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  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology. Here’s a look at the event, where BlackBerry unveiled its new Leap, which…

  • JPMorgan will pay $50M in homeowner bankruptcy settlement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says JPMorgan Chase will pay $50 million to 25,000 homeowners for failing to properly review payment-change notices sent to homeowners who were in bankruptcy. The Justice…

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado’s Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can…

  • Rummenigge upbeat after meeting with Blatter

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Tensions between FIFA and Europe’s top clubs over the 2022 World Cup have been calmed by a meeting between Sepp Blatter and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. European Club Association chairman Rummenigge said Tuesday…

  • Los Angeles developer wants ex-Revel casino

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

  • Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe

    GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses. Karl-Thomas…

  • Best Buy hikes shareholder dividend, offers one-time payment

    Best Buy Co. raised its quarterly dividend 21 percent and plans to give shareholders an additional one-time payment after the nation’s largest electronics chain reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. The Minneapolis-based company said it will…

  • Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of Legends” might learn a…

  • Switzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia

    BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders. The joint declaration signed Tuesday in Canberra will see the countries automatically share tax information on each other’s…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.…

  • US auto sales up in February despite snowy weather

    DETROIT (AP) — Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow likely took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gains thanks to the strong economy. General Motors’ sales…

  • US safety agency probes Pierce fire truck steering problems

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers trucks made since…

  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals. In a report by the lobbying group Business Roundtable, the CEOs say their expectations…

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

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

  • Police: Italian business leader arrested for taking payoff

    ROME (AP) — Italian police have arrested an anti-corruption crusader for allegedly pocketing 100,000 euros ($110,000) he demanded to allow a pastry shop to operate at Palermo’s airport. Palermo Chamber of Commerce president Roberto Helg…