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McDonald's challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's wants to simplify, simplify, simplify - but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale....

Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers....

Australian stocks slip after central bank cuts interest rate
HONG KONG (AP) -- Australian stocks slipped Tuesday even as the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Stocks elsewhere in the region were mostly lower with two major markets closed....

Lufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices....

Airlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees
U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes....

Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change
NEW YORK (AP) -- It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights....

AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym
David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said....

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin....

Google is starting small, thinking big with 'Project Fi'
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable....

Greece to lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government said Monday it was seeking the swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with its debt payments, following weekend progress in negotiations with creditors....

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