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AP Business Headlines
DWORP, Belgium (AP) -- The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone....
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance....
BEIJING (AP) -- Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday....
      
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio again trimmed his holdings in the struggling book seller, fueling questions about the retailer's prospects. Shares fell 12%.
General Electric Co. is planning to sell off more pieces of its sprawling conglomerate this year as Chief Executive Jeff Immelt seeks to improve the profitability of the overall industrial operations.
Wal-Mart is trying to shake up the money transfer industry with a new service that undercuts Western Union and MoneyGram with lower and simplified fees.
P&G is preparing to roll out its latest weapon in the fight for men's faces—a razor featuring a swiveling ball-hinge that allows the blade to pivot and comes with a high-end price.
Global Tel*Link, the largest U.S. operator of prison phones, is being shopped by its private-equity owner, a move that follows a decision by federal regulators to cap the fees companies can charge for interstate inmate calls.
      
CNNMoney Headlines
Wealthy investors are using art as an investment, helping to drive prices higher.
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After three months of investigation, the nation's largest craft store says payment information from up to 3 million customers was potentially stolen.
It never wanted to build the car now at the center of the recall crisis. And that showed.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
A federal judge denied a motion that would have forced General Motors to advise the owners of the 2.6 million recalled cars to keep them off the road until they are fixed.






An investigation by New York authorities is part of a broad national crackdown on businesses seeking to turn a quick profit by exporting luxury cars from the United States to China.






The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.






Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.






Morgan Stanley’s solid first quarter provides evidence that it has adapted better to a stricter regulatory environment than rivals like Goldman Sachs, which reported an earnings decline.






      
USA Today Business Headlines
Australian Andrew Matthews says the Mustang's appeal is strong in his country too
GM says it's too early to say whether the recall is hurting sales of its newest models.
The once-booming IPO market has come down to earth after a stock sell-off cools speculation.
Arts and crafts retail chain gives details of last year's attack on its credit card attack.
The Mexican food chain aims to raise prices amid soaring popularity, despite disappointing earnings.
      
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