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  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.

  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

  • SAO PAULO, April 23- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.

  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    April 23- A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk.

  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    PHOENIX— A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Telsa Motors expanding in California Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    LATHROP, Calif.— Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000- square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. The Sacramento Bee reports that the Lathrop facility is too small for the battery plant.

  • Correction: Earns-Discover Financial story Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— LOS ANGELES— In a story April 22 about Discover Financial earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company plans to launch a direct checking service next year. The service is planned for this year.

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:.

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. Cookapp, which recently moved its headquarters from Buenos Aires to New York City, works like a matchmaker, arranging intimate gourmet dinners between strangers.

  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- International Business Machines Corp, in its latest attempt at reviving demand for its hardware products, is launching high-end system servers that it says are 50 times faster than its closest competitor at analyzing data.

  • No, really, a cereal called Holy Crap really sells Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Holy Crap cereal.

    Nowadays, the bar for grabbing attention has moved higher—or, more precisely, lower, The New York Times reports.

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    LARKSPUR, Calif.— Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.

  • Gay business owners still face challenges Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about gay rights.

  • SodaStream shares spike on report of Starbucks talks Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    April 23- Shares in SodaStream International Ltd rose as much as 17 percent on Wednesday after the Israeli business newspaper Globes said Starbucks Corp was in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the home soft drink maker, citing sources. Representatives for both SodaStream and Starbucks declined to comment.

  • April 23- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to seek U.S. marketing approval for its blood cancer drug in the third quarter, after the treatment was shown to be safe and effective in a key mid-stage trial. Roth Capital Partners analyst Joseph Pantginis said he expects CE-Melphalan to receive full approval next year.

  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their medical costs by improving their employees' health.

  • Texas quarantine expanded for citrus disease Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    McALLEN, Texas— The vast majority of Texas' commercial citrus groves now reside in expanded quarantine areas aimed at slowing the spread of a disease decimating citrus around the world. The state Department of Agriculture expanded the citrus greening quarantine areas in South Texas on Monday to cover Hidalgo and Cameron counties.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. The Commerce Department said sales of new U.S. single-family homes dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units in March, declining for a second consecutive month.

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