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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat…

  • 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…

  • Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to about 53 million vehicles worldwide, stressing that…

  • 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…

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

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors…

  • 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…

  • Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 17th. FICTION 1. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 2. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula…

  • Lumber Liquidators, NetApp are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., down $4.17 to $21.10 The flooring retailer’s…