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New York • Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is “substantial doubt” it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its …

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  • Starbucks employee Ed Devlin reacts as he views a 360 video of a Starbucks’ Costa Rica coffee farm at a display before the company’s annual shareholder meeting, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees
    New York • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge t...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Activists eye Nebraska Keystone XL review
    Lincoln, Neb. • Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state comm...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this May 18, 2015, file photo, Gino Celli draws a water sample to check the salinity in an irrigation canal that runs through his fields near Stockton, Calif. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, announced that farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley will receive 65 percent of their contracted supplies. This comes in one of California’s wettest winters in years ending five years of punishing drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) California farmers will get bump in irrigation water
    Fresno, Calif. • Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compa...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Puerto Rico’s bondholder deal in jeopardy
    San Juan, Puerto Rico • The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after feder...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:36 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Mar 22 2017 07:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is sure to face sharp questions from Democrats in his Senate confirmation Thursday, March 23, 2017, over his years of work for Goldman and other financial giants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Trump’s SEC pick, a Goldman lawyer, has skeptics
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  • The House Rules Committee meets to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. From left to right are, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the Budget Committee ranking member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the ranking member of Ways and Means, and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. At top center on dais are Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the vice chair. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Kochs spending millions to stop GOP health care bill
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  • The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Australians Richard and Sharon Burns to increase their interest in a number of radio stations, including those that broadcast from this site shown in Juneau, Alaska, Sunday, March 19, 2017, to a full 100 percent. It’s the first time the agency has permitted this and comes after the agency clarified rules that some broadcasters viewed as too severely restricting outside investment. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) Aussies — first foreigners to own U.S. radio stations
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  • Trader Andrew Silverman, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Stocks are treading water in early trading as gains in high-dividend stocks are outweighed by drops in banks and other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Indexes inch back upward as tech stocks rise
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  • Sears, Nike stumble while FedEx, Duluth rise
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  • Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi, right, accompanied by a sanitary inspection agent, collect meat products for testing, in a supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. South Africa is partially suspending imports of Brazilian meat, the latest country to do so in the wake of an inspection scandal. Brazilian investigators charge that health inspectors in the South American country were bribed to overlook the sale of expired meats and chemicals and other products were added to meat to improve its appearance and smell. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Inspection scandal deflates Brazil meat exports
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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, is sure to face sharp questions from Democrats in his Senate confirmation Thursday, March 23, 2017, over his years of work for Goldman and other financial giants. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Trump’s SEC pick, ex-Goldman lawyer, has skeptics
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