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  • Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:43 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contain eggs, an undeclared allergen.

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

  • Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:38 pm
  • Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.

  • Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:47 pm
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:43 am
  • DETROIT - Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.

  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:34 am
  • BEIJING - Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:13 pm
  • WHITEHOUSE STATION, New Jersey - U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

  • Weibo shares jump in market debut 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:46 pm
  • Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.

  • Barnes & Noble and IBM are big market movers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

  • Exercise devices recalled over safety risk 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Ontel Products Corp. is recalling 170,000 Isometric exercise devices known as the ISO7X due to the risk that the handle grips will break and send parts flying.

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:14 pm
  • NEW YORK - Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite.

  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:04 pm
  • DETROIT - A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.

  • Japanese firm to open production plant in Alabama 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:46 am
  • VANCE, Alabama - A Japanese automotive supplier is planning to open a new production facility in Tuscaloosa County, the latest addition to the area's growing automotive industry.

  • Webberville Civil War veteran gets memorial 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:26 am
  • WEBBERVILLE, Michigan - David Emmons, who grew up on a farm near Webberville, was 22 when he enlisted in the Grand Army of the Republic in January of 1864.

  • Georgia State appoints first innovation officer 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 am
  • ATLANTA - Georgia State University officials say the school has appointed its first chief innovation officer.

  • APNewsBreak: Oracle says it's not to blame 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:28 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project's main technology contractor says it's not to blame for the failed launch of Oregon's health insurance exchange.

  • Gap outlines growth plans for China 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:32 pm
  • NEW YORK - Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market.

  • Appeals court: Consumer case improperly sealed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:22 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A company that sued to keep a complaint about one of its products out of a publicly accessible federal database was improperly allowed to wage its battle in secret, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:09 pm
  • LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

  • McAuliffe announces 500 jobs coming to central Va. 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:07 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County.

  • St. Jude Medical 1st-quarter profit rises 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:52 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical's first-quarter net income rose almost 12 percent, helped by higher sales of its implantable defibrillators and devices that treat a type of irregular heartbeat.

  • GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:10 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:58 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.