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  • Conservationists, loggers team up on forest health

    JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of…

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows

    NEW YORK (AP) — This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough…

  • Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won’t be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They’ll be hunkered down in statehouses…

  • Anne Arundel woodworkers build homemade toys

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Scads of hacksaws, chisels, shavers, wrenches and screwdrivers dangle from the walls in Andy Borland’s workshop. Bottles of glue teeter on the edge of counters. The chests and workbenches are discarded…

  • How to find the best-value D.C.-area doctors, house cleaners and more

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to various services in the D.C. area, how do you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck? Washington Checkbook Magazine has some tips when it comes to getting the…

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it’s apparent…

  • A guide to returning gifts during the holidays

    WASHINGTON — Christmas gifts have been opened, and many people may be left wondering, “What were they thinking?” as they seek ways to return gifts. Kiplinger Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar breaks down what consumers need…

  • 5 money moves everyone should make in 2015

    The end of the year is finally on its way, and you know what that means: It’s time to reflect on how your financial goals and dreams panned out in 2014. Did everything go as…

  • Moviegoers react to local screenings of ‘The Interview’

    WASHINGTON — Hackers promised 911 style violence. And reviewers weren’t delivering raves. But for the people who showed up to the early viewing of ‘The Interview’ at a Brandywine movie theater on Christmas Day, none…

  • Streaming release of ‘Interview’ test for industry

    ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new…

  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at…

  • Court orders release of jailed real estate mogul

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the release Wednesday of a real estate mogul who was jailed last week in Montana after being found in contempt of court over his sale of…

  • Where to watch ‘The Interview’ online

    You don’t need to leave your house to watch “The Interview.” Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms Wednesday. The online release comes a day after the studio reversed its previous decision not to…

  • More ‘Help Wanted’ signs up at small businesses

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners. After cutting back on spending for years,…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Slight gains for US indexes a day after the Dow industrial closed above 18,000 for first time NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing mostly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial…