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  • Blue Jackets trade defenseman Jordan Leopold to Wild

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. The 34-year-old Leopold, an unrestricted…

  • Judge puts Mississippi AG’s investigation of 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…

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes 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 mark…

  • Man gets 4 to 10 years in prison in Vegas puppy shop fire

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Apologies didn’t sway a Nevada judge who sentenced a man on Monday to four to 10 years in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs…

  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday…

  • Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have reached new heights, making Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan’s net worth is estimated…

  • Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network. The deal is subject…

  • Lumber Liquidators stands behind products as stock plunges

    TOANO, Va. (AP) — Lumber Liquidators is refuting a “60 Minutes” report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than…

  • NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. All 32 teams and the players’ union were notified Monday of the increase, the second…

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

    MADRID (AP) — Eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout worth as much as 50 billion euros ($56 billion) for Greece, Spain’s economy minister said Monday. But in a sign of the state of uncertainty…

  • Homeland Security not the only area of Congress’ dysfunction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is higher this afternoon as deals and economic news give stocks a lift. The Nasdaq has touched 5,000…

  • Business events scheduled for Tuesday

    Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday: All times are Eastern. DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for February. LONDON —Barclays reports earnings. BARCELONA, SPAIN — Day 2 of Mobile World Congress.

  • Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices? Swedish retailer IKEA might just have the answer — furniture with built-in charging spots,…

  • US consumer spending, adjusted for inflation, rose in Jan.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less for a second consecutive month in January, but the weakness came from a big decline in gas prices. Excluding price changes, consumer spending was up in January and…