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  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    12:30 P.M. EST Air travel is slowly resuming at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after hundreds of flights were canceled, and most flights remain canceled at LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York.…

  • American Airlines 4th-qtr profit gets lift from cheap fuel

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger. The airline is getting a huge lift from cheaper fuel…

  • US stocks tumble on weak business forecasts, economic data

    U.S. stocks tumbled in midday trading Tuesday, weighed down by disappointing business forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods. The slide sent the Dow Jones industrial average down nearly…

  • Massachusetts nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts nuclear power plant shut down automatically Tuesday after the blizzard moving through the region interrupted power flow, but there was never any danger to the public, authorities said. The…

  • Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state will help the Milwaukee Bucks pay for a new basketball arena with $220 million in bonds that would be paid for by projected growth in…

  • Spokesman: Iowa governor released from Des Moines hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has been released from a Des Moines hospital after receiving treatment for flu and dehydration. Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said the governor was in good condition…

  • Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

    PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix…

  • Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in…

  • Amid pressure, bailout critic is new Greek finance minister

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picked an outspoken bailout critic as his new finance minister Tuesday, signaling his resolve to take a tough line with eurozone lenders in an…

  • US stocks tumble on weak corporate forecasts, economic data

    U.S. stocks are tumbling in midday trading, weighed down by disappointing forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 357 points, or 2…

  • Pfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costs

    Pfizer Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research spending and legal costs also hurt the bottom line. The world’s second-biggest drugmaker by revenue…

  • Lyft cars still think pink, but streamline the ‘stache

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out. Ride-hailing company Lyft has pulled the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and replaced it with a 5-inch-long pink “glowstache”…

  • Democrats say they won’t support Iran sanctions bill for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won’t support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. The decision could halt…

  • Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator’s complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration’s challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries.…

  • Dow plunges after weak earnings, econ news

    The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods. The Dow was off 357 points, or 2…