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Dunkin’ looks to beverage lineup to drive sales

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:38

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Donuts said U.S. sales rose 2 percent at established locations during the quarter, and that it plans to drive sales going forward by focusing on its beverage lineup. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis noted that beverages have the highest profit margins for the doughnut chain, followed closely by sandwiches and […]
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Dunkin’ looks to beverage lineup to drive sales

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:38

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Dunkin’ Donuts said U.S. sales rose 2 percent at established locations during the quarter, and that it plans to drive sales going forward by focusing on its beverage lineup. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis noted that beverages have the highest profit margins for the doughnut chain, followed closely by sandwiches and […]
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Despite wave of deals, stocks slip as economic growth slows

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:37

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are taking small losses Thursday morning as global markets skid. Several companies were moving after announcing deals. Facebook is jumping after the social network reported that its profit nearly tripled in the first quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,990 […]
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Despite wave of deals, stocks slip as economic growth slows

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:37

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are taking small losses Thursday morning as global markets skid. Several companies were moving after announcing deals. Facebook is jumping after the social network reported that its profit nearly tripled in the first quarter. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,990 […]
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Protest in Myanmar targets US Embassy use of term ‘Rohingya’

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:34

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Buddhist monks joined several hundred protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday to demand it stop using the term “Rohingya” to refer to a Muslim ethnic minority group. The protesters insisted the group be called “Bengali” and be regarded as illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The families of many members […]
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Protest in Myanmar targets US Embassy use of term ‘Rohingya’

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:34

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Buddhist monks joined several hundred protesters outside the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Thursday to demand it stop using the term “Rohingya” to refer to a Muslim ethnic minority group. The protesters insisted the group be called “Bengali” and be regarded as illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The families of many members […]
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Kauai residents outraged by video of man attacking monk seal

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:25

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Federal authorities in Hawaii are searching for a man caught on video attacking an endangered monk seal at a beach. KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1VE1Fdk ) that Kauai County police responded Tuesday to a report of the man attacking the well-known, pregnant seal while it was trying to rest in the water. Officials […]
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Kauai residents outraged by video of man attacking monk seal

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:25

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Federal authorities in Hawaii are searching for a man caught on video attacking an endangered monk seal at a beach. KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1VE1Fdk ) that Kauai County police responded Tuesday to a report of the man attacking the well-known, pregnant seal while it was trying to rest in the water. Officials […]
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No awards, just viewers for ‘NCIS: LA’ — and a happy star

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:22

NEW YORK (AP) — “There are shows,” says Chris O’Donnell, “that never garner awards, that aren’t considered highbrow in any way — but that lots of fans really enjoy and keep coming back to watch.” These days, viewers (especially media critics) hail a new Golden Age of Television. But O’Donnell’s formidable “NCIS: Los Angeles” is […]
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No awards, just viewers for ‘NCIS: LA’ — and a happy star

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:22

NEW YORK (AP) — “There are shows,” says Chris O’Donnell, “that never garner awards, that aren’t considered highbrow in any way — but that lots of fans really enjoy and keep coming back to watch.” These days, viewers (especially media critics) hail a new Golden Age of Television. But O’Donnell’s formidable “NCIS: Los Angeles” is […]
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Inmate makes weapon from Scrabble part, locks deputy in cell

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:46

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a Wisconsin jail locked a deputy in a cell and made threats with a knife-like weapon he had apparently whittled from a Scrabble game letter tray. A Dane County sheriff’s spokeswoman says deputies conducting cell inspections Wednesday morning at Dane County Jail in Madison discovered that […]
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Inmate makes weapon from Scrabble part, locks deputy in cell

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:46

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at a Wisconsin jail locked a deputy in a cell and made threats with a knife-like weapon he had apparently whittled from a Scrabble game letter tray. A Dane County sheriff’s spokeswoman says deputies conducting cell inspections Wednesday morning at Dane County Jail in Madison discovered that […]
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Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:40

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster. Police first chased 30-year-old James Edward Williams when a detective saw him driving a stolen […]
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Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:40

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster. Police first chased 30-year-old James Edward Williams when a detective saw him driving a stolen […]
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UK’s Labour suspends ex-London mayor in anti-Semitism row

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:39

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, facing growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday over his comments in defense of a lawmaker who made anti-Israel posts on social media. Livingstone, who sits on Labour’s National Executive Council, said in a radio interview that he […]
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UK’s Labour suspends ex-London mayor in anti-Semitism row

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:39

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, facing growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday over his comments in defense of a lawmaker who made anti-Israel posts on social media. Livingstone, who sits on Labour’s National Executive Council, said in a radio interview that he […]
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Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion. DreamWorks stockholders will receive $41 for each share they own. That’s a 24 percent premium to the company’s Wednesday closing price of $32.20. The companies put the deal’s value at […]
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Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55B

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:35

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion. DreamWorks stockholders will receive $41 for each share they own. That’s a 24 percent premium to the company’s Wednesday closing price of $32.20. The companies put the deal’s value at […]
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Pacquiao presses senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

NBA - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:27

SAN PABLO, Philippines (AP) — Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao said Thursday he doubted the threat but would not ignore it, although he had few visible security […]
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Pacquiao presses senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:27

SAN PABLO, Philippines (AP) — Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao said Thursday he doubted the threat but would not ignore it, although he had few visible security […]
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