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Burger King sales jump, boosted by a spicy Whopper


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade during the first quarter, boosted by a...full story
updated 2015-04-27 11:01 PM
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks in Salt Lake City. Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement on Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote from Congress without the possibility of changes. The "fast-track" legislation comes as Obama seeks a sweeping trade deal with 11 Pacific nations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership proposes a trade agreement involving the United States, Japan, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico and seven other Pacific-rim nations.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Daniel Imrie-Situnayake holds an experimental banded cricket habitat constructed of egg cartons Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) This June 21, 2014 satellite photo from NASA, annotated by SkyTruth, shows an oil slick extending in an arc at least 8.3 miles long from a well site at a Taylor Energy Company platform which was toppled in an underwater mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan's waves in September 2004. The white cotton-like formations are clouds, and the mouth of the Mississippi River is visible in the green land mass at the upper left. (NASA/SkyTruth via AP) This March 31, 2015 photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The AP's review of more than 2,300 pollution reports since 2008 found they didn't match official accounts of a diminishing leak. In fact, the reports show a dramatic spike in sheen sizes and oil volumes since Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Protestors sit in the audience during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee business meeting to debate and vote on S.615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Republican and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached a compromise Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a say on an emerging deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) In this image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon-6 resupply capsule Friday April 17, 2015 as it holds at the grapple point, 10 meters from the International Space Station as they cross over the Asia. (NASA-TV via AP) Boston University student Patrick Johnson, center, holds a sign as he joins with other protesters, including students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers, as they march Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Boston. Organizers of the event are calling for the nation's lowest paid workers to earn at least $15 per hour. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) This Thursday, April 9, 2015, photo shows the trunk and feet of Chai, an Asian elephant, at the Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle. On Wednesday, April 15, the zoo was preparing to move Bamboo and another elephant to a zoo in Oklahoma City after a federal appeals court declined to block their transfer. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) FILE - In this April 7, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University in Washington, at the university's medical center to discuss the impact of climate change on public health and steps his administration is taking to reduce the health impacts of climate change on communities. The cornerstone of President Barack Obama
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Burger King sales jump, boosted by a spicy Whopper

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade during the first quarter, boosted by a....Fullstory

2015-04-27 11:01 PM

6 TV crew members found dead in Libya

Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan government spokesman says six crew members from a private TV network were found dead, eight months after they were abducted. Hatem....Fullstory

2015-04-27 10:22 PM

Stocks rise as investors prepare for busy week of earnings

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. stock market is opening moderately higher as investors prepare for a busy week of company earnings news. The Dow Jones....Fullstory

2015-04-27 10:01 PM

Discover to have Apple Pay available for US cardholders

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Discover credit cardholders in the U.S. are getting their Apple Pay. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced Monday....Fullstory

2015-04-27 09:22 PM

ElectroCore

Associated Press

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 27, 2015--At the 67 th American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, DC, last week a poster presentation showed that electroCore's....Fullstory

2015-04-27 08:42 PM

Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Fitch Ratings is lowering Japan's credit rating as the country wrestles with staggering debt. Fitch said Monday that the government did not include sufficient measures in....Fullstory

2015-04-27 08:22 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
By KATY DAIGLE,BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for....Fullstory

2015-04-27 07:32 PM

Starbucks snafu shows how registers have evolved at stores
By CANDICE CHOI
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on....Fullstory

2015-04-27 06:42 PM

BC-EU--Britain Election,ADVISORY, EU

Associated Press

Editors: Britain's most unpredictable general election in decades is Thursday, May 7, with polls showing the two biggest parties -- Labour and the Conservatives --running in....Fullstory

2015-04-27 06:22 PM

US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home US vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home
By MIKE IVES
Associated Press

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead,....Fullstory

2015-04-27 05:03 PM

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1445,ADVISORY

Associated Press

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change. All times in GMT. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage....Fullstory

2015-04-27 11:01 PM

Mylan rejects Teva's $40.1 billion buyout offer

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mylan N.V. rejected Teva Pharmaceuticals' $40.1 billion buyout offer, saying the cash-and-stock proposal undervalues the company. The rejection comes as both Mylan....Fullstory

2015-04-27 10:22 PM

Austria's president warns against extreme-right sentiment

Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's president has reminded citizens that their country was a supporter of Nazi Germany and has urged them to be vigilant against....Fullstory

2015-04-27 09:42 PM

GM of China's largest oil refiner under investigation

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- The general manager of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, has been placed under criminal investigation amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption. A one-sentence....Fullstory

2015-04-27 09:01 PM

White House to unveil Barack Obama state china
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled....Fullstory

2015-04-27 08:22 PM

Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Japan's prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line. Prime Minister Shinzo....Fullstory

2015-04-27 08:22 PM

Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race
By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

BRADFORD, England (AP) -- Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. She grew up in poverty in a....Fullstory

2015-04-27 07:22 PM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- An opinion poll shows a majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise....Fullstory

2015-04-27 06:42 PM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

Associated Press

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite....Fullstory

2015-04-27 06:22 PM

Syrian insurgents capture military base in northwest

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say insurgents have overrun a military base at a converted brick factory in the country's northwest. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for....Fullstory

2015-04-27 05:01 PM

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