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New York • It seemed like such a great idea: A company planned a business trip this winter to a warm place that would bring the entire staff together. But now, concerns about Zika are keeping 10 of the company’s …

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  • Former Freedom Industries owner and president Dennis Farrell, right, walks into Federal Court  with an unidentified woman in Charleston W.Va., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.  Farrell is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on a pollution charge in a 2014 chemical spill into a Charleston river that prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.  (Tom Hindman/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP Ex-exec gets 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill
    Charleston, W.Va. • A former Freedom Industries executive was sentenced Thursday to one month in federal prison for a chemical spill that fouled the d...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it
    New York • Myspace still exists? It does, and the company that owns the once-ubiquitous social network is being bought by Time Inc. to help the magazi...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Yellen: Fed evaluating prospect of negative rates
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed was taking another look at negative interest rates as a potential policy tool if the U.S. economy falt...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Treasuries yields drop to lowest point since ‘12
    Treasuries gained, pushing yields to the lowest in more than three years, as a persistent rout in global financial markets pushed investors into the s...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Feb 11 2016 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mylan slides while TripAdvisor, Cisco climb
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  • Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) U.S. stocks fall for a fourth straight day
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  • Congress likely to give OK to local Internet tax ban
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  • Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on: ’The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.’ (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Yellen: Too early to tell what’s happening globally
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  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, Darryl Nevins, owner of a Mosquito Joe franchise, sprays a backyard to control mosquitoes in Houston. Pest control companies in Texas are getting an early surge in business because of concerns that mosquitoes bearing the Zika virus will arrive from neighboring Mexico.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms
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    Updated Feb 11 2016 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • A woman uses a card to open a door next to an index board at the reception hall of the Stock Exchange in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Banks, particularly in Europe, have come under pressure over recent days as investors fret about their ability to cope with a bigger than expected global slowdown at a time when many still have sizeable bad loans on their books. Greece is expected to slip back into a mild recession in 2016, while the global sell-off in financial markets saw the value of shares on the Athens Stock Exchange sink to their worst level since 1989. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) U.S. markets dive sharply amid global selloff
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  • Yellen’s warning: Markets pose a threat to economy
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  • Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over 2008 crisis
    Albany, N.Y. • Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misre...
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  • FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, a man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi. Online dating is now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Mobile dating apps such as Tinder incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. That’s luring adults ages 18 to 24, who traditionally haven’t been big online daters because they are already surrounded by lots of other young, single people. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File) Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?
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  • Nokia quarterly profit rose but outlook cautious
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  • In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a taxi drives along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. The advent of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall has thrown the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its regulators into upheaval, as the taxi industry’s $3-per-ride credit card processing fee and lack of an online review system look suddenly out of date. (AP Photo/John Locher) As industry shifts, Vegas cabs are soul-searching
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  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. The Labor Department releases its weekly report on applications for unemployment benefits on Thursday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Claims for U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week
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  • Products fall from an overloaded vehicle after returning from North Korea’s Kaesong industrial complex in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. North Korea on Thursday vowed to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all South Korean assets at a jointly run factory park in the North, a swift, aggressive response to the South Korean decision to suspend operations at the former symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT Kaesong closure to mostly fall on S. Korean firms
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  • A man walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hong Kong’s stocks are set for their biggest daily drop in six months on Thursday, as worries about the health of the global economy, particularly the mainland, sparked a sell-off in financials and energy shares, according to government radio. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at the DraftKings daily fantasy sports company, works at his station at the company’s offices in Boston. Daily fantasy sports companies have said their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.  ESPN and DraftKings ended an exclusive advertising deal, and FanDuel confirmed it was laying off 55 workers in its Orlando, Fla., office. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) Fantasy sports firms defend industry
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  • In this image made from video, Google Vice President Tom Hutchinson, left, and President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin,  give evidence to the British government Commons Public Accounts Committee in London, Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.  The executives are appearing before the government committee following controversial agreements over tax payments by the internet giant.  (Image from video / PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES Head of Google Europe grilled by UK tax authorities
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