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GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric is reporting lower net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive."...

Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss....

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent
UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer....

Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show
BEIJING (AP) -- China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models....

China factories face new challenge as growth slows
HONG KONG (AP) -- As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper....

Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products....

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections....

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....

Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time
BEIJING (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities....

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