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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 series on Instagram. “Shield 5” is about the hunt for John Swift, who after three …

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  • 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
  • FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, a view of an iPhone in Washington showing the Twitter apps among. Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is proactively looking at other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Twitter to actively seek out terrorist supporters
    Washington • Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other acco...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tyson Foods, LinkedIn are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market: NYSE • USG Corp., up $1.93 to $21.04 T...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 03:48 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 lose more ground after weak jobs report
    New York • Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation s...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains
    Washington • A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Italian banks hit by concerns over bad loans
    Milan • Italian banking shares are getting battered this year as the government tries to bundle and dispose of billions of euros in bad loans while at...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks
    New York • The nation’s six largest banks have hit an oil slick. They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won’t al...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
  • HSBC bank reaches $470M deal with U.S., states
    Washington • Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and fore...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
  • This Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, shows the building that houses the Chicago Stock Exchange in Chicago. The Chicago Stock Exchange, which was founded more than a century ago, is being bought by an investor group led by a Chinese company. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, but first needs approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Chinese-led investors to buy Chicago Stock Exchange
    New York • The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said it has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese-led investor group. The buyers ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Visitors look at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center during a media tour in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Officials held a media tour on Friday of venues for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, ahead of a World Cup skiing event this weekend that will be the first test event for the 2018 Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target
    Jeongseon, South Korea • South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of $728 million in domestic spons...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 08:30 am   |     |   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) U.S. added just 151,000 jobs in January
    Washington • The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pa...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:56 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, an Icelandic cargo ship is loaded with containers in Portland, Maine. On Friday, Feb. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for December. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) U.S. exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession
    Washington • The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dolla...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 08:24 am   |     |   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 solidly lower following weak jobs report
    New York • The stock market is moving lower after the government reported that job creation in the U.S. slowed down last month. Technology stocks had...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share