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Tesla boosts range, power and price of low-end Model S

(AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model.

Jack Daniel's turns back latest Tennessee Whiskey challenge

(AP) — Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.

FDA questions evidence for lower-risk tobacco product

(AP) — U.S. health regulators have questions about the data submitted by tobacco maker Swedish Match in its bid to become the first company to market a smokeless tobacco product as less harmful than cigarettes.

McDonald's to roll out bigger burgers

(AP) — Bigger burgers will be back on the menu at McDonald's, at least for a while.

An early gain for US stocks fizzles, leaving indexes lower

(AP) — An early gain for U.S. stocks fizzled in late afternoon trading, leaving indexes slightly lower at the closing bell.

Iowa trial to weigh whether wife was able to consent to sex 


(AP) — A former state lawmaker accused of raping his wife in a nursing home is forcing an Iowa court to confront a little-discussed question of aging: When is a person suffering from dementia unable to consent to sex?

YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving

(AP) — The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

(AP) — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, choosing instead ride-hailing services like Uber Technologies.

A look at the college tuition perks at Starbucks, McDonald's

(AP) — Starbucks says it will now cover four years of tuition reimbursement for workers to earn an online undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, instead of just two years. Last week, McDonald's Corp. also announced it was expanding a college tuition assistance program to workers at all its U.S. stores.

US job openings surge, yet employers slow to hire

(AP) — U.S. job openings surged in February to a 14-year high, yet employers filled fewer of those jobs than in the previous month.