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Harvard, MIT sued over lack of closed captioning online

(AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are being sued by advocates for the deaf who say they failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs.

Kellogg's cereal sales fall again, hurt by Special K 


(AP) — Special K can't seem to shake its outdated image among weight watchers.

Booming SUV market gets new entries

(AP) — Sport utility vehicles are unstoppable — and automakers hope to cash in on the boom with some updated models coming to this year's Chicago Auto Show.

American Express, Costco to end US exclusivity deal

(AP) — Costco shoppers who have been limited for years to American Express credit cards may be able to pluck a new option from their wallets or purses next year when an exclusivity deal between the two companies expires.

Kidde recalling nearly 5M disposable fire extinguishers

(AP) — Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury.

Cheaper gas lowers US retail sales; spending up elsewhere

(AP) — U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.

Expedia buying rival Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

(AP) — Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.

GM to build 200-mile electric car at Michigan plant

(AP) — An electric car with a 200-mile range and a price tag of $37,500 will be built at a General Motors factory north of Detroit, the company announced Thursday.

US stock indexes close little changed after a quiet day

(AP) — Stocks indexes are closing essentially flat after a quiet day of trading.

Bake sales are out, healthier school fundraisers are in 


(AP) — When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in.