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  • Competitors hungry for Seminole blackjack deal to expire

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state's high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry if the tribe and Gov. Rick Scott can't negotiate...

  • Stocks slip at midday after weaker estimate of US growth

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The stock market is mostly lower in midday trading following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,187 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time...

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 467K SUVs for possible stalling

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem. It's the same problem that caused the recall of 189,000 other SUVs in September of last year, bringing the total to...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    All times are Eastern MONDAY, March 2 WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for...

  • Correction: Sears-Results story

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about Sears Holdings Corp., The Associated Press reported erroneously that Chief Financial Officer Rob Schriesheim said in a statement that the actions Sears took in 2014 — such as store closures and inventory reduction — generated $2.3 billion in...

  • Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales...

  • Obama to host European Council president next month

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the White House next month. The White House says the two will review a range of issues, including Ukraine, Russia, a pending trade deal between the U.S. and European countries, economic...

  • US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew...

  • Stock market slips after weaker than expected growth in US

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The stock market is opening slightly lower after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,199 in early trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was flat at...

  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the Transportation...

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