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  • NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ says farewell

    NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television.…

  • MBTA considering options to compensate riders for snow woes

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston-area transit system is considering several options for compensating customers for weeks of winter weather-related delays and breakdowns. A Massachusetts Bay Transportation official said Tuesday those options include one week of…

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit March 2 18,114,040 Statutory debt…

  • Senate GOP tries to repeal NLRB rule on union elections

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate moved Tuesday to try to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union’s request for representation and the vote on…

  • FCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman…

  • Nielsen’s top programs for Feb. 23-March 1

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 23-March 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 17.38 million. 2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.67 million. 3. “The Walking Dead,” AMC,…

  • A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve’s decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They’re cutting their own rates. Last weekend, China’s central…

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the…

  • Kings bring back former player Divac in front-office role

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff. The…

  • Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon said Tuesday during testimony in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not run…

  • US stocks fall a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell broadly in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors await earnings from the few companies yet to announce results and a jobs report later this week. The Nasdaq pulled…

  • CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government’s borrowing cap until the fall. That’s even though the government can no…

  • Safety agency closes truck tire probe without seeking recall

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has closed an investigation into reports of Michelin truck tire failures without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the 2014 model…

  • Los Angeles developer wants shuttered Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous downtown projects there has made an 11th-hour bid to buy Atlantic City’s former Revel Casino Hotel. Izek Shomof has submitted a letter of…

  • City, contractor questioned at NYC jail health care hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers have peppered city officials and company executives with questions about the quality of health care at Rikers Island jails. Councilman Corey Johnson told executives of Corizon Health…