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US consumer confidence slides in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring....

US home prices accelerated in February as sales rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses....

Ford's 1Q net income falls on strong dollar, lower sales
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford's net income fell 6.5 percent to $924 million in the first quarter, hurt by lower sales and the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar....

Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frustrated that cars recalled for serious safety defects aren't getting fixed quickly enough, the nation's auto safety chief will host a gathering of automakers Tuesday to search for solutions....

UPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion
ATLANTA (AP) -- UPS says its first-quarter earnings rose 14 percent to $1.03 billion, as price increases helped offset the effect of the strong U.S. dollar on overseas revenue....

Pfizer, despite dollar and generics fight, still impresses
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pfizer overcame a strong dollar and patent expirations to beat Wall Street projections for the first quarter, though it cut its outlook for the year citing both....

Stocks move lower as US company earnings reports pour in
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks were moving lower Tuesday morning as investors worked through the latest round of corporate results. Pharmaceutical stocks rose after drug giant Merck reported better-than-expected results....

Circus returns to Rhode Island year after hair-hanging fall
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is returning to Rhode Island a year after eight acrobats suspended by their hair plummeted 20 feet to the ground before thousands of spectators....

Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch....

Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the U.S. and Japan have built over time....

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Stocks move lower as US company earnings reports pour in

US consumer confidence slides in April

Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done

Merck hurdles Wall Street forecasts

Stocks open mostly higher; Health care rebounds

US home prices accelerated in February as sales rise

Aetna raises 2015 outlook after 1Q earnings tops forecasts

UPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion

Ford's 1Q net income falls on strong dollar, lower sales

Pfizer, despite dollar and generics fight, still impresses


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