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  • Single-serve pods may be reducing demand for coffee

    WASHINGTON – If you’re a coffee drinker, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with single-serve brewing made popular by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. The surge in popularity of single-serve pods and accompanying machines is putting…

  • Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won’t end soon. Its quarterly earnings results on…

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for…

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet,…

  • Judge halts worker’s comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator’s efforts to seek a worker’s compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ A small victory for fliers: summer domestic fares fall $2.01 After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average…

  • Halliburton says has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil’s drop

    HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton Co. has cut 9,000 jobs — more than 10 percent of its workforce — in about six months and is considering more cost-cutting moves as falling oil prices sap demand for…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer Standings

    Through April 19 1. Chevrolet, 58 (4) 2. Ford, 50 (2) 3. Toyota, 44 (2)

  • Cardinal Health paying $26.8 million in FTC settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Health will pay $26.8 million as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it monopolized the sale in 25 markets of diagnostic drugs known as low-energy…

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

    NEW YORK (AP) — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks gain, rebounding from Friday’s slump NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up today, rebounding from a big slump on Friday. Good first-quarter earnings reports gave the market a boost. Hasbro…

  • L’Oreal reports higher first quarter sales

    PARIS (AP) — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal says it pulled in 6.44 billion euros ($6.9 billion) in sales in the first quarter, 14 percent higher than a year earlier thanks to double-digit growth across its…

  • 5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Organic Food

    Anyone with a family knows how expensive buying groceries can be. Even if you don’t have a family, you have likely noticed. In fact, a recent Gallup poll shows that 59 percent of Americans are…

  • Summer Airfares to Domestic, European Destinations Drop

    (ARLINGTON, Va.) — If you’re flying somewhere this summer, you might be able to save a few bucks. According to a new survey out Monday, the average cost of a domestic flight between the Memorial…

  • UK fish sticks maker taken over for $2.8 billion

    LONDON (AP) — Nomad Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Iglo Foods Holding Ltd., the frozen food company that introduced fish sticks to Britain in the 1950s, for 2.6 billion euros ($2.8 billion). Based in…