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  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado’s Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of…

  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for…

  • US auto sales up in February despite snowy weather

    DETROIT (AP) — Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gains thanks to the strong economy. Toyota led major automakers…

  • Unions say they’ll sue Christie again over pension payments

    Fourteen unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees’ pension funds. The threat of an additional lawsuit adds to the…

  • Popeyes CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus

    NEW YORK (AP) — Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn’t shy about sharing her opinion of competitors’ chicken. The 58-year-old executive’s frankness isn’t surprising considering Popeyes turnaround during her tenure represents a vindication of sorts. In…

  • Los Angeles developer wants ex-Revel casino

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th hour bid to buy Atlantic City’s former Revel Casino Hotel. Izek Shomov has submitted a letter of…

  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.…

  • Things to be aware of when you file your taxes

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and…

  • In shifting economy, shops aim to please Pyongyang consumers

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang’s main…

  • North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CONGRESS-NETANYAHU’S GIFT Israeli leader’s gift to House speaker commemorates Jewish deliverance WASHINGTON (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says that when the Israeli leader speaks to a joint session of Congress, he’ll give House…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster today despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and…

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by half in February

    HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report…

  • Haitians’ ‘Brazilian dream’ sours as work hard to find

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the…