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  • The Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— It's time to play the music. The Muppets are appearing in skits and other online videos with several YouTube stars, including Mike Tompkins, Lindsey Stirling, Elliott Morgan and John and Hank Green. The videos were filmed on location at YouTube Space LA, a new production facility operated by the streaming service in West Los Angeles.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks are moving slightly higher in midday trading, building on their gains from Friday. Cognizant Technology Solutions jumped 9 percent, the most in the S&P 500 index, after the consulting company reported earnings that beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Oil slipped 38 cents to $58.76 a barrel.

  • *Corn falls for third day on fast planting pace. "I've heard some talk that China has an increased appetite for oil, said Bill Gentry, broker at Risk Management Associates." Corn was anchored by expectations that a U.S. Department of Agriculture report on Monday afternoon will show that farmers seeded huge chunks of their acreage in the past week.

  • Treasuries prices turned slightly negative while hewing to narrow ranges on Monday, marking a mixture of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. I think the market is looking for some stability and toward Friday's payrolls data, "said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor...

  • CENTENNIAL, Colo.— The trial of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes has resumed with testimony about a call made from his cellphone to the University of Colorado hospital moments before the 2012 attack. Defense attorney Katherine Spengler said the call made from Holmes' phone was to a hospital hotline. But Kelly O'Connor, the hospital's director of...

  • *Upbeat German data helps push Europe shares higher. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields rose as investors shook off deflation fears that had gnawed European bonds. When viewed with a report from the European Central...

  • KANSAS CITY, Kan.— General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday. CEO Mary Barra and GM North America and Global Chevrolet President Alan Batey were at the plant Monday to announce the investment and celebrate as the company...

  • *McDonald's down after revealing turnaround plan. *AMC, Cognizant hit record high after results. May 4- Wall Street was up on Monday morning as healthcare stocks rose for a second straight session and new orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their biggest increase in eight months in March.

  • NEW YORK— Pinnacle Entertainment, which is in process of splitting into two companies, confirmed Monday that it is in talks to sell its real estate assets to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.. In March, casino property owner Gaming and Leisure Properties publicly announced that it offered to buy Pinnacle's real estate assets in a deal it valued at $4.1 billion,...

  • May 4- Corinthian Colleges Inc, the for-profit college operator hamstrung by federal and state investigations, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware on Monday, about a week after announcing it would shutter its remaining campuses and cease operations. In April, the Department of Education fined Corinthian $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to...

  • Delta reports dip in key revenue figure for April Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines Inc. says a key revenue figure fell in April compared with a year ago as fuel surcharges declined and the strong dollar reduced the value of tickets sold overseas. Delta says demand for travel within the U.S. remains stable, with rising passenger traffic. Shares of Atlanta- based Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline, slipped 28 cents to...

  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control last Friday certified a permit sought by Spectrum GEO. The previous week the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources approved permits for both Spectrum and GX Technology. Regulators in North Carolina found that the testing is consistent with the coastal zone...

  • Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he's innocent of charges that he was involved in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution in 2013.. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty after they were charged in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as...

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court says debtors in bankruptcy cannot immediately appeal a court's order rejecting a plan to repay creditors. The case involves Louis Bullard, a Massachusetts man who filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2010. One of his biggest debts was $346,000 he owed to Blue Hills Bank. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts...

  • GM ignition switch death toll switches rises to 97 Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Families of at least 97 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensated by the automaker. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on Monday. The fund received 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline, and about 15 percent of the claims are still under review.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A casino proposed in a joint venture between the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino will take customers away from their own Connecticut businesses, an operator of one of the tribal casinos said Monday. But it's preferable to losing business to Massachusetts, said Robert Soper, head of the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in...

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery was unchanged at $4.74 a bushel; July corn was 2 cents lower at $3.61 a bushel; July oats were unchanged at $2.36 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 7.25 cents to 9.72 a bushel. June live cattle was. 73 cent higher at $1.4990 a pound; August feeder cattle was...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29- year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Twain wrote some of the letters and stories at the newspaper's offices when it was called the San Francisco Dramatic...

  • BRUSSELS, May 4- General Electric's CEO will meet the European antitrust chief on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the EU investigates the U.S. company's 12.4- billion-euro bid for an Alstom business. GE is seeking to convince the Commission to approve its proposal to buy French company Alstom's power equipment business, without...

  • NEW YORK— Dean Foods plans to market its 31 brands of milk, some of which have been around for decades, under the new "DairyPure" label. —Garelick Farms: The brand was founded in 1931 with its market currently in New York State and throughout New England. —Dean's: Available throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.