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Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging....

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback
NEW YORK (AP) -- What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV....

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday
SEATTLE (AP) -- A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons....

Eurozone hopes Greek criticism will bear fruit
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- Greece's European creditors expressed the hope Saturday that the criticism the country's finance minister faced over his failure to present an economic reform plan on time will prompt a positive response soon....

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....

What could McDonald's do to fix its business?
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently....

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon....

Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting
HOUSTON (AP) -- In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming....

Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits
DALLAS (AP) -- For airlines, the record profits keep coming, thanks to cheaper jet fuel....

Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy....

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