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  • LG Electronics in red in 4Q on plasma TV business closure

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. lost money in the fourth quarter due to the closure of its plasma TV operations but its operating income rose thanks to a mobile business recovery. The…

  • Asia stocks sunk by oil plunge, Fed rate hike plan reminder

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after plunging oil prices and the Federal Reserve’s reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year led to a dismal day on Wall…

  • Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite. Growing up, she…

  • McDonald’s CEO steps down as sales decline

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world’s biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. The company said Thompson, who has been CEO for…

  • Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Some things to know about the concerns…

  • FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands…

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ 1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen advertisers will make their Super Bowl debut, buying a place on the biggest, most expensive stage in American television. Advertising experts…

  • Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl’s host city. But instead of sending this year’s guests to a trendy nightclub…

  • Former Arizona Republic publisher dies at age 67

    PHOENIX (AP) — Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett Co., has died. She was…

  • Renting out homes for Super Bowl can bring big bucks

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people gather each year to hobnob with A-list celebrities at a charity bash in the Super Bowl’s host city. But instead of sending this year’s guests to a trendy nightclub…

  • Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football

    CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots’ scandal over some deflated footballs. The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1wzxQsz ) reports that Bill Sarris had his…

  • Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group. The breakup announced Tuesday will transfer…

  • Main Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs

    DENVER (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. The…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise at midday after strong Apple, Boeing results NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly higher in midday trading on Wall Street as investors wait for the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement.…