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  • Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef’s Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette’s plans include selling…

  • University president tapped to head Philadelphia Fed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the University of Delaware has been selected to be the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The bank’s board of directors announced Monday that Patrick T.…

  • The Nasdaq composite index, then and now

    It’s taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse. On Monday…

  • Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires

    NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates’s net worth rose to $79.2…

  • US stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market headed higher on Monday as deals and economic news gave stocks a lift. The Nasdaq briefly touched 5,000, the first time the tech-heavy index has hit that…

  • Spain: 3rd bailout for Greece being mulled for up to $56B

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s economy minister says eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout for financially strapped Greece that would give the country as much as 50 billion euros ($56 billion). Luis de Guindos also…

  • France wants companies to make appliances that last longer

    PARIS (AP) — France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it. A new French government decree that…

  • Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq touches 5,000, nears its record high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn’t exist.…

  • Judge puts AG’s attempt to investigate Google on hold

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general’s attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google’s request for a preliminary…

  • GSK completes transaction with Novartis

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Switzerland’s Novartis AG have completed a three-part deal that will offer the British company’s shareholders a 4 billion pound ($6.17 billion) windfall. Under the complex arrangement that closed…

  • Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award

    GENEVA (AP) — The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show. German Volkswagen’s four-door sedan beat six other finalists including…

  • Buffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett didn’t end the speculation about his eventual successor, but he reiterated Monday that Berkshire Hathaway’s board has a plan in place. Buffett addressed a variety of topics on…

  • Google to offer own cellular network plan

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai…

  • US manufacturing slows as output and hiring weaken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers,…

  • Republicans say they will not delay right to work if passed

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly say a right-to-work bill isn’t a surprise and they don’t want to delay implementation after it passes. In a news conference Monday Rep. Chris Kapenga, a…