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Albany, N.Y. • When the emergency room fills up — whether it’s a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, t...

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  • FILE - This Saturday, June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York, where a replica of the ’Seinfeld’ set was on display. Some television companies are balking as more people watch shows online, and may start delaying the release of shows to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. These studios fear that the success of streaming services might lead more households to cut back or drop cable TV services. It also comes as online services have been dabbling in creating their own television shows. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File) TV producers may make you wait for new shows online
    New York • The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past s...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image provided by Mountain Dew shows a “Puppymonkeybaby,” background, in a scene from the company’s Kickstart spot for Super Bowl 50. (Mountain Dew via AP) Offbeat humor, upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads
    New York • From a strange creature called “Puppymonkeybaby” to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to h...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes
    Washington • Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Senator scrutinizes pharma links on pain panel
    Washington • A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized eff...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share


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  • Russia’s central bank revokes 2 bank licenses
    Moscow • Russia’s Central Bank effectively closed down two of the country’s smaller banks Monday after it revoked their operating licenses, its latest...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • In this picture taken on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, owner of Euro Security Products, a self defense equipment company, Bretislav Kostal displays a stun gun in Prague, Czech Republic. After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns _ to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market. Prague-based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can’t keep up with demand. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Germany: Stun guns in demand amid security concerns
    Prague • After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns — to the delig...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac waits for the start of a hearing at the National Assembly in Paris. Cahuzac, a one-time champion in the fight against tax evasion, appears in court Monday Feb.8, 2016 on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first and resounding political scandal under President Francois Hollande. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File) Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud
    Paris • A former French budget minister is appearing in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign thre...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:45 am   |     |   Share
  • How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties
    Frankfurt, Germany • The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more c...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Feds: Fiat Chrysler gear shifters are confusing
    Detroit • Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines r...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Stocks fall sharply; banks, tech sectors take a beating
    Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading Monday. The decline followed drops in Eu...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 12:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Wall of worry weighs on markets — in Europe
    London • Worries over the global economy weighed heavily on stock markets Monday, with Europe bearing the brunt of the selling. And oil prices fell fu...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:21 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. WhatsApp, the Internet messaging service owned by Facebook, announced in February 2016 that it now has 1 billion users worldwide. That’s both a milestone and a potential turning point: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he thinks Internet services are ready to become money-making businesses when they hit that mark. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File) In Tech: Instagram video series, billion-user club, Fitbit
    If a half-hour comedy is too long, how about a 15-second thriller? A group of independent filmmakers from Britain are rolling out a daily, 28-episode ...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Mattel shows the Smart Toy Bear. Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure, and unlikely to be hacked, but the same can’t be said for any Internet connected toys you may have purchased for your kids. (Mattel via AP) Something new to worry about: Connected toy security
    Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where ot...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • UAW president bemoans work moving to Mexico
    Three months after the United Auto Workers ratified new four-year agreements with Detroit-area automakers, President Dennis Williams said one of the u...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Is Platt’s BlueCrest under investigation by the SEC?
    Billionaire Michael Platt’s BlueCrest Capital Management is being investigated by a U.S. regulator over possible conflicts posed by an internal fund t...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • No recession on Madison Avenue as ad stocks top market
    Even as investors fret about the possibility of a recession, two stocks seen as especially sensitive to prospects for economic growth are signaling th...
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  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo patrons play poker in a designated area at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, R.I. Casinos far from Las Vegas are experimenting with different ways to draw millennials. Twin River Casino removed 274 slot machines to make way in December for more poker and other table games favored by younger gamblers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Casinos woo millennials with tattoos, martial arts
    Boston • Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios,...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, Angelo Falcone, left, is interviewed by Eric Larkee for a bartender job at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami. The restaurant group is expanding in South Florida and is hiring for all positions at its restaurants. On Friday, Feb. 5, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Many optimistic despite slower U.S. job growth
    Washington • Consider looking past January’s so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday’s government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hopeful sign for U.S. economy: Job hunting ticks up
    Washington • For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, photo, a salesman walks customers through the inventory in the certified used car lot at Brandon Ford in Brandon, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, the Federal Reserve releases its December report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) U.S. consumer borrowing accelerated in December
    Washington • U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending shou...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, a staffer hands out Mockingjay pins with the French tricolor at the Los Angeles premiere of ’The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ at the Microsoft Theater.  Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of ’The Hunger Games’ and investors fled as hopes diminished for the company to become an acquisition vehicle. (Photo by Jordan Stauss/Invision/AP) Lions Gate shares plunge and merger hopes fade
    Los Angeles • Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • The U.S. is still sitting on $4 billion in Madoff money
    There’s a $4 billion pot of cash at the Department of Justice for victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Thousands of them have been trying to t...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Symantec climbs after pair of investments
    Shares in Symantec Corp., the maker of cybersecurity software, rose Friday after getting investments from Silver Lake Management and Elliott Managemen...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • LinkedIn’s forecast prompts reconsideration of prospects
    LinkedIn Corp. is no longer the hot tech company many people thought it was. The stock plunged the most ever amid a wave of analyst downgrades after t...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:06 pm   |     |   Share