• Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receipt

    Updated: 25 min ago

    GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired. The owner of Romanelli's Garden Cafe in Galloway took the action after a photo of the receipt was posted online. It showed the words "cops," ''pigs" and the Spanish...

  • Technology and defense companies lead US stocks higher

    Updated: 29 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as software and chip makers and other technology companies climb. Defense contractors are also rising as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500...

  • Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Updated: 30 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many...

  • Fields out at Ford; new CEO Hackett known for turnarounds

    Updated: 31 min ago

    DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56...

  • Arconic allows activist investor to add board members

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elliott Management will add three members to the board at EXONIX, and one will have a say in naming the next CEO. Elliott owns more than 13 percent in Arconic Inc. and has pushed for management changes, complaining of underperformance at the New York-based maker of...

  • Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won't be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch. That includes a colored streak — red for strikes and green for...

  • Liz Weston: 'Smart' money moves that aren't so smart

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The odds of winning a lottery are infinitesimal. Yet inevitably, someone does. Inspired by the idea of a huge payoff, millions of people burn money on lottery tickets. The financial strategies below aren't as much of a long shot as the lottery. More than a handful of people may...

  • Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. The 33-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post that some users have asked if the trip means he's running for public...

  • Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts. Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes...

  • Supreme Court rejects businesses' challenge to Michigan tax

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan. The justices on Monday turned away the companies' appeal of state court rulings that upheld changes the state made to the way...

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