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Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

BizBeat: The Archery Shack closed

The Archery Shack, a family-owned archery instruction and outdoor equipment retailer in Cole County, closed Feb. 28, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won’t fully disengage.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

Strong dollar squeezes company earnings

Procter & Gamble and Facebook have nothing in common. One deals in razors and toothpaste, the other in likes, self-promotion and embarrassing family photos.

Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough?

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices.

Nasdaq closes at record high of 5,056, beating dot-com mark

The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

McDonald’s plots turnaround as sales continue to slide

McDonald’s plans to unwrap a plan next month it said will help turn around sales declines around the world.

Can government squeeze raisin growers? Justices have doubts

A post-World War II-era program that forces raisin producers to give part of their annual crop to the government could soon be a relic of history.

After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher

Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.

Futures trader charged for alleged role in ‘Flash Crash’

A futures trader was arrested in Great Britain Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the “Flash Crash” of 2010 in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points in five minutes.

Verizon defends new cable deals as media companies complain

Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest.

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

Mixed earnings news leaves US stocks mostly lower

Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday.

US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

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