• Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick’s former sponsor.

  • Flood of off-lease used cars push prices down, upend market

    DETROIT (AP) — In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales.

  • 2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo likely to be held in Denver.

  • Brewing company creates beer in honor of baby hippo Fiona

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo named Fiona is getting a new beer in her honor.

  • Retailers help US stocks toward records on 6th day of gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.

  • Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy.

  • How food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — A proposal to curtail the nation’s food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as people shuffle their budgets.

  • US stocks extend rally to fifth day as tech companies rise

    Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve.

  • US stocks inch higher as health care companies gain ground

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Tuesday morning as health care companies including makers of scientific instruments and drugs rise. Beverage makers are also gaining, leading household products makers upward. Stocks rose for the past three trading days following a steep loss last Wednesday.

  • Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south

    REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border — bound for Texas and U.S. feed lots beyond.