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  • Judge says Caesars bankruptcy case will be held in Illinois

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday that the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will proceed in Illinois, denying a motion by several creditor groups who wanted…

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission says TracFone…

  • Fiat Chrysler profits drop but outlook brightens

    MILAN (AP) — The cost of buying the final stake of Chrysler weighed on the newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s profits in the fourth quarter, but CEO Sergio Marchionne said Wednesday that the company is…

  • Boeing reports 4Q profit of $1.47 billion on airplane sales

    CHICAGO (AP) — Demand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.’s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business. Boeing offered a muted outlook…

  • House passes bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a 277-133 vote on Wednesday, the House approved a bill giving the Energy Department a 30-day…

  • USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying. The revisions…

  • Firefighters rescue cows that took icy dip in Colorado pond

    FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters in Colorado have rescued two cows that plunged through the ice on a pond. Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine says someone driving by the pond south of Colorado Springs spotted…

  • ‘Selma’ star supports Cumberbatch over “colored” comment

    LONDON (AP) — “Selma” star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term “colored” in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King…

  • US stocks mixed in morning trading; Apple up sharply

    Major stock indexes were mixed in late morning trading Wednesday as investors waited for the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement for clues about when the central bank may raise interest rates. Energy stocks were among…

  • Fact sheet: 2015.5 Volvo S60

    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E BASE PRICE: $33,950 for base T5 FWD; $35,450 for T5 AWD; $39,250 for T6 FWD. PRICE AS TESTED: $46,825. TYPE: Front-engine, front-wheel drive, five-passenger, premium compact sedan. ENGINE: 2-liter, double…

  • Volvo’s entry car, S60, gets more power, plus fuel economy

    With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that’s nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers. The new S60 with base turbo four…

  • With lower oil prices, Sasol delays plan for Louisiana plant

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid falling oil prices, a South Africa-based energy company is delaying final plans for a $14 billion gas-to-liquid plant in Louisiana. Sasol made the announcement Wednesday in a news release about…

  • Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people gather every year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash thrown in the Super Bowl’s host city. But instead of heading to a trendy nightclub or swanky…

  • FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Regulators say companies must now…

  • Polish leaders seek relief for those with Swiss franc loans

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities unveiled proposals Wednesday aimed at helping more than 500,000 Poles with Swiss franc loans, the payments of which are spiking after a surge in the franc. However, Economy Minister…