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  • Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a…

  • How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

    Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. In the…

  • Germany to Greece: Don’t mess with us over debt, austerity

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against “blackmail”…

  • Super Bowl History

    Super Bowl XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 At East Rutherford, N.J._82,529 Seattle 8 14 14 7—43 Denver 0 0 8 0— 8 The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning…

  • Mexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices. Finance Minister Luis Videgaray also said Friday the government will…

  • Court upholds deceptive ad claims against POM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that many advertising claims for POM Wonderful juice were deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and…

  • 5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of the above.…

  • Pilots at American and US Airways approve joint contract

    DALLAS (AP) — Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013. The multiyear deal gives pilots…

  • US stock markets mostly lower on mixed US economic data

    New government data showing a slowdown in U.S. economic growth helped pull stocks mostly lower in midday trading Friday. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners. Investors also were monitoring the latest crop of corporate…

  • Milk does a body good? A look at the science

    NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? While the government urges milk…

  • Bosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter on Friday made a criminal complaint against the country’s current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from…

  • BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins

    BERLIN (AP) — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins. The company says the problem affected BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce models…

  • AbbVie reports better-than-expected 4Q on Humira sales

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday because of double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira. Sales of Humira increased 10.6 percent to $3.36…

  • Obama calls on Congress to fund ‘precision medicine’ studies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes. Obama wants $215…

  • Stock market heading lower in midday trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is heading lower in midday trading as investors sift through mixed economic and corporate news. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 172 points, or 1 percent, to…