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Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. [...] researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious...
May 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of "black pepper...
May 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
US stocks are broadly lower, led by a drop in energy sector
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market Tuesday as the price of crude oil fell.
May 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
Yellen plans on skipping this year’s Jackson Hole conference
WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out that being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve is not the only tradition Janet Yellen is breaking. The Fed said Tuesday that she plans on skipping this year’s gathering of the world’s central...
May 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
Washington retail sales increased 6.6 percent in 2014
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Revenue says retail sales increased 6.6 percent from 2013 to 2014. People paid taxes on an additional $125 billion in purchases during calendar year 2014 compared to 2013. Tax revenue was...
May 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM
US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. Home values are rising at a faster rate than incomes, potentially pricing many would-be buyers out of the market. Higher...
May 26, 2015 | 5:26 PM
French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures. The French government wants to be exemplary this...
May 26, 2015 | 5:26 PM
US new-home sales jump in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector. "Continued low housing inventory could be a hindrance to the housing market moving forward, putting upward pressure...
May 26, 2015 | 4:26 PM
Amazon hires 6K full-time workers for distribution centers
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S. The workers will pick, pack and ship products to fulfill customer orders. Currently Amazon has about 50,000 full-time...
May 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM
APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said...
May 26, 2015 | 3:26 PM