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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads

    NEW YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy…

  • As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

    NEW YORK (AP) — For small business owners who deliver goods and services via car, truck or SUV, lower gas prices have brought more customers within reach and put more money in their pockets. As…

  • Shareholders OK tobacco firm Reynolds’ deal to buy Lorillard

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday. The deal announced…