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  • Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and...

  • US regulators close small Minnesota bank

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have closed a small lender, the 18th bank failure in the U.S. this year after 24 closures in 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Northern Star Bank, based in Mankato, Minnesota. The bank operated two branches and...

  • Kocherlakota warns Fed of 'unacceptable' risk

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of three Fed officials who dissented in the Fed's policy decision this week is warning that the central bank is taking an "unacceptable" risk by not paying more attention to the dangers posed by low inflation. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Fed's...

  • Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes. Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, based in Sugarland, Texas, agreed to pay $12.2 million after...

  • Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer announced in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ___ Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and pledged the U.S. would respond to the attack on Sony that led...

  • Hasbro and Xerox are big market movers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Teekay Tankers Ltd., down 70 cents to $4.70 The ocean-freight hauler is buying five tankers and priced 20 million shares for sale to raise cash,...

  • China's wealth finds home in Washington state

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state. "I'm so glad my mother made me study Chinese," laughed property broker Janie Lee, after showing a client from Beijing...

  • Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign.

  • Ohio enacts law shielding execution drug sources

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed a bill into law shielding the names of companies that provide the state with lethal injection drugs. Supporters say such confidentiality is necessary to obtain supplies of the drugs, and the measure is needed to restart...

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