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  • LONDON— Britain's retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess. "The royals having a baby girl is most likely to result in a financial windfall for everyone— U.K. tourism and retailers alike," said Tonya Williams Bradford, a marketing expert at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. People want to copy what the...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year. That means groundfishermen who catch fish like cod, haddock and pollock in New England waters will likely have to start paying the cost around August. Among the challenges facing the...

  • WEST CHARLTON, N.Y.— In an online profile of "Our Farmers," New York City milk bottler Elmhurst Dairy tells the story of how David Wood bought his first two calves as a part-time hobby in 1970 and grew his Saratoga County farm to more than a thousand Holsteins, whose milk is trucked every day to its plant in Queens. Elmhurst abruptly cut ties with Wood's seven-farmer...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to back trade legislation that President Barack Obama wants— and help get Democrats on board. Boehner says Republican votes alone aren't enough to give Obama the negotiating authority to complete an Asia-Pacific trade deal. He tells NBC's "Meet the Press"...

  • DETROIT, May 3- Detroit's automakers, on track for their best sales year since 2006, may want to brace themselves for rockier times ahead. Auto executives say the industry is as healthy as it's been since being restructured in 2009. But judging by the recent stock performance of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automotive, investors have a less...

  • Some make nothing at all when Congress is in recess. Members of the House and Senate collect their $174,000 annual salaries whether Congress is making laws, taking a break or causing a partial government shutdown. "This is the most important building in the world," said Sontia Bailey, who works the cash register and stocks the shelves at the "Refectory" takeout on the...

  • BEIJING— A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. The 8,175- kilometer flight from Nanjing in eastern China to Hawaii— which may take off Thursday, depending on weather— is the seventh of 12 flights.

  • Customer service Twitter accounts for Dish Network and Cox Communications asked users whether they ordered standard definition or high definition feeds of the fight, indicating there may be issues with the standard definition feed. A similar account for DirecTV referred users toward a troubleshooting website. "We're seeing and gracefully managing a lot...

  • Jim Lampley, the main telecaster for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown in Las Vegas told viewers Saturday night that "electronic overload" caused cable and satellite operators to ask for a delay. Customer service Twitter accounts for Dish Network and Cox Communications asked users whether they ordered standard definition or high definition...

  • OREM, Utah— A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said. The 31- year-old male shooter was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect, investigators said.

  • The legislation passed Friday clears the way for a possible takeover of Maui Memorial Medical Center by the nonprofit Hawaii Pacific Health or another operator, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. Maui region managers of the state's public hospital network have been discussing a possible takeover with Hawaii Pacific Health for about six months.

  • "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual shareholders' meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. While he often emphasizes the importance of not basing long-term investing decisions on short-term economic expectations, his views on the U.S. and global economies...

  • *Buffett defends 3 G cost-cutting, Clayton Homes. OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The federal government's new standards for shipping crude oil by rail will have a significant impact on Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad and its Union Tank Car business. Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett says he hasn't studied the rules closely yet because they were announced last week— just before his annual shareholder meeting.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday denied that he had any anti-union agenda, as the NetJets luxury aviation unit of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc tries to end roughly two years of contentious contract talks with its pilots. Buffett spoke at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, as some NetJets pilots picketed outside. The NetJets Association...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday. "Dave Goldberg was an amazing person, and I am glad I got to know him," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

  • LAS VEGAS— A federal judge in Las Vegas has issued an order barring Allegiant Air pilots from going on strike while mediation is under way in their labor dispute. Allegiant, which is based in Las Vegas, said in a statement that the order will prevent disruption of travel for thousands of passengers. Allegiant specializes in flying travelers from smaller cities to...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief investment officer of Wedgewood Partners Inc..

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators have rejected a Rhode Island man's request for an investigation into low-speed unintended acceleration problems with Toyota Corolla compact cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted on its website Saturday, said it put over 2,000 miles on a 2010 Corolla owned by Bob Ruginis, of Bristol,...

  • LOS ANGELES— The California Legislature is considering multiple— and conflicting— plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the move toward state control comes as various proposals are being floated for the ballot next year to legalize recreational...