From the Wires

Comcast aims to fix reputation by hiring customer service reps

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Comcast will hire thousands in an attempt to bolster customer service.

Airline earnings are in the bag

ASSOCIATED PRESS: U.S. airline companies are making billions from bag and reservation-change charges.

Trade deficit reaches six-year high

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Cars and cellphones were the driving force behind the American trade deficit ballooning to $51.4 billion.

Comcast reaching tipping point in Internet subscribers

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Number of Internet subscribers now outranks cable television subscribers.

SurveyMonkey CEO dies

BLOOMBERG: David Goldberg unexpectedly passed away Friday at 47.

Labor groups hope franchisees will join fight against fast-food companies

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Website launched in hopes of creating union between workers, franchisees.

Special fee to ship oil proposed

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Older tanks carrying flammable material would be subject to a fee, while new models would get a tax break.

Jeff Bezos launches spaceship

FORBES: The Amazon CEO conducted a test flight of his New Shepard space explorer Wednesday.

General Motors pledges $5.4B in US plants

REUTERS: GM will invest $5.4 billion in manufacturing plants in the United States over the next three years.

Under Armour innovation chief alive after Everest avalanche

BLOOMBERG: Under Armour Inc. executive Nick Cienski survived the avalanche on Mount Everest after the major earthquake struck Nepal.

Budweiser 'removing No from your vocabulary' label falls flat

OREGONLIVE.COM: Consumers rebuked the label with a troublesome saying.

Chipotle eschews GMO ingredients

OREGONLIVE.COM: Chipotle announced Monday it will no longer include genetically modified ingredients in its food.

iPhone 6 sales drive increase in profits, revenue for Apple

BLOOMBERG: Apple experienced a 33 percent boost in profit in the first quarter.