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  • White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.…

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

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. But the electric car maker’s shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3…

  • Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it’s starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the…

  • Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint’s water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state —…

  • APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

    EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s governing body for track and field, asked them each…

  • Mylan to buy Sweden’s Meda AB for $7.2 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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…

  • Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring

    NEW YORK (AP) — A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found. The laminate flooring was sold by Lumber Liquidators until last May, when the company announced…

  • Latest: Flint mayor asks Obama to visit her city

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint’s water (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The mayor of Flint, Michigan is asking President Barack Obama to visit her city, where…

  • Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users’ timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service. The change announced Wednesday moves Twitter closer…

  • Chancellor: Cash-strapped UC Berkeley faces tough decisions

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley, is running a $150 million deficit this year and must undertake a top-to-bottom review of expenses if it hopes to sustain its national standing as a…

  • Key things to know about changes in Twitter’s timeline

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s tweaking its timeline to emphasize certain tweets from people you follow, but don’t expect dramatic changes from the chronological feed you’re used to. The rearrangement will show up only if…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ Feb. 9 The Dallas Morning News on the results of the New Hampshire primary: A Republican presidential race that has lurched to…

  • Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came…

  • Whole Foods forecasts key sales figure could slip for year

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. says its sales at established locations slipped in its fiscal first quarter, and forecast the figure to be flat to down 2 percent for the year. The…