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New York • Airline schedule changes are often frustrating. Suddenly a mid-morning flight shifts to one leaving before sunrise or a leisurely layover turns into a mad dash to the next gate. Savvy travelers, however, realize that sometimes schedule changes …

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  • Johnson & Johnson hikes dividend to shareholders
    Health care giant Johnson & Johnson is increasing its dividend for the 54th consecutive year, news that cheered shareholders at a low-key annual meeti...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • KUTV’s parent buys KJZZ from Millers
    Sinclair Broadcasting, parent company of KUTV-Ch. 2, has agreed to buy KJZZ-Channel 14 from Larry H. Miller Communications. The sales price — $6.5 mil...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2012, file photo, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, center, plays with Madagascar characters, Alex the lion, right, and Kowalski the penguin, left, during a groundbreaking opening of DreamWorks studios in Redwood City, Calif. Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, the companies announced Thursday, April 28, 2016. DreamWorks will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures. Once the deal closes, DreamWorks co-founder and CEO Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media. He’ll also serve as a consultant to NBCUniversal, a unit of Comcast Corp. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation
    New York • Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for about $3.55 billion...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street as traders look over the latest batch of earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Deals, gains for tech stocks lead U.S. indexes up
    New York • U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday afternoon following reports of slower economic growth in the U.S. and mixed earnings reports. The U.S. go...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 01:06 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this July 17, 2015, file photo, store manager Stephanie Hunt poses for photos with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. Altria reports financial results on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Altria profit up 20% on cigarette shipments
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  • In this image made from video, people walk out from the entrance of the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. An Apple employee that the company described as ’young and talented’ was found dead in a conference room inside the company’s headquarters Wednesday, authorities said. (APTN via AP Photo) Employee found dead in Apple conference room
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  • Sanofi bids $9.3B for American firm Medivation
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, file photo, food specials are offered at a Burger King fast food restaurant in Los Angeles. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Burger King owner Restaurant Brands International Inc. reports earnings. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) Burger King: Hot dogs helped boost U.S. sales
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015, file photo, customers line up inside the new Dunkin’ Donuts in Millcreek Township, near Erie, Pa. Dunkin Brands reports financial results Thursday, April 28, 2016.  (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File) Dunkin’ looks to beverages to drive sales
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  • Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company’s annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Mueller sketched out a wide-ranging transformation of the company that will see it focus more on electric vehicles and services like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) VW to spend up to $8.8B on diesel buybacks, fixes
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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 16, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. When the Federal Reserve chose Wednesday, April 27, 2016, not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Leaving U.S. rates the same, Fed looks overseas
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, a full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The board that oversees California’s massive high-speed rail project is meeting in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2016, to consider a new $64 billion business plan. The updated plan calls for a station in Merced and the first stretch to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) High-speed rail board to weigh in on California plan
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  • Sony postpones outlook because of quake
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