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  • Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came…

  • Whole Foods forecasts key sales figure could slip for year

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. says its sales at established locations slipped in its fiscal first quarter, and forecast the figure to be flat to down 2 percent for the year. The…

  • Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles

    DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors says its net loss more than doubled to $320 million in the fourth quarter, hurt by lower-than-planned production of its new Model X SUV. The loss, equal…

  • Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb.…

  • VW, Audi, BMW recall nearly 1.7M vehicles in air bag mess

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata air bag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The moves announced Wednesday bring to just…

  • Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending…

  • HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO…

  • President: Czechs paid $6.2M ransom to Pakistan kidnappers

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic paid a ransom for the release of two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013, President Milos Zeman said Wednesday. Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka were on…

  • Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process. As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients…

  • Nissan quarterly profit up on healthy sales; keeps forecasts

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Wednesday a 25 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter profit to 127.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) on strong sales. Nissan Motor Co. reported a 101.8 billion yen profit for…

  • Key developments following North Korea’s rocket launch

    North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday’s launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang’s use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says…

  • 840,000 Mercedes-Benz cars, SUVs in U.S. recalled

    The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. It also includes 2007-2014 Sprinter and Freightliner vans.

  • Haslam-owned chain exec advised ‘say one thing, do another’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former top executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam advised sales staff to “Say one thing, do another,” when…

  • APNewsBreak: Review critical of workplace safety policy

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the state child welfare agency’s safety policy didn’t have comprehensive measures to protect employees from workplace assaults when a social worker was shot dead outside her office…

  • Viacom CEO defends self in testy exchange on 1Q results

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom Inc. CEO Philippe Dauman defended himself in a testy exchange with analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday after the media company behind MTV and Paramount Pictures missed revenue…