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  • Nevada changes urged to promote electric cars

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A nonprofit group promoting energy efficiency is recommending a number of ways Nevada can do more to promote the use of electric cars in the wake of Tesla Motors' plans to build a $5 billion battery factory in the state. Nevada doesn't have the policy infrastructure...

  • Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report

    LONDON (AP) — Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The scandal deepens the financial woes for the...

  • AutoZone shares drop after 4Q results

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. shares dropped more than 4 percent Monday afternoon after reporting fourth-quarter revenue that missed Wall Street expectations. The auto parts retailer posted revenue of $3.05 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, falling short of Street forecasts. Analysts...

  • UPS expands 3-D printing to 100 more stores

    ATLANTA (AP) — UPS says it will put 3-D printers in nearly 100 more stores as it seeks to lure small businesses. United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday that it has been testing the printers at six stores. The company said they have been used by businesses, inventors and artists to make...

  • Giuliani to help fight Noriega's video game suit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that...

  • Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1. Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns...

  • 15 vehicles destroyed at Sudbury auto dealership

    SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) — Fifteen luxury vehicles were destroyed and five others were damaged in a massive fire Monday at a Sudbury auto dealership. There were no reports of injuries. The fire at a lot at Herb Chambers Land Rover and Jaguar on Route 20 was reported by a passer-by just after 1...

  • Bidder offers $283K for historic Maine lighthouse

    SOUTH HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — The top bidder in a government auction for a Maine lighthouse is willing to pay $283,000 for the 1871-built structure. The bid would be the highest ever for a Maine lighthouse if accepted. The federal General Services Administration shut down the auction for the...

  • Gas falls another 5 cents to lowest price of year

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island has fallen another 5 cents to its lowest of the year. AAA Southern New England's weekly price survey Monday found the average cost of a gallon of self-serve regular in the state fell to $3.43. The lowest it had been...

  • Swiss bank UBS loses $1.4B bail appeal in France

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss bank UBS AG has failed to overturn a bail order for 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) set by a French court in a tax evasion and money laundering case. The Zurich-based bank said it was informed Monday of the appeals court decision, which it said failed to take into account...

  • Uber, Lyft restraining order eyed in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge is set to hear arguments from a group of taxi and limousine operators seeking to stop ride-sharing services from operating in New Mexico. Albuquerque District Judge Nancy Franchini is scheduled Monday to hear arguments in a temporary restraining order...

  • Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that the weak economic recovery in the eurozone "is losing momentum." Draghi told members of the European parliament Monday there was no sign yet of a halt to the sharp...

  • Massachusetts gas prices drop 4 cents per gallon

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts motorists are getting more relief at the pump, as the cost of a gallon of gas has fallen 4 cents in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular has dropped to an average of $3.39 per gallon, a nickel higher than the national...

  • 'The Lion King' earns record box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment...

  • Michigan attorney general sues over propane costs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints...



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