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NEW YORK »  When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently.

SEATTLE >> Starbucks says a computer outage that affected registers at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada has been resolved. The coffee chain said late Friday night that stores are expected to open for "business as usual" Saturday.

After years of steadily rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings, to be exact.

Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc., a Los Angeles lingerie brand that struggled to compete with rival Victoria's Secret, has closed all of its stores and will do business only online.

The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

Six states have already outlawed powdered alcohol, and lawmakers in about 30 other states have introduced similar bills, saying they fear the product will make it easier for minors to abuse booze.

Walgreen Co. will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.

Three times in recent years, intruders got past the security fencing that surrounds Honolulu Airport, according to an Associated Press investigation. In 2012 airport employees found an injured 27-year-old woman lying in a culvert inside the security fence line.

Several hundred times during the past decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports.

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