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  • Watchdog raps air traffic control system’s cybersecurity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is warning that cybersecurity weaknesses could lead to disruptions and undermine the safety of the nation’s air traffic control system. The Government Accountability Office says the Federal Aviation Administration…

  • NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season. All 32 teams and the players’ union were notified Monday of the increase, the second…

  • City University of NY refunds tuition to some immigrants

    NEW YORK (AP) — City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY…

  • 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 Feb 27 18,116,337 Statutory debt…

  • Jordan, other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan’s net worth is…

  • Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn’t exist.…

  • Box office top 20: Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ on top with $18.7M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s crime caper “Focus” debuted with $18.7 million, according to final figures Monday, while the previous North American box office leader, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” sunk to fourth place. The…

  • Boston commuter rail system operator fined over snow delays

    BOSTON (AP) — The company that operates the state’s commuter rail system has been fined more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of the trains were late or canceled during the heavy snowfalls that pounded the…

  • Milestones for the Nasdaq composite index

    Key milestones in the history of the Nasdaq composite index: — Feb. 8, 1971: Nasdaq index is created and set at 100 by the National Association of Securities Dealers, an industry self-regulatory group. — July…

  • The Nasdaq composite index, then and now

    It’s taken 15 years for the Nasdaq composite index to approach the record high of 5,048 it reached back in March 2000, at the height of the tech-stock boom that would later collapse. On Monday…

  • Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for media organizations says a gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually…

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday

    The Nasdaq composite index closed above 5,000 Monday for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. It was only the third time the index has closed above 5,000 in its 44-year…

  • Lawyer for media fights gag order in mine disaster case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for media organizations says a gag order in the criminal case of the West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 men violates the First Amendment by barring virtually…

  • Coroner: Truck kills paramedic helping others on icy road

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway has been killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree. Cambria County Coroner…

  • Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. The index, which is heavily focused on technology companies, gained 44…