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  • 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…

  • Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they’re sick

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food…

  • Judge adopts deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state’s 10 prisons. U.S. District Court Judge…

  • Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Azize Calis is pleading for peace. The 70-year-old Kurdish woman is among tens of thousands displaced by fighting raging between Turkish security forces and militants in the southeast after a peace…

  • Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company. Frank Tuch, 48, is being replaced as the company deals with a scandal over diesel vehicles equipped to cheat on emissions…

  • US stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oil

    Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners in early trading Monday as the price…

  • Budweiser says it didn’t pay Peyton Manning to mention beer

    (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Peyton Manning must really love Budweiser. Manning said twice during his post Super Bowl 50 interviews that he plannd to drink a lot of Budweiser Sunday night, but Budweiser’s head of…

  • After big loss, Credit Suisse CEO asks board: Cut my bonus

    GENEVA (AP) — The new CEO of Credit Suisse has proposed that its board make a “significant” cut in his bonus after the Swiss bank posted disappointing earnings last week and announced 4,000 job cuts.…

  • Taxi in Prague block traffic, demand higher pay, ban on Uber

    PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of Czech taxi drivers are blocking a major road in downtown Prague to demand higher pay and protest alternative services such as Uber. The protest began early Monday with drivers blocking…

  • How food trucks at commuter lots could help with security

    Under a new bill, food truck vendors would apply to VDOT for a business permit and pay a fee to operate in commuter lots.

  • Gasoline prices falling in DC area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gasoline prices are falling in Washington, D.C., and the metro area. But they’re still above the national average. AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded Sunday…

  • Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s…