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Yellen's soft take on rates foreseen

Data dim, dollar up, testimony set

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- 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 changes in 2016. Continue reading...

All Chipotle stores shut temporarily for safety meeting

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- Chipotle closed all of its U.S. restaurants for part of the day Monday so its employees could attend a companywide meeting to discuss food safety changes and staff members could ask questions. Continue reading...

Ex-exec at Turner seeks end to delays

Subscriber onlyDale Bartlett, a former Turner Grain Merchandising executive, has objected to requests that the discharge of his $48 million in personal unsecured debts be delayed. Continue reading...

Drugmakers' pain-panel ties vex senator

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce the amount of prescribed painkillers. Continue reading...

General Mills' bake-mix sales not rising

Betty Crocker, Pillsbury declines reflect trend away from processed foods

Subscriber onlyMINNEAPOLIS -- For 95 years, Betty Crocker's official portrait has radiated cooking confidence. Continue reading...

Stocks fall sharply as technology sector takes a beating

Stocks are moving broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row. Continue reading...

Miners switch from coal to coding

Startup gives some a light at tunnel end

Subscriber onlyJim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century. Continue reading...

Robo-advisers for investors distress banks

Wealth managers pressured to justify fees paid by clients

Subscriber onlyBanks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year, according to a consultant. Continue reading...

Health simulators blink, breathe, get closer to real

Subscriber onlyLook at Victoria long enough and she'll blink. Nearby, her buddy HAL, who lost his legs due to some unspecified accident, takes a deep breath. Continue reading...

Cosmopolitan doubles down on gambling

Subscriber onlyBill McBeath knew exactly what was missing at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas: gamblers. Continue reading...

YouTube Red to roll out original shows

Subscriber onlyGoogle's YouTube will release the first batch of shows from a new original programming drive on Wednesday, offering three movies and an adventure series designed to lure customers to its $9.99-a-month subscription service. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyApple takes trashed iPhones as trades NEW YORK -- Apple for the first time is accepting banged-up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Continue reading...

After glum year, Super Bowl ads serious about getting laughs

Subscriber onlyMillions of Americans who tuned in for the glitz and grandeur of last year's Super Bowl ads were instead force-fed a sad smorgasbord: Abused wives and lost dogs, cyber-bullying and overeating, even an insurance commercial where a dead boy dreamed of all the things he'd never do. Continue reading...

As U.S. tourism in Cuba surges, Californians bet on wine trade

Subscriber onlyThe 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. Only an odd few accompanied their ropa vieja and croquetas with wine -- mostly overpriced, low- to mid-grade vintages from Chile, Argentina and Spain. Continue reading...

Review: Farm poisons slow to be investigated

Subscriber onlyDozens of farmworkers looked up at the yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Continue reading...

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