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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:40am

Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.

Portugal's fellow euro states keep wary eye on its budget

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30am

Portugal's fellow states in the eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and Germany both warning the country not to miss deficit targets.

PepsiCo's revenue in North America climbs, helped by pricing

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

PepsiCo said revenue for its North American snacks and drinks units rose in the fourth quarter, boosted by pricing.

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England.

The Latest: European stock markets close sharply lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:50am

A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings.

Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:00am

Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants.

L'Oreal 2015 sales up across markets, net profit down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:00am

Leading global cosmetics company L'Oreal saw its sales grow 12 percent last year, with increases across old and new markets despite difficulties in Brazil and global economic uncertainty.

Arkansas chief justice cites Johnny Cash in bail dissent

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:00am

Objecting to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that lower-court judges can require defendants to pay their bail in cash, the high court's chief justice on Thursday cited a musician seldom thought of as a legal scholar: Johnny Cash.

APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:51am

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

Cyprus president: peace talks headway on governance, economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:41am

Cyprus' president says peace talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided country have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under a federation.

Sweden arrests man on suspicion of preparing terror crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:41am

Swedish police say they have arrested a man in the Stockholm area on suspicion of preparing terror crimes.

Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30am

State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.

Jury: Smokers didn't prove Marlboros have defective design

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings.

Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisis

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.

Celebrity chef Voltaggio settles lawsuit over overtime pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:20am

A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations.

Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:10am

Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

Magazine publisher Time Inc. buys what's left of MySpace

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:51am

MySpace still exists?

Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:50am

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.

Stolen laptop contained patient records, hospital says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 9:40am

Community Hospital in McCook has told nearly 4,200 former patients that their identity information was contained on a laptop computer that was stolen in December.