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  • Executive: No guarantee BP would help pay subsidiary’s fines

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill testified Tuesday that it is uncertain whether other BP…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending January 26, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. American Sniper (Enhanced Edition) by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice & Scott Mcewen – 9780062190963 – (William Morrow) 2. The Girl on the Train…

  • Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall. But decades after cities tore down buildings and replaced…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 26, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Five Nights…

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending January 26, 2015: Top Songs 1. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 2. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran 3. Sugar, Maroon 5 4. Take Me to…

  • House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward a vote authorizing legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with…

  • Pfizer net down on lower sales, higher research, legal costs

    Pfizer Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit fell by half as worsening generic competition and unfavorable currency rates reduced sales, and higher research and legal costs also reduced the bottom line. The world’s second-biggest drugmaker by revenue reported…

  • Obama team asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator’s complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration’s challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, Australia and many other countries.…

  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the…

  • Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thieves in a stolen SUV smashed through the glass doors of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco before dawn Tuesday and made off with historic gold nuggets on…

  • Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

    PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix…

  • Slide in US stocks slows in afternoon trading

    Disappointing earnings outlooks from big-name companies drove the stock market lower Tuesday afternoon as investors worried about future profit growth. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was down 291 points, or 1.7 percent, to…

  • Safety board: Systemic flaws in gas pipelines oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Accident investigators say there are systemic weaknesses in the way natural gas providers protect against the rupture of major, high-pressure pipelines in populated areas. They are pointing to three powerful accidents in…

  • Feds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Venezuelan financier who ran a massive investment fraud scheme in Connecticut deserves at least 12 years in prison. Authorities say in their sentencing memo that the crimes…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks plunge after weak earnings, economic data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sharply lower in afternoon trading, weighed down by disappointing forecasts from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in durable goods…