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Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

By MARCY GORDON Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of…

US stocks give up an early gain and move lower; Yahoo down

By KEN SWEET Associated Press (NEW YORK, AP) — The stock market was heading for a second loss in a row Wednesday. Banks and retailers, which would stand to lose the most…

US Bank CEO on economy, interest rates, vanishing branches

By KEN SWEET Associated Press (NEW YORK, AP) — Richard Davis, the chief executive of regional banking giant U.S. Bank, took his job at a terrible time: late 2006, just months before…

Upper Midwest farmers transitioning to organic can get aid

By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press (BISMARCK, N.D., AP) — North Dakota and Minnesota are helping farmers with the three-year transition from traditional crops to organic production, an effort that the industry’s main…

A coffee named ‘Death Wish’ wins a Super Bowl commercial

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG Associated Press (NEW YORK, AP) — A coffee with an edgy name and made by a small business is getting a commercial in Super Bowl 50. Death Wish…

Danish food-packaging maker plans Missouri plant

(ROLLA, Mo., AP) — A Danish food-packaging manufacturer says it plans to build a $30-million factory in central Missouri’s Rolla, creating about 50 jobs. As part of the expansion announced Tuesday by…

Stocks open higher, led by energy sector as oil price rises

(NEW YORK, AP) — Higher oil prices and some positive earnings news from U.S. companies are helping to send the stock market higher in early trading. Energy stocks were leading the early…

Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients. The St. Louis-based company…

Super Bowl 50: Residents list rentals at super-sized prices

By JANIE HAR Associated Press (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent…

Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press (BOSTON, AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung…