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  • Wind gusts delay flights, limit bridge operations

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Windy weather has delayed flights at a Washington airport and prevented empty box trailers from driving on Maryland’s Bay Bridge. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for much of Maryland…

  • Cost pressure intensifies for Southern Co. nuclear plant

    ATLANTA (AP) — The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant in Georgia that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably. Instead, the companies building first-of-their-kind reactors at…

  • List: 10 Super Bowl ads you’ll be talking about

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s almost show time. When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, 40-plus advertisers will be hoping to win over the more than 110 million viewers tuning in. After paying $4.5…

  • Mastercard and Amazon are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE MasterCard Inc., up 65 cents to $82.03 The processor of debit…

  • Braves deal RHP David Hale to Rockies in 4-player trade

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves pulled off another trade in their busy offseason Friday, dealing right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies for minor league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd.…

  • Lawsuit: Exploding air bag killed Texas man

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Texas man who might be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan has filed a lawsuit in connection with his death.…

  • Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A private company finally will be able to drill legally for oil at Teapot Dome, a remote Wyoming oilfield that remains best known for a political scandal that embroiled the administration…

  • Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness. Companies have been hiring at…

  • New York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a state wage board Friday The proposal from the…

  • Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings. January was a rough month for markets. The Standard & Poor’s…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Feb. 1-7. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless…

  • Gold, silver rise

    The February gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,278.50 an ounce — up $23.90. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $17.19 an ounce — up 43 cents.

  • Dollar higher

    The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.27 Canadian dollars, up from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 14.94 Mexican pesos, also up from…

  • Oil surges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $3.18, closing at $47.71 a barrel.

  • Billionaire: Taj Mahal benefit cuts an ‘essential sacrifice’

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers’ benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl…