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Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated....

Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year....

US presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece....

US consumer sentiment drops in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May....

General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags....

The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies....

Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company....

Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign....

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight
American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York....

Report: Health insurer Humana considering a sale
Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale....

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