Audi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among Super Bowl winners

NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here...

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.

On advertising's biggest night,...

"Star Wars" and other movie toys give Hasbro a boost

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hollywood gets the top billing in Hasbro's star performance over the critical holiday season.

"Star Wars," ''Jurassic World" and Marvel blockbusters drove sales of related toys, helping...

Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016.

That was...

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

DETROIT (AP) — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes...

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.

Sen. Ron Wyden...

Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

DENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its...

Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.

Shares jumped more than 24 percent in trading Monday...