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  • Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

    Super Bowl fans bet a record $132.5 million at Nevada sportsbooks on the 50th version of the game. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in its preliminary estimate on Monday that Nevada’s 194 sports books…

  • Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When the emergency room fills up — whether it’s a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from…

  • Mexico names new heads of Pemex, health, social security

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced several Cabinet changes, including the naming of a new head of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos. Social security director Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya…

  • Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel…

  • TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching,…

  • Twitter and Facebook are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE Twitter Inc. (TWTR), down 82 cents to $14.90 The social media company’s stock continued…

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, but they were quickly criticized by environmentalists as too weak to actually slow global warming. The…

  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde’s credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business “no longer met our underwriting guidelines.” In a panic, Clyde…

  • FAA: More registered drone operators than registered planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that…

  • Gap reports 7 pct drop for a key sales figure for 4Q

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. reported slumping sales at all three brands for the crucial fourth-quarter, which covers the holiday season. The company, which operates Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores, said Monday…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back when the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood…

  • Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the…

  • Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind…

  • Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. Sen. Ron Wyden says he has a “number of concerns” about…

  • Rates drop on 3-month and 6-month US Treasury bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction to the lowest levels in two weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.315…