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Nearly a fifth of the NFL settlement approved last week to compensate former players with head injuries could go to their health insurers instead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a "distraction."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.
Economics in a nutshell: “Consumer confidence faltered, but one good employment report could turn those frowns upside down.”
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Parliament has approved rules to clamp down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment, removing the last major hurdle to pass the legislation.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and turkey operations.
Ask Dave: I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. The amount I can receive is just $200, but I don’t feel like this past employer wronged me in any way. Everyone around me is urging me to take the money, but I feel kind of weird about accepting anything under the circumstances. What do you think I should do?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief is hosting a gathering of automakers ay to search for solutions.
Winter appears to have put Philadelphia's real estate recovery on ice, as first-quarter sale prices in the city fell 0.3 percent from the fourth-quarter 2014 level.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - RadioShack has agreed to mediation with state attorneys general concerned about the electronic retailer's planned sale of customer data as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' finance minister says the country has raised 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) from international markets with its second public bond issue since its painful bailout two years ago.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country's economy has weathered the worst effects of its downturn even though it appears headed for a deep recession.
DALLAS (AP) - UPS boosted first-quarter earnings by 14 percent as things like charging more for bulky but lightweight boxes helped increase U.S. revenue.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) - Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s first-quarter profit climbed as a key revenue figure strengthened. The hotel and resorts chain also boosted its full-year adjusted profit forecast.
PARIS (AP) - China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France as it tries to satisfy a rapid rise in local demand.
BERLIN (AP) - Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online.
Aetna has hiked its 2015 forecast beyond analyst expectations after booking a 17-percent jump in first-quarter earnings, as enrollment gains and moderate medical cost growth helped the nation's third-largest health insurer.
Drugmaker Merck & Co. easily beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares up sharply, despite first-quarter profit plunging 44 percent. Income was hurt by the sale of its consumer health business, unfavorable currency exchange rates and competition to some drugs.
Running a Wawa store and managing a Roman Catholic parish might not seem to have much in common. But last week, a group of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary students, a year from being ordained as priests, had the last of five management-training sessions inspired by a program that St. Joseph's University professors developed for the convenience-store chain.
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