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  • Fed Chair Yellen reports small dip in assets for 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have gotten a job promotion last year, but her total assets don’t appear to have gotten a bump. Yellen’s financial disclosure form for 2014 shows a net…

  • Fire Department of New York gets 1st female, gay chaplain

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain. The Rev. Ann Kansfield was sworn in on Tuesday. She is the department’s eighth…

  • Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

    NEW YORK (AP) — News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people…

  • Cubs’ scramble on Wrigley Field hits bump when mayor balks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs’ scramble to get as much of a massive renovation of Wrigley Field done before next month’s opening day hit a bump Tuesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel dashed the team’s…

  • Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to…

  • Best Buy and Orexigen are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Best Buy Co., up 55 cents to $39.18 The electronics retailer…

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.…

  • Target plans $2b in cost-cutting moves

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years through corporate restructuring and other improvements. The goal: to make the Minneapolis-based discounter more agile to compete in…

  • Waze map app to get Amber Alerts on child abductions

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is sending the alerts. They will pop up in the Waze app…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday

    U.S. stock indexes closed lower Tuesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index back below 5,000. The decline came a day after the Nasdaq closed above that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15…

  • New Greek government to spend $234M on poverty relief

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new left-wing government is promising to spend 200 million euros ($234 million) this year on assistance programs for people pushed into “extreme poverty” by the financial crisis. In its first…

  • Engineer in Southern California train crash dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The engineer of a Southern California commuter train died Tuesday, a week after he was badly injured when his train smashed into a truck that had been abandoned on the tracks,…

  • Top selling vehicles in the US in February

    Automakers released February U.S. auto sales on Tuesday. These were the top selling vehicles, the number sold and the percent change from February 2014. Vehicle Number sold Percent change from February 2014 Ford F-Series 55,236…

  • AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries…

  • Auto industry slows for bad weather, but stays on course

    DETROIT (AP) — February threw snowstorms and other roadblocks at the auto industry, but U.S. sales of new cars and trucks are still poised to hit their highest level in more than a decade this…