15.8 million

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s compensation more than tripled in 2014 to $15.8 million in her tumultuous first year in the automaker’s top job. Barra and other top executives got only 74…

  • The 5 most dangerous words in investing

    WASHINGTON — How many times have you said, “I didn’t see that coming!” Perhaps you weren’t paying attention or didn’t expect a certain result. There’s a similar expression that I often hear from clients and…

  • What could McDonald’s do to fix its business?

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to McDonald’s, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald’s CEO…

  • Bangladesh mourns anniversary of garment factory disaster

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on the second anniversary of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people.…

  • How to buy safe shrimp without going broke

    WASHINGTON — Americans are eating more shrimp than ever — about three times more than 35 years ago, Consumer Reports says — but that means shrimp is coming from many more places than in the…

  • Poland protests Mattel game that refers to ‘Nazi Poland’

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recalls a party game and corrects a card that refers to “Nazi Poland,” officials said Friday. Poles find such language offensive because…

  • 4 ways color choices can cost or save you money

    Henry Ford famously said “any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black,” and from 1914 to 1926 the company’s cars did, in fact, only come…