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Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:46pm

Wells Fargo's board of directors fired four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:46pm

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Mexico's central bank to offer peso coverage contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:30pm

Mexico's central bank says it will sell $20 billion in peso coverage contracts to cushion the risk of holding the country's currency.

Houston police chief: No injuries amid gunfire reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:26pm

The police chief in Houston says no one has been found injured and there's no evidence of a shooting amid reports that shots were fired inside the hospital at the Texas Medical Center.

Liens show governor's companies owe his state $4.4 million

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:23pm

Coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice still owe his cash-strapped state $4.4 million in unpaid taxes due at least a year ago, tax liens show.

State lawmakers fear backlash from giving themselves a raise

Brian Edwards, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:14pm

Want to complain to your legislators about wage stagnation? Chances are they've gone just as long — maybe longer — without a raise.

Markets Right Now: US indexes climb to more record highs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:14pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:09pm

A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.

Higher Wyoming sales tax for K-12 hits wall in committee

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception in a legislative committee looking at what to do about Wyoming's looming education funding crisis.

The Latest: Federal investigators head to train crash site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:07pm

The Latest on accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains (all times local):

Shooting gets underway for Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff has begun production.

Subway crash in railyard injured 4 near Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

An out-of-service subway train rear-ended a stopped train in a railyard Tuesday, causing some cars to jump the track and hit a third train, officials said. Four people were injured, including an operator hospitalized in critical condition.

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of the votes needed to clench a first-round victory, officials said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:56pm

American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:50pm

Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor at Breitbart News on Tuesday and apologized for comments he had made about sexual relationships between boys and men.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain mostly lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

Colleen Barry and Maria Grazia Murru, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:35pm

From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

Crude rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:30pm

Crude oil futures prices ended higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose 66 cents -- closing at $54.06 a barrel.