Consumer services

In this Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings on Tuesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 25, 2017 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it is still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores. The world's biggest burger chain said Tuesday that global sales rose 4 percent at established locations in the first three...
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In this Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings on Tuesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 25, 2017 - 10:26 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores. The world's biggest burger chain said Tuesday that global sales rose 4 percent at established locations in the first...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 201 file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. Americans lodged nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies, most compiled and made readily available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government. But that window may soon be closing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 24, 2017 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Industry groups criticize the database as potentially misleading and incomplete. They want to change the law allowing the...
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April 21, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing chain Bebe says it expects to close all its stores by the end of May, making it the latest retail casualty of the migration to online shopping. The Brisbane, California-based chain had said earlier this month it would close 21 stores and "explore options" for the remaining...
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In this photo taken Dec. 21, 2106, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels. Trump said he would turn the money over to the Treasury. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 21, 2017 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House investigations panel asked the Trump Organization on Friday for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2016, photo, cars line up at at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Car users in Pyongyang are scrambling to fill up their tanks as gas stations limit services and close their gates amid concerns of a possible shortage. The cause of the restrictions or how long they might last were not immediately known. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge, File)
April 21, 2017 - 10:21 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Car users in Pyongyang were scrambling Friday to fill up their tanks as gas stations began limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. A sign outside one station in the North Korean capital said sales were being restricted to diplomats or...
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April 20, 2017 - 2:21 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer. KNSD-TV and KFMB-TV report that the jury found Thursday that Petco was not negligent or liable...
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April 20, 2017 - 9:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a sound engineer from releasing unpublished music by Prince after the late superstar's estate objected. George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006, and made at least one recording — called "Deliverance" — available Wednesday for online...
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FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory. The plant was confiscated on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. GM says its due process rights were violated and it will take legal steps to fight the seizure. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 20, 2017 - 8:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. The plant was confiscated on Wednesday as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country that...
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April 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Burberry shares plunged Wednesday after the U.K. luxury goods maker reported disappointing sales figures, with the fall in the pound in particular boosting spending by tourists in Britain. The company said that sales in the second half of its fiscal year fell 1 percent when stripping...
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