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  • CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

    CVS Health’s fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street’s earnings expectations. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island, company said its $10-billion acquisition of pharmaceutical distributor…

  • CVS Health meets 4Q profit forecasts

    WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health’s fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street’s earnings expectations. CVS Health Corporation reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.5…

  • After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Following a “challenging” holiday season, Sears will accelerate the closure of some of its stores. Comparable-store sales in the fourth quarter dropped 6.9 percent at Sears, and 7.2 percent at…

  • Coke beats Street 4Q forecasts; Diet Coke volume falls

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola’s global soda volume rose in the fourth quarter, even as Diet Coke continued to suffer declines. The world’s largest beverage maker said Tuesday that unit volume worldwide, which reflects average daily…

  • 10 financial perks of growing older

    There are many perks of growing older, especially where your finances are concerned. Check out 10 of them.

  • Why you shouldn’t pay taxes with a credit card

    For most Americans, paying taxes with a credit card isn’t wise, simply because of the math. Here’s how the numbers break down.

  • Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New Orleans, and…

  • 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…