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Biogen and Guess slide while Darden and Micron rise

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

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Barbara Ortutay and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:30pm

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday, an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online.

Family of slain Kansas deputy to receive $300K in settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:08pm

A Kansas county commission honored a sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last year as a hero and announced his family will receive $300,000 in a worker's compensation settlement.

Feds seek return of 'Amorous Couple' art looted by Nazis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:24pm

The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end.

New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:59pm

Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass.

MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:44pm

A fight between beer giants escalated Thursday after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to "frighten" consumers into switching to Bud Light with "misleading" Super Bowl ads.

Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature center

Rebecca Blackwell, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:20pm

It's unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old installations are sprinkled with the ruins of failed "productive" projects that once aimed to make the prison population self-sustaining.

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:07pm

Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.

Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:06pm

The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S.

Interior boss order aims to protect US public land access

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:47am

Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land.

Dixie State University newspaper believes it is target of fee cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:44am

A Utah university newspaper believes budget cuts are targeting the publication and could impact the school's journalism program.

You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:43am

Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters.

Officials lift shelter-in-place order for people living near a suburban Houston petrochemicals plant that burned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:32am

Officials lift shelter-in-place order for people living near a suburban Houston petrochemicals plant that burned.

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

Hannah Fingerhut and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:49am

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans.

China's Xi visits Italy with Silk and Road deal as prize

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:47am

At the heart of Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to Rome that started Thursday is a key prize: a deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

CFPB's Kraninger reverses Mulvaney changes to advisory board

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:47am

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy set by her predecessor by giving more sway to a group of committees that advise the financial watchdog.

Facebook acknowledges it stored millions of passwords in plain text for years after security researcher exposes issue.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:43am

Facebook acknowledges it stored millions of passwords in plain text for years after security researcher exposes issue.

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:32am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens.

Squabble over airport's name heads to court in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:22am

Apparently, this region ain't big enough for two airports with the name "Orlando."

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:19am

The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):