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  • NLRB alleges that McDonald’s Corp. violates worker rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Friday designated McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” with franchisees at nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants, delivering a big win to unions. The board’s general counsel’s office ruled…

  • Kim Jong Un game spoof ‘Glorious Leader!’ moving forward

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of…

  • 2014 Final Baseball Payrolls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Final 2014 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner’s office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of…

  • Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday…

  • Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wire

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up…

  • T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services

    WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced…

  • Vikings VP helps in fighting cancer

    A Minnesota Vikings vice president and his wife have donated $1 million to children’s cancer care. Kevin Warren, who handles legal affairs for the team, and wife Greta, have donated the money to the University…

  • Update on the latest business

    WALL STREET Stocks little changed after two-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes are little changed as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. After gaining more than 700 points in two…

  • Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

    MIAMI (AP) — Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba’s most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here’s a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loosened restrictions on cigars: –…

  • Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

    MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items…

  • Amazon, Macmillan reach multiyear deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another major publisher has reached a multiyear deal with Amazon.com. Amazon and Macmillan CEO John Sargent confirmed this week that they had agreed to terms for both print and electronic books.…

  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete. Don’t fret — you aren’t alone. The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping…

  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options

    ATLANTA (AP) — What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. ___ – Nikon D750 camera ($2,300 body only; $3,000 kit…

  • Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, revenue down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blackberry reported an adjusted profit for its fiscal third quarter but its revenue fell, missing analysts’ estimates. Its shares fell almost 6 percent in morning trading Friday, Blackberry was considered a…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Convicted spy’s parents searching for son after Cuba-US relations breakthrough HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they…