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  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK’d tax breaks for nonprofits

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In the Clinton administration’s final months, then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took an active role in White House efforts to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors…

  • Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled…

  • BlackBerry CEO compensation package value drops 96 per cent

    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry chief executive John Chen saw the value of his total pay package drop 96 percent to US$3.4 million last year as he worked to turn around the money-losing company. Most of…

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    DENVER (AP) — They’re ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 24-30. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though…

  • Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers…

  • Husband, wife plead not guilty in bourbon theft ring

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An attorney says the wife of the alleged leader of a bourbon theft ring in Kentucky was unaware of the whiskey barrels found on her property that unraveled the scheme. Gilbert…

  • Expedia sells stake in Chinese travel service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Expedia sold its entire stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million. The news sent shares of the online travel…

  • 8 DIY projects to add curb appeal for under $50

    Looking to sell your home? Or maybe you just want to feel proud of the place as you swing in the driveway each evening? Either way, you can add some serious curb appeal without making…

  • Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch’s

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, which will end family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru. Frisch’s…

  • Chicago’s O’Hare Airport building new rental car hub

    CHICAGO (AP) — O’Hare International Airport in Chicago is bringing all of its scattered rental car facilities together under one roof in a $782 million project. The nine-level facility will also include more than 2,600…

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    DENVER (AP) — They’re ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for…

  • Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. The company recalled all its products last month…

  • The latest things to know about the Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Out of concern for the safety of drivers, the U.S. government may step in to manage a giant recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. On Thursday, the government’s National Highway…