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Exxon sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss
DALLAS (AP) -- Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude....

US stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses....

Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many - possibly most - of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping ....

US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States....

Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job....

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky
LONDON (AP) -- It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis....

Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default
Valeant Pharmaceuticals resolved its default on some of its $30 billion in debt by finally filing its long-overdue U.S. financial report for 2015 on Friday. The badly tarnished Canadian drugmaker also announced a slate of mostly new nominees for elections to its board in June....

First widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week....

Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won't be able to get a tattoo with their cheese just yet....

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration wants federal agencies to stop asking early questions about some job applicants' criminal history, part of an effort to help ex-convicts enter the job market and decrease the number of those who end up back in prison....

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