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  • Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with…

  • Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with…

  • Army pays woman $820,000 to settle sexual harassment case

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Army has paid $820,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former military police trainee who says she was fired after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, defense…

  • Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles but shares up on outlook

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors posted its 11th straight quarterly loss Wednesday, and its results badly missed Wall Street’s forecasts. But the electric car maker’s shares soared anyway on news that its lower-priced Model 3…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the…

  • Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring

    NEW YORK (AP) — A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found. The laminate flooring was sold by Lumber Liquidators until last May, when the company announced…

  • Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image. The announcement came…

  • Whole Foods forecasts key sales figure could slip for year

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. says its sales at established locations slipped in its fiscal first quarter, and forecast the figure to be flat to down 2 percent for the year. The…

  • Tesla’s 4Q net loss doubles

    DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors says its net loss more than doubled to $320 million in the fourth quarter, hurt by lower-than-planned production of its new Model X SUV. The loss, equal…

  • Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb.…

  • VW, Audi, BMW recall nearly 1.7M vehicles in air bag mess

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata air bag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The moves announced Wednesday bring to just…

  • Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending…

  • HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO…

  • President: Czechs paid $6.2M ransom to Pakistan kidnappers

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic paid a ransom for the release of two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013, President Milos Zeman said Wednesday. Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka were on…

  • Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process. As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients…