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AP Top Business News At 11:09 p.m. EDT

High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook....

Panera CEO on push to banish artificial ingredients
NEW YORK (AP) -- Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool....

Growth in US services firms picked up speed last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble....

US stocks sink as oil price jumps above $60
NEW YORK (AP) -- A combination of concerns knocked the U.S. stock market lower Tuesday, snapping a two-day run....

Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples....

Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday....

Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) -- Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas....

Feds offer exit plan for Montana town's asbestos cleanup
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A long-delayed U.S. government cleanup plan for a Montana community where asbestos contamination has sickened thousands would leave the deadly material in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere - stirring worries among residents and state officials about future exposures....

Senate sustains Obama veto of bill gutting union rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections....

'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' big year for Disney
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever....

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