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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season.

Nastase will be the ‘bad boy’ if he says more about Williams

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said he would be considered the "bad boy" if he says anything more about Serena Williams, and then later said more in a separate interview.

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

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US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

McDonald’s US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's says new Big Mac sizes helped boost a key sales figure in the U.S., but that it's still working on trying to attract more customers to its stores.

Cost cuts at Coca-Cola go deeper, including jobs

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will trim 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost cutting.

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

PARIS (AP) — The French magnate behind LVMH moved to incorporate Christian Dior into his luxury goods empire in a 12 billion-euro ($13 billion) deal.

Eurozone deficit down to lowest level since early 2008

LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday.