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Money from pot taxes doesn't fix Colorado teachers' problems
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems....

Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Clifford Alexander scoops a handful of black ballpoint pens, drops them into a small box and shakes it with a blackjack dealer's nonchalance. He slides in the next handful to make an exact dozen, and sends the box down the assembly line....

Microsoft Windows adapts as its business importance declines
For Microsoft, Windows is no longer a core business so much as a complement to the company's other offerings....

Amazon's quarterly profit more than doubles; shares soar
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, fueled by the growth of online shopping and the cloud-computing service it provides to businesses and government agencies....

APNewsBreak: Trump lawyer gave loans to pot-linked cab mogul
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump's personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and his father-in-law have lent $26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the legalized marijuana industry, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....

7 striking facts about the money tech companies are making
Everyone knows the tech industry is rich, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how much money it's minting....

Hope for US trade visit to China: A delay in harmful tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leads a delegation of American officials to Beijing next week, few analysts expect them to defuse a smoldering trade conflict with China. Rather, the likeliest outcome is a more modest one:...

Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee to $119 a year, up 20 percent from $99....

Daimler profit slips on one-time factors, but outlook raised
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Automaker Daimler AG saw first-quarter net profit fall 11 percent due to shifting currency exchange rates and one-time gains in the year-earlier quarter....

Honda's profit climbs on growing sales, cost cutting
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. reported a 12 percent rise in its January-March profit thanks to growing sales and cost cutting. Tokyo-based Honda said Friday it posted a January-March profit of 107.7 billion yen ($988 million), up from 95.9 billion yen a year earlier. That's on sales of 3.9 trillion yen ($36 billion), up 4 percent. Honda, which makes the Odyssey minivan and Asimo robot, says the results were achieved despite some unfavorable currency moves....

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