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AP Top Business News At 6:09 p.m. EDT

Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building....

Judge orders jury to resume deliberations in bias case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge on Friday ordered a jury to resume deliberations in a Silicon Valley gender bias case after a discrepancy was discovered in the jury count....

The Latest: Church service in Duesseldorf for crash families
10:40 p.m. (2140 GMT, 5:40 p.m. EDT)...

Altera stock soars on report of sales talks with Intel
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel....

Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year....

German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday....

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside....

US economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter - a 2.2 percent annual growth rate - was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II....

Stocks close with slight gains, but still end the week lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday....

AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday....

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