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US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

February 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices. more »»

Docs show VW resisted Takata air bag recall

February 13, 2016 DETROIT — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. more »»

More progress in Argentina's debt talks

February 13, 2016 NEW YORK — A court-appointed mediator reported more progress Friday in efforts by Argentina to resolve a dispute with bondholders who claim they are owed about $10 billion by the financially strappe... more »»

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. more »»

Cruz data collection helps campaign read minds

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning... more »»

Congress OKs to ban local Internet taxes

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition... more »»

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

February 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. more »»

Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook

February 11, 2016 DETROIT — Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. more »»

Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

February 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. more »»

Twitter tweaks timeline in pursuit of more users

February 11, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service. more »»

Mylan to buy Sweden's Meda AB for $7.2 billion

February 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Drugmaker Mylan says it will buy Meda AB of Sweden for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, and says the move will help it enter new markets. Mylan valued the deal at $9. more »»

Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s Force-ful quarter

February 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about . more »»

Former Tyco CEO named chairman of ex-con group

February 10, 2016 NEW YORK — A former business titan convicted more than a decade ago in a notorious corporate fraud case that featured headline-grabbing tales of excessive spending is now board chairman of a New Yor... more »»

NTSB: Rules needed for air shipments of batteries

February 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — The government should issue more stringent rules for how rechargeable batteries are shipped on planes to prevent uncontrollable fires, the chairman of a federal accident investigations... more »»

Audi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among Super Bowl winners

February 9, 2016 NEW YORK — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. more »»

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

February 9, 2016 DETROIT — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing... more »»

Emissions rules for planes proposed

February 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — A U.N. more »»

Mazda recalls SUVs for filler pipe ruptures

February 9, 2016 DETROIT — Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire. more »»

Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy

February 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. more »»


Boy Scout Troop 310 Pancake Breakfast February 13, 2016

until 11 a.m. at the Hope United Methodist Church, 2203 S. Third Ave. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. more »

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