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  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A concessionaire has been awarded a temporary contract to provide services at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. The one-year contract to Xanterra (zan-TAYR’-uh) Parks & Resorts averts a shutdown of iconic…

  • Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say

    MIAMI (AP) — The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items…

  • Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader,…

  • Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1.8…

  • Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the nation. The automaker said Friday that it…

  • Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking…

  • 2014 Luxury Tax Payrolls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Final 2014 payrolls for the 30 major league teams for purposes of the luxury tax, as defined by baseball’s collective bargaining agreement and sent to clubs by the commissioner’s office. Figures…

  • NLRB alleges that McDonald’s Corp. violates worker rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Friday designated McDonald’s Corp. as a “joint-employer” with franchisees at nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants, delivering a big win to unions. The board’s general counsel’s office ruled…

  • Kim Jong Un game spoof ‘Glorious Leader!’ moving forward

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of…

  • 2014 Final Baseball Payrolls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Final 2014 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner’s office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of…

  • T-Mobile paying at least $90M for unwanted services

    WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn’t order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced…

  • Vikings VP helps in fighting cancer

    A Minnesota Vikings vice president and his wife have donated $1 million to children’s cancer care. Kevin Warren, who handles legal affairs for the team, and wife Greta, have donated the money to the University…

  • Update on the latest business

    WALL STREET Stocks little changed after two-day surge NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes are little changed as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. After gaining more than 700 points in two…

  • Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

    MIAMI (AP) — Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba’s most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here’s a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loosened restrictions on cigars: –…