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New Border Patrol Strategy Targets Repeat Crossers

May 10, 2012 6:06 am | by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press | News | Comments

With border crossings at a 40-year low, the U.S. Border Patrol announced a new strategy Tuesday that targets repeat crossers and tries to find out why they keeping coming.

AP NewsBreak: Ubisoft assembling Avengers for game

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that they've saved the world on film, "The Avengers" are teaming up for a video game.Ubisoft Entertainment announced a partnership Thursday with Marvel Entertainment to create a motion-control game based on the popular Marvel superhero posse. The game will be titled "Marvel Avengers: Battle...

Ford adds 32,400 Windstars to safety recalls

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford has added 32,400 Windstars to two safety recalls involving parts under the minivans that can rust and break.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Ford will recall 23,000 Windstars from Virginia to fix parts near the front wheels that can break and...

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Ubisoft, Marvel assembling Avengers for game

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that they've saved the world on film, "The Avengers" are teaming up for a video game.Ubisoft Entertainment announced a partnership Thursday with Marvel Entertainment to create a motion-control game based on the popular Marvel superhero posse. The game will be titled "Marvel Avengers: Battle...

Obama dings Romney's claim of credit for autos

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney is having an "Etch-A-Sketch moment" when he claims credit for the revival of the U.S. auto industry.Obama says people remember that Romney's stance was that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt. Of Romney's insistence this week that he deserves...

What if Apple Were Part of the Dow?

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by CHRISTINA REXRODE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is the world's most valuable company. The Dow Jones industrial average is probably the world's best-known stock index. So don't they deserve each other?Consider this: If Apple had been added to the Dow in June 2009, the last time there were serious rumors that it would happen, the average...

Whitney Houston's mother releases new gospel songs

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whitney Houston's mother has released a new album of gospel tunes, her first new music since her daughter's death and in more than a decade.Cissy Houston's "Walk on By Faith" was released by Harlem Records on Apple Inc.'s iTunes this week and includes songs such as "Living Shall Not Be In...

Hollywood studios, guilds, agencies align for vets

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by SANDY COHEN - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Though often rivals when it comes to fighting for fair contracts, hot scripts, top talent and big audiences, Hollywood's power players are united in their support for American veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.Movie studios, TV networks, talent agencies and the entertainment unions,...

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Recent changes to the Dow Jones industrial average

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dow Jones industrial average has evolved continually since it was introduced in 1896. The original 12 "smokestack" companies included names like American Cotton Oil, Tennessee Coal & Iron, National Lead and U.S. Rubber.Here are the most recent changes made to the 30 components of the Dow:— June...

Caterpillar selling logistics unit stake for $750M

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar is selling a majority stake in a logistics division for about $750 million to better focus on its core businesses.The world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment said Thursday that it is selling a 65 percent interest in Caterpillar Logistics Services LLC, a...

US phone subscribers hang up on contracts

May 10, 2012 4:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. consumers have had their fill of expensive, contract-based phone plans.Figures from T-Mobile USA on Thursday, added to earlier reports from other companies, indicate that the U.S. wireless industry lost subscribers from contract-based plans for the first time in the first quarter....

Coty boosts buyout bid for Avon to about $10.7B

May 10, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beauty products maker Coty Inc. is raising its buyout offer for direct-seller Avon Products Inc. by about 6.5 percent to almost $10.7 billion.Avon, whose brands include Skin-So-Soft, Anew and mark, said Thursday that Coty told it in a letter that it was raising its offer to $24.75 per share...

Russian jet crash puts Indonesian sales in limbo

May 10, 2012 4:50 am | by ANDI JATMIKO - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The crash of a new, Russian-made jetliner into a jagged, Indonesian volcano during a flight to impress potential buyers threw doubt on dozens of plane sales Thursday just as Moscow seeks a comeback in foreign markets. All 45 people aboard were feared dead.Search and rescue teams trudged and...

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Honored with Hermes Awards for Innovation Grand Prize

May 10, 2012 4:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

PARIS, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) new 787 Dreamliner has been honored with the Grand Prize during the 2012 Hermes Awards for Innovation. Yves Galland, president of Boeing France, accepted the prize during the 5th National Meeting of Chief Innovation Officers held in Paris.

UK Reverses Decision on U.S. Fighter Jet Deal

May 10, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's defense secretary is ditching plans to buy a particular type of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — reverting to an original plan previously criticized by Prime Minister David Cameron.Defense Secretary Philip Hammond told lawmakers Thursday that Britain would no longer purchase F-35c variants...

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