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  • AmEx adds perks to popular charge card, but increases fee

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will increase the annual fee on some of its most popular charge cards, the company said Thursday, but the company also increased some of those cards’ benefits as well.…

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    ___ Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on…

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes…

  • Gap surpasses Street 4Q forecasts on rising Old Navy sales

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter results on Thursday as sales continued to improve for Old Navy, its largest brand. Gap reported net income of $319 million, or 75 cents per share,…

  • NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department’s sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called…

  • Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley’s home away from home yet again. Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas…

  • Tech stocks soaring again, but with stronger wings this time

    NEW YORK (AP) — Whenever you hear, “this time is different,” the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com…

  • Standard Chartered bank appoints new CEO, shakes up board

    LONDON (AP) — Standard Chartered says its chief executive and chairman will stand down amid pressure from shareholders impatient with the board’s leadership. CEO Peter Sands will leave in June and be replaced by former…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks mixed NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes have been drifting between small gains and losses today. Traders are looking over reports on unemployment benefit claims, consumer prices and orders…

  • AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world’s largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has more than 11,000 stores in…

  • Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems

    DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding out why some air bags explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter. Ten…

  • No thanks! Companies reject “Shark Tank” deals, still thrive

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a “Shark Tank” investor. But after they had time to think about it, they changed their minds. Annual revenue…

  • Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more

    NEW YORK (AP) — You may think you’re immune to transparent sales pitches like “Do you want fries with that?” But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be…

  • Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail…

  • A quick look at the investors on “Shark Tank”

    A look at the six investors who appear on the reality TV show “Shark Tank”: BARBARA CORCORAN Founder of New York real estate brokerage The Corcoran Group, which she sold for $66 million in 2001.…