Europe gives Electrolux a Q1 profit boost

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Swedish home appliance-maker Electrolux says the economic recovery in Europe helped the company's first-quarter net profit rise 19 percent to 431 million kronor ($66 million) from 361 million kronor.

Traverse City man's Ford Mustang turns 50

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Ed Mucha always drives slow as he passes the front of the Hagerty Insurance headquarters. It's a habit the long-time car guy and retired tool maker kept for years.

S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and the United States and its allies are contemplating further economic sanctions.

Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants.

Nurses to strike 1 day in Hazard, Beckley, W.Va.

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Registered nurses are planning a one-day strike at two hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia operated by Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

Sina suspends book site after pornography reported

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Chinese web giant Sina.com temporarily closed its literature site Friday after reports it would lose two crucial publication licenses for hosting pornography.

Thursday's Sports In Brief

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

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Egypt tries to save money on wheat subsidies

| |Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Egypt will try to save half the money it spends on wheat subsidies by issuing a new smart card system to ensure that the cheap bread goes to only the neediest.

Baidu profit up 24.1 percent on strong ad revenue

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Baidu Inc., operator of China's most popular Internet search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit jumped 24.1 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

Credit card reader co. opening NYC headquarters

|Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

Square, Inc., the company behind the credit card payment system that attaches to mobile phones, is opening its East Coast headquarters in New York City.



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