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  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans

    More than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges. Here’s a more detailed…

  • Real Salt Lake owner fined for comments about labor talks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has been fined $150,000 by Major League Soccer for comments he made about ongoing labor negotiations and discussions about free agency. The fine…

  • Va. consumer bills addressing social media, email accounts advance

    WASHINGTON – Social media and email accounts are in for some changes in Virginia, including new protections for workers applying for jobs or who want to keep their activity secret from their employers. The General…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stock market slips after weaker than expected growth in US NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower in midday trading, but are still on track to end the month…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • Big Sean leans on Kanye West more than ever with new album

    ATLANTA (AP) — Big Sean didn’t think his single “I Don’t F— With You” would become a hit. But Kanye West, the rapper’s mentor, convinced him during a recording session that he had a smash…

  • Competitors hungry for Seminole blackjack deal to expire

    MIAMI (AP) — As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state’s high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 467K SUVs for possible stalling

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem. It’s the same problem that…

  • Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.…

  • Volkswagen profits up 20 percent for full year

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says net profit rose 20 percent last year to 10.8 billion euros ($12.1 billion), but offered a cautious outlook for this year. The maker of Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda…

  • Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers

    HAVANA (AP) — Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his “habanos” sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries. Now he’s delighted…

  • Chrysler vehicles to be shipped from Port of Wilmington

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Port of Wilmington has secured a multiyear contract to export Chrysler vehicles to the Middle East. Diamond State Port Corporation, which operates the port, announced Thursday that Chrysler, Dodge and…

  • Baltimore warns food service illegal without running water

    BALTIMORE (AP) — After freezing temperatures have led to widespread water problems, the Baltimore City Health Department is warning food service facilities that they must have hot and cold water operating in order to serve…

  • Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a federal…