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  • Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes over 10-year period

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says nearly 1,600 IRS workers were found to have willfully evaded taxes over a 10-year period. It’s a small percentage of the agency’s employees — about 160 workers a…

  • Role of government powers at issue in pension case

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers’ unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state…

  • Sheila Bair named president of private Maryland college

    CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Sheila Bair, who was the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the 2008 financial crisis, has been named president of Maryland’s Washington College, a private liberal arts school. She…

  • Fries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery

    NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day McDonald’s said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour…

  • While Car2Go deductible goes down, fee per trip goes up

    WASHINGTON — The good news for Car2Go drivers: The deductible for car damage is going down. The bad news for Car2Go drivers: The cost for each trip is going up. In an e-mail to customers…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks slip on weak economic data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in midday trading on Wall Street following some weak reports on the U.S. economy. Seven of the 10 industry sectors…

  • Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn’t so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up. Apple’s smartwatch has a wider range of apps than rival watches from…

  • For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to…

  • The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving…

  • What Millennials Are Looking for in a City

    The millennial generation is a diverse bunch, but there are a few common threads that tie them together. Millennials often value experiences and look at their lives in a different way than previous generations did…

  • 10 Ways to Save While Gardening

    Green Gardening If you’ve been eyeing your neighbors’ tulips or watching a community garden patch start to bud, you might be wondering how you can join the gardening fun, too. Growing your own flowers and…

  • College financial aid: There’s still time to apply

    When it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better. Universities have a limited amount of money they can award to students every year. Scholarships get snapped up fast. And many…

  • A bio snapshot of Lori Greiner of QVC and ‘Shark Tank’

    Lori Greiner, entrepreneur on QVC and investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” AGE: 45 HOMETOWN: Chicago LIVES IN: Chicago and Los Angeles FAMILY: Married to Dan Greiner EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication from Loyola University Chicago…

  • How do you get on QVC? Tips from entrepreneur Lori Greiner

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take a product on a home shopping channel and sell out in a matter of minutes— it’s the dream of many entrepreneurs. Lori Greiner, who’s sold her jewelry organizers, home decor…

  • BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in…