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  • Groups want review of Shell’s Arctic regulatory filings

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ocean advocacy group and a university law clinic are petitioning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the group call misstatements…

  • Apple’s Mac is selling strong, iPad not so much

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s iPhone was again the company’s star in the first three months of the year. The tech giant sold 61 million iPhones, or 40 percent more than in the same period…

  • Judge says Vermont law on genetically modified food stands

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now…

  • Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company’s future is tied too…

  • Applied Materials’ Tokyo Electron deal ends in DOJ roadblock

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock. The companies said that they were told by the Department of Justice…

  • High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don’t cause any actual…

  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

    ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York’s state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is…

  • Chipotle says removal of GMO ingredients from food complete

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly…

  • Pilot makes emergency landing in eastern Kansas field

    GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — The pilot of a small home-built aircraft was walking around uninjured after making an emergency landing in an eastern Kansas field. The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Ex1jMa) the pilot reported losing…

  • ‘Avengers’ stars wary of artificial intelligence

    BURBANK, California (AP) — The cast of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they’re not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked with the “Ultron”…

  • Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man’s effects on…

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family…

  • Discover discovers Apple Pay for its US cardholders

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced…

  • France’s Capgemini to buy US rival iGate for $4 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — French technology company Capgemini is paying about $4 billion to buy U.S. rival iGate Corp. and expand its presence in North America. Capgemini, based in Paris, provides consulting, technology and outsourcing…

  • Perfume maker bottles scent of dearly departed

    WASHINGTON — The scent of a woman (or a man, for that matter) triggers strong feelings of love, attraction, and comfort — but what happens when that man or woman dies, or is far away?…