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J&J: Business doing well on new product approvals 


(AP) — Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky says all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year.

GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales 


(AP) — The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.

Caterpillar 1Q profit climbs 5 pct, forecast rises 


(AP) — Caterpillar's first-quarter earnings rose 5 percent, and the construction equipment maker raised its 2014 forecast. But the company also said Thursday that a mining equipment sales slump is still hurting results.

Gadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs

Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed for humans. The price, at $129, is similar as well.(AP) — Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise — or sleep — their four-legged friends are getting.

Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls 


(AP) — Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement.

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes 


(AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 


(AP) — An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

(AP) — Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

(AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

(AP) — The stock market is closing slightly lower as several U.S. companies report disappointing earnings.