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  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology. The Obama administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers for health insurance sign-ups after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, metrics less favorable to the president's overhaul leaked out...

  • Trump Entertainment wants to sell Plaza equipment

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The parent company of Trump Plaza wants permission from a bankruptcy court to sell off its assets, including gambling equipment and furniture. Trump Entertainment Resorts filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Monday, seeking permission to sell off...

  • Larger aircraft could be using Maui's Hana Airport

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Larger aircraft could be using Maui's remote Hana Airport if the state carries out planned improvements. The state is planning to add features to allow the airport to accommodate aircraft with up to 30 passengers, the Maui News reported (http://ow.ly/BMC2x ). Currently,...

  • Pest control manufacturer to locate in Mooresville

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An all-natural, non-toxic pest control products manufacturer says it plans to lease 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Mooresville and eventually employ 380 full-time workers. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1sV3DCO ) Earth-Kind, based in Bismarck,...

  • Indiana Toll Road operator files for bankruptcy

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge and creditors will have to decide who runs the Indiana Toll Road after the highway's private operator filed for bankruptcy protection, formally acknowledging that it couldn't afford the debt from the multibillion deal to take over the highway. Chicago-based ITR...

  • GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

    DETROIT (AP) — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • America's other drug war

    Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American pharmaceutical industry. Roughly five years after lobbyists for drugmakers worked to help pass...

  • Bleak chic: Urban Outfitters incurs wrath of the Internet with 'blood splattered' Kent State sweatshirt

    Urban Outfitters came under fire Monday after online users discovered the "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt," a sun-faded cotton sweatshirt apparently spattered in fake blood.

  • Corporate America heads for the exits

    Corporate "inversions" are a problem that President Obama might find intractable, given a corporate tax system that most people agree is outdated and in urgent need of drastic reform at a time when Congress is too divided to fix it.

  • GOP tax writer: Treasury has a hidden tax-reform plan

    "I believe the Treasury Department has completed — or is very close to completing — such a plan, but refuses to make it public," House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp said Wednesday.



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