• Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The stock market is closing lower 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 82 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,132 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell six...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Net neutrality fans use Grumpy Cat in aerial jab at Comcast

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation. A plane towed a banner Friday past company headquarters that said, "Comcast: Don't Mess With the Internet." It featured a picture of...

  • Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87. Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild...

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 86 rigs were exploring for oil and...

  • Miss America Organization president is stepping down

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Sharon Pearce has served the group for the past nine years. She became president in 2013. The organization announced Friday that Sam Haskell, its chairman...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    More than 250,000 hand trucks are being recalled this week because of a faulty wheel hub. Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges. Here's a more detailed look: CONVERTIBLE HAND TRUCKS DETAILS: Cosco Home & Office...

  • Man with heart issues revived near Newark Liberty bag claim

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old man found unresponsive on the ground near a baggage carousel at Newark Liberty International Airport has been revived by police officers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says four of its officers and two supervisors...

  • US agency: California will get no federal water; farmers say fields could go unplanted

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — US agency: California will get no federal water; farmers say fields could go unplanted .

  • Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. Southwest Airlines Co. spokeswoman Brandy King said Friday that the airline had inspected 115 of the planes and...

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