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Chicago • Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular suppleme...

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  • In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson) Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp intact
    Bismarck, N.D. • The Army Corps of Engineers said it won’t extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encamp...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • United, American selling cheaper economy fares
    Dallas • American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travele...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Small Business optimism surging, surveys show
    Small business owners’ view of the economy is surging and giving them an incentive to hire. That’s the finding of surveys released last week by two ad...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wells Fargo fires 4 execs in sales scandal inquiry
    New York • Wells Fargo’s board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank’s sales practices scandal. Tuesday’s...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Puerto Rico facing painful austerity
    San Juan, Puerto Rico • The newly appointed head of a federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances warned on Tuesday that the U.S. terri...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Vail buying Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort for $50M
    Vail Resorts, Inc. is extending its reach for the first time into the northeastern United States, announcing Tuesday it will purchase Stowe Mountain R...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this May 1, 2014 photo, an elephant waits to entertain the opening night crowd at the Melha Shrine Circus at the Eastern States Coliseum in West Springfield, Mass. After earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping animal performances in 2016, the Melha Shrine Circus will bring back the animal acts for seven performances over four days in May 2017. (David Molnar/The Republican via AP) Circus brings back animal acts it had cut
    Boston • A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, shows signs for Burger King and Tim Hortons locations in Ottawa, Ontario.  Restaurant Brands International says it’s buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons. The move fits with Restaurant Brands’ approach of taking over well-known fast-food chains it sees as having the potential for significant expansion. The deal gives Popeyes shareholders $79 per share, representing a 27 percent premium from its average price on Feb. 10, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File) Burger King parent to buy Popeyes for $1.8B
    New York • Restaurant Brands International says it’ll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 25, 2017 photo taken with a super wide-angle lens, shows the new 304 million dinar ($997 million) Jaber Hospital, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kuwait City, Kuwait. In the coming months Kuwait’s first new government hospital in more than three decades will open its doors -- but to Kuwaiti citizens only. It’s the latest in a series of steps that some see as discrimination against the large numbers of non-native residents who build the high-rises, sweep the roads and clean toilets in the oil-rich emirate. Even elsewhere in the Persian Gulf -- a coveted destination for migrant workers -- there are growing voices who want the foreigners out. (AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg) In Kuwait, ‘too many foreigners’ a frequent refrain
    Kuwait City • Kuwait’s first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It’s the late...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • People walk past a branch of HSBC bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for ’unexpected economic and political events’ and warned of risks in 2017 to the global economy’s continuing recovery. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth
    Hong Kong • London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that its annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for “unexpected econom...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, a man walks past an advertisement of Toshiba Corp. in Tokyo. Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 31.4 billion yen ($277 million). Toshiba said Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, it is selling its entire 65 percent stake in Toshiba Medical Finance Co. to Canon, a Japanese camera maker, effective March 31. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon
    Tokyo • Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 31.4 billion ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken on Monday Feb. 20, 2017, vegetable sellers ply their wares by the light of locally-made lanterns in Lagos, Nigeria. In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours, Dutch company Lumos offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours. For a country without a secure supply of electricity where people are dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators, Lumos was surprised they spend more on power than solar options. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) Nigerians starved of electricity turn to solar
    Johannesburg • The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure su...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Macy’s profit drops nearly 13 percent
    New York • Macy’s, the nation’s largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped nearly 13 p...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows the Yahoo and Verizon logos on a laptop, in North Andover, Mass.   Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement announced Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion or cancel the deal entirely.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) $350M discount salvages Yahoo-Verizon deal with
    New York • Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that expose...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:47 am   |     |   Share
  • People read newspapers around a kiosk in Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what economic reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro this summer. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis) Greece calls on Germany to ease budget demands
    Athens • Greece’s government has called on Germany to drop what it described as “irrational” budget demands in the country’s bailout program, a day af...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:54 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. enjoyed accelerated business at its core U.S. namesake stores in the fourth-quarter, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  as it drew more shoppers, encouraging signs that its efforts to lower prices and beef services are helping to gain inroads against online leader Amazon.com.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge
    New York • The nation’s largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Eurozone economy running near 6-year high
    London • Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to a near six-year high, a closely watched survey found Tuesday. In its mo...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York’s Financial District.  Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Deals, earnings boost U.S. stocks to start week
    Stocks are breaking records again Tuesday as the market resumes its climb after a holiday break. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil. Co...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Global stocks higher on strong economic indicators
    Beijing • Global stock markets mostly turned higher on Tuesday after surveys pointed to robust economic growth in Europe and Japan, regions that have ...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 6, 2013 file photo, a Delta Airlines jet flies past the company’s billboard at Citi Field, in New York. Delta says Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 that it will start serving meals to all passengers on 12 long-haul routes over the next several weeks. Airlines took away free sandwiches and similar fare after an industry downturn during the worldwide financial crisis.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Delta will bring back free meals on some long U.S. flights
    Food could be making a comeback in U.S. economy class, where passengers must either schlep their own meals, pay for one on board or make do with pretz...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 11:45 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Snap Inc. is listing the company’s valuation at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry’s biggest initial public offering in years. The parent company of SnapChat said in a regulatory filing Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, that the IPO is likely to be priced between $14 and $16 per share. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Snap values itself at up to $22B ahead of IPO
    Snap Inc. is valuing the company at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry’s biggest initial public offering in years. The parent comp...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 8, 2017, photo, a Google Chromebook displays Adobe Lightroom in New York. Google Chromebook laptops are impractical for many people because they’re little more than expensive paperweights when they’re out of range of an internet connection. Yet they’ve defied expectations and made tremendous inroads in one of the least likely places: U.S. schools. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) New Google Chromebooks cross laptops and tablets
    Samsung is releasing two new “premium” Google Chromebooks that offer hardware and software improvements not available on most standard models. They bo...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Yahoo issues new warning of potential email account breach
    Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s inv...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Insurer Anthem fires back at Cigna
    Health insurers Anthem and Cigna are now trading lawsuits instead of working together to salvage a shaky $48-billion buyout agreement. The Blue Cross-...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 11:12 am   |     |   Share