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GENERAL MOTORS said Tuesday it will add or keep 4,000 U.S. jobs by hiring new employees or calling back furloughed workers over the next 18 months. GM will spend $2 billion at 17 plants in eight states to create the new work. Most of the investment will be in the Midwest. Beyond that, few details were released about where the jobs will land. It's also not clear how many of the positions will be new hires. The automaker will announce over the next few months which plants are getting new investments.

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BETTER WEATHER helped airlines avoid long ground delays in March, marking the fourth month in the past six in which no U.S. planes were stuck on the ground for more than three hours, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday. The country's 16 largest airlines had a combined on-time arrival rate of 79.2 percent in March, down from 80 percent last March. Hawaiian Airlines once again clinched the top spot with the most flights on time, followed by United. JetBlue came in last.

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THE WALT DISNEY CO. on Tuesday reported lower-than-expected net income and revenue for the second quarter, due to the poor box office performance of Mars Needs Moms and the temporary closure of theme parks in Japan from the earthquake and tsunami. Mars Needs Moms bombed at the box office and drove a $70 million drop in studio profit. Companywide, net income fell to $942 million from $953 million a year earlier and revenue grew 6 percent to $9.08 billion.

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$1.4 MILLION

FIRST-QUARTER LOSS for Wendy's/Arby's Group, narrower than its $3.4 million loss a year earlier, as the fast-food giant said it plans to raise menu prices, passing along higher ingredient costs

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"Lady Gaga is as passionate about her fans as we are about our players."

RAQUEL DISABATINO, director of entertainment and media for Zynga, in announcing the pop icon is releasing songs from her new album, Born This Way, on a section of Zynga's online game FarmVille before they can be heard anywhere else

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THE BOTTOM LINE: Wholesale companies' stockpiles rose 1.1 percent in March, 15th straight monthly gain, as sales among wholesalers increased 2.9 percent ...Live Nation Entertainment, the world's biggest concert promoter, is teaming with the popular coupon site Groupon to sell discounted tickets

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