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Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 07:26 AM CST

Super Bowl LII Ads: Celebrities Play It Safe for Laughs

Super Bowl LII Ads: Celebrities Play It Safe for Laughs

With Washington, Hollywood and the NFL embroiled in serious social and political battles, the commercials tilted toward mild humor delivered by familiar faces. Here’s a look at some spots worth further review.

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 at 07:01 AM CST

Former Explorer Owner Says Blood Test Confirmed CO Poisoning

Former Explorer Owner Says Blood Test Confirmed CO Poisoning

A former owner of a Ford Explorer says a blood test proves the SUV poisoned him. Steve Simmons of Raleigh, North Carolina, said he owned his 2015 Explorer for just 15 days before he went to the emergency room. A...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 03:18 PM CST

Dow Drops 665 Points, Capping Worst Week in 2 Years

Dow Drops 665 Points, Capping Worst Week in 2 Years

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs report sent interest rates higher, with major indexes on track for their worst weekly performance in two years, CNBC reported. The Dow was...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 03:19 PM CST

US Added 200K Jobs in January; Pay Up by Most in 8 Years

US Added 200K Jobs in January; Pay Up by Most in 8 Years

U.S. employers added a robust 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, evidence of a consistently healthy job market. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, the...

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 02:26 PM CST

United Joins Delta in Tightening Rules for Comfort Animals

United Joins Delta in Tightening Rules for Comfort Animals

United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with emotional-support animals — and don't even try to bring a peacock on board. The airline announced Thursday that it will tighten rules...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 07:48 PM CST

1.4M Twitter Users May Have Seen Election Propaganda

1.4M Twitter Users May Have Seen Election Propaganda

The number of Twitter users who may have interacted with Russian propaganda accounts during the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election has "expanded" to at least 1.4 million, the company...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:30 PM CST

Toyota Recalls 645,000 Cars, Says Air Bags May Not Inflate

Toyota Recalls 645,000 Cars, Says Air Bags May Not Inflate

Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 03:32 PM CST

Apple to Respond to US Probes Into Slowdown of Old iPhones

Apple to Respond to US Probes Into Slowdown of Old iPhones

Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down. The company...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:23 AM CST

Health Care Just the Latest Industry Amazon Seeks to Upend

Health Care Just the Latest Industry Amazon Seeks to Upend

When Amazon sets its sights on a new industry, corporate America shudders. The latest example came Tuesday when the online retailing giant said it is working with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 03:13 PM CST

Dow Closers Higher, Capping Best Month Since March 2016

Dow Closers Higher, Capping Best Month Since March 2016

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, capping off a strong start to 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 notched their best monthly performance since March 2016, CNBC reported. The Dow gained 73 points...

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