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  • Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling congressional Republican leaders “fearful” of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Speaking to reporters Saturday at the Club for Growth’s…

  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38…

  • Biden welcomes pending passage Ukrainian economic plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming plans by the Ukrainian government to pass legislation next week to help stabilize the country’s economy. The White House says Biden expressed his approval during a…

  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, “Eat All You…

  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of unfunded pension liabilities. The agency said Friday that it lowered the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted in Minnesota for sex crimes against girls RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they’ve captured an American sect leader wanted for sex crimes against girls in the…

  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett’s successor

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he’s built as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO over the past 50 years, but he’s also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the…

  • Panthers swing another deal, trade Fleischmann for Heatley

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann. The deal comes two days…

  • AP Interview: Greece’s repayments to ECB need discussion

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are “in a different league” and will…

  • Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won’t seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the “disastrous” austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous…

  • US drone strike in Yemen kills 3 suspected al-Qaida fighters

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the town of…

  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta’s dismay

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world’s busiest airport. A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson…

  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta’s dismay

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world’s busiest airport. A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson…

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s 4Q profit declines 17 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts. Berkshire’s quarterly profit declined to…

  • Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights

    DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one…