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AP Top Business News At 3:19 a.m. EDT

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule....

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation....

In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo
MIAMI (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected Friday to urge Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba....

Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10
PALO ALTO, California (AP) -- Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download....

Airbus takes 290M euro charge for military transport crash
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Plane maker Airbus Group SE said Friday its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.)...

Greek bailout talks to shift gear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund begin an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third international bailout worth some 85 billion euros ($93 billion). Greece needs the money to keep paying its debts and remain in the euro currency....

Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese automaker Honda is seeing a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall....

Swiss central bank reports hefty 2nd-quarter loss
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland's central bank is reporting a hefty loss for the second consecutive quarter after its decision to drop a cap on the franc's value against the euro sent the national currency soaring higher....

Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year....

LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks
NEW YORK (AP) -- It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp....

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