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Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 03:45PM

New York • U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators. While energy stocks fell with the price of oil, …

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  • Newmont, Papa John’s dip; Bristol-Myers rises
    New York • Stocks that opened substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: • Toll Brothers Inc., up $1.94 to $33.93 The homebuilder announced strong f...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • A couple embraces as opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D., as authorities were preparing to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season. The Army Corps of Engineers ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday. (AP Photo/James MacPherson) Pipeline protest camp goes up in flames
    Cannon Ball, N.D. • Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set f...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • State’s lands stance costs future bike shows
    The people behind the North American Handmade Bicycle Show are going ahead with plans to hold the group’s 13th annual convention March 10-12 in Salt L...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo,  the Lexus RC F Coupe is unveiled at the at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands dented car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners. Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017,  by the consulting firm J.D. Power.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) Technology trouble dents car and truck reliability
    Detroit • Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a m...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:09 pm   |     |   Share


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    Philadelphia • Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they’re gearing up for layoffs because the city’s new tax on soft drinks h...
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  • HSN looks for new shoppers beyond TV
    New York • HSN Inc., long a base for home shopping on TV, wants to refashion itself for shoppers more used to buying on their mobile phones. The compa...
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Financial Services Committee for the Fed’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.  Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again ’fairly soon,’ especially if the economy remains strong. Minutes of the discussions in minutes released Wednesday, Feb. 22  showed that while Fed officials decided to keep a key rate unchanged at their Jan. 31-Feb. 1 meeting, there was growing concern about what could happen to inflation if the economy out-performed expectations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Fed officials discussed possible rate hike ‘fairly soon’
    Washington • Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again “fairly soon,” especially if the econo...
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  • In this Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 photo, Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motors Ltd. speaks during a press conference after attending a reception celebrating it sales passing the one million mark, at the Great Wall headquarters in Baoding in north China’s Hebei province. A decade ago, Wei saw opportunity as the bulky vehicles started to shed their image as a farm tool. Wei cut back making sedans and poured resources into its fledgling line of Haval SUVs. That gamble paid off as SUVs caught on with drivers who saw them as the safest ride on bumpy, chaotic streets. By 2013, with demand surging, Great Wall had become China’s most profitable automaker and made Wei a billionaire. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) China’s thriving SUV maker looks globally
    Baoding, China • Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China’s love affair with the SUV. A decade ago, the chairman of Great Wall Motors Ltd. saw opp...
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  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, speaks of the tax bill he was sent last week at the Kansas Chamber annual dinner in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday night, Feb. 21, 2017. Brownback said Tuesday that he will veto a bipartisan bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he’s championed to help balance the state budget. (Thad Allton /The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP) Kansas gov vetos tax bill to preserve political legacy
    Topeka, Kan. • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut, setting up a confrontation with the ...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
  • UK economy slower than first estimated in 2016
    London • Britain’s economy grew less quickly than originally estimated in 2016, losing the mantle of being the fastest-growing among the Group of Seve...
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  • Unilever reviews options after Kraft Heinz drops out
    New York • Unilever is reviewing options after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The owner of brands including Hellman’s and L...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Apple HQ to have theater named for Steve Jobs
    Cupertino, Calif. • Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late ...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Members of Iga ninja group Ashura demonstrate a ninja-inspired martial-art during a press conference by the Japan Ninja Council at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said that it’s starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a new museum in Tokyo devoted to ninja, hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies, set to open in 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Japan turns to ninjas in hopes of wooing tourism
    Tokyo • Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organ...
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  • The Eiserne Steg bridge is reflected in a puddle before dawn in  Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP) Germans optimistic, a good sign for Europe’s economy
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  • Swiss firm: Korean exec made off with millions
    Geneva • Swiss engineering company ABB said an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a “sophisticated criminal scheme” to steal m...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, informs the media about the Trade Facilitation Agreement, during a press conference at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP) Deal to streamline world trade takes effect
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  • Insurer Aetna to spend $3.3B buying back stock
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  • Italian Minister Economy & Finance Pier Carlo Padoan, left, is talking with the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Center, and the EU Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici prior to a round table meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. The eurozone’s 19 finance ministers will be looking to defuse the risk of another Greek crisis as they try to agree Monday on what reforms Greece must still take to qualify for more loans. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse) Italy faces potential fine from EU for rising debt
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  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France. If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros. The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is all about national sovereignty and independence. She wants France to take control of its money, subject to a referendum that would lead France out of the European Union and its shared currency. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file) Euro’s end? French candidate plots franc’s return
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  • Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade
    Washington • Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. The National Associatio...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Pipeline foes pray, set fires before camp closed
    Cannon Ball, N.D. • The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednes...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Stocks slip from record highs as energy firms fall
    New York • U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic mat...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed with subdued movements on Wednesday, getting little push from the Wall Street’s record high overnight, as investors awaited the Fed’s latest meeting minutes due later in the day for clues about the U.S. central bank’s views on interest rates. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Global markets cautious ahead of Fed minutes
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