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  • CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

    Acquisitions helped CVS Health’s fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year.…

  • Flint Mayor: Lead water pipe replacement being worked on

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A plan to remove and replace all lead water pipes in Flint homes will cost $55 million, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. Households were residents are deemed to be high-risk will…

  • US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in December

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December. The Commerce Department said Tuesday wholesale inventories fell 0.1 percent in December after dropping 0.4…

  • The Latest: Flint mayor discusses lead-pipe removal plan

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint’s water (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says officials are working on a plan to remove and replace…

  • Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades

    HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people. The company says that after receiving complaints from…

  • Global volume up for Coke, though Diet Coke fizzles

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola’s global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines. The world’s largest beverage maker said Tuesday that worldwide unit case volume for soda, which…

  • After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator. Patience appears to be wearing…

  • CVS Health meets 4Q profit forecasts

    WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health’s fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street’s earnings expectations. CVS Health Corporation reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.5…

  • 10 financial perks of growing older

    There are many perks of growing older, especially where your finances are concerned. Check out 10 of them.

  • Why you shouldn’t pay taxes with a credit card

    For most Americans, paying taxes with a credit card isn’t wise, simply because of the math. Here’s how the numbers break down.

  • Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and…

  • Chesapeake stock tumbles, rises after investors spooked

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Share prices for Chesapeake Energy stock were down more than 50 percent for a time Monday after a news report said the Oklahoma City-based company had brought on attorneys who help…

  • Gap reports 7 pct drop for a key sales figure for 4Q

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. reported slumping sales at all three brands for the crucial fourth-quarter, which covers the holiday season. The company, which operates Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores, said Monday…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back when the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood…

  • Highlights from Chipotle’s employee meeting on food safety

    Chipotle employees gathered in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms around the country to watch a presentation by executives about the company’s food safety procedures. The meeting on Monday came as Chipotle kicks off a…