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Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert 


(AP) — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases.

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes 


(AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record 


(AP) — Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show 


(AP) — The FBI in Pittsburgh says a man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by pretending to work for a Japanese talent agency on behalf of musician Pharrell Williams.

Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

(AP) — Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

Soul searching at Abercrombie & Fitch

(AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the beefcake models who greet customers at its doors.

Armenians around the world mark 1915 genocide 


(AP) — Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns 


(AP) — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback 


(AP) — What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

What could McDonald's do to fix its business? 


(AP) — When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.