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McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making…

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AP Photo/McDonald'sThis undated product image provided by McDonald's shows the fast food chain's new "Artisan Grilled Chicken" sandwich. McDonald's says it's simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize

McDonald's revamps grilled chicken to cut ingredients

McDonald's says it is simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients…

AP Photo/McDonald'sThis undated product image provided by McDonald's shows the fast food chain's new "Artisan Grilled Chicken" sandwich. McDonald's says it's simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize
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McDonald's to test all-day breakfast beginning in April

A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test…

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US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February

U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income…

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AP Photo/Christophe EnaPeople and family members of a victim pay tribute next to a stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps

German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150…

AP Photo/Christophe EnaPeople and family members of a victim pay tribute next to a stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps
Steve Helber/AP PhotoA sign warning of predatory payday lenders leans up against a chair during a speech by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray

How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans

Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised…

Steve Helber/AP PhotoA sign warning of predatory payday lenders leans up against a chair during a speech by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray
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HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot…

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Larry Lettera/Camera 1 via Morgan Stanley/Ap PhotoThis 2012 photo provided by Morgan Stanley shows outgoing Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat. Morgan Stanley on Tuesday

Google imports new CFO Ruth Porat from Wall Street

Google has hired Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, as its…

Larry Lettera/Camera 1 via Morgan Stanley/Ap PhotoThis 2012 photo provided by Morgan Stanley shows outgoing Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat. Morgan Stanley on Tuesday
AP Photo/Taco BellThis image provided by Taco Bell shows an ad shows the restaurant chain's new chicken "biscuit taco". Taco Bell's new ad campaign promoting its the new offering aims to paint McDonald's Egg McMuffins as boring

Taco Bell's waffle taco is dead; biscuit taco to replace

The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like…

AP Photo/Taco BellThis image provided by Taco Bell shows an ad shows the restaurant chain's new chicken "biscuit taco". Taco Bell's new ad campaign promoting its the new offering aims to paint McDonald's Egg McMuffins as boring
Matt Dunham/AP PhotoAromatherapist Emma Arkell poses for a portrait with one of the natural remedies for the skin and body she makes near Winchester

For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo…

Matt Dunham/AP PhotoAromatherapist Emma Arkell poses for a portrait with one of the natural remedies for the skin and body she makes near Winchester
Steve Helber/AP File PhotoOlive Garden says its customers are opening up their wallets a little wider

Olive Garden gets boost from diners splurging on extras

Olive Garden is weaning diners off two-for-$25 dinners and luring them to…

Steve Helber/AP File PhotoOlive Garden says its customers are opening up their wallets a little wider
AP Photo/Eric RisbergYahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers the keynote address at the first-ever Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference Thursday

Yahoo shutting down China office in latest cost-cutting move

Yahoo is closing its research and development center in China as CEO…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergYahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers the keynote address at the first-ever Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference Thursday
Kevin Wolf/AP PhotoFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the end of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting

Fed: No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement…

Kevin Wolf/AP PhotoFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the end of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting
AP Photo/Petros GiannakourisAssistant U.S. Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland

Greece seeking joint Merkel-Hollande talks on bailout

Greece has called for joint talks with leaders of Germany, France and…

AP Photo/Petros GiannakourisAssistant U.S. Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland
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McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping…

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Joerg Koch/dapd/AP photoFacebook will acquire shopping search engine TheFind within the next few weeks.

Facebook to buy shopping search engine TheFind

Facebook says it bought shopping search engine TheFind to help boost its…

Joerg Koch/dapd/AP photoFacebook will acquire shopping search engine TheFind within the next few weeks.
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Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone…

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Michel Euler/AP PhotoAn exchange rate board in Paris

The euro's tumbling – here's why

The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against…

Michel Euler/AP PhotoAn exchange rate board in Paris
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Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

Nearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year…

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AP Photo/Petros GiannakourisGreek flags fly as a tourist walks by a souvenirs shop in Athens on Monday

Eurozone warns Greece to stop wasting time on reforms plan

Greece's European creditors told Athens to stop wasting time and flesh out…

AP Photo/Petros GiannakourisGreek flags fly as a tourist walks by a souvenirs shop in Athens on Monday