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  • SEATTLE— American Indian tribes wrestling with whether to legalize marijuana have scheduled a national conference on the topic next month in Washington state. Organizer Robert Odawi Porter, a tribal law expert and former president of Seneca Nation in New York, says there's been a lot of discussion among tribes since the Justice Department announced in...

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. Industrial shares also underperformed, led by a decline in Caterpillar. Heavy machinery marker Caterpillar gave an outlook below expectations, warning that the recent plunge in oil prices would hurt its energy equipment business.

  • WASHINGTON— Oppenheimer& Co. is paying $20 million in civil settlements with U.S. regulators who accused the investment firm of improper sales of penny stocks and inadequate controls against money laundering. The investment firm agreed to pay $10 million and is admitting wrongdoing in its settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission announced...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies to feature videos and articles on its mobile messaging service, a move that heightens the competition with social networks such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc.. The addition of news and entertainment content represents the latest expansion for Los Angeles- based...

  • *Apple also at risk; Microsoft shares plummet on currency concern. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors...

  • In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. BNY Mellon said the so-called Wells notice came after SEC staff provided a similar notice in the third quarter of 2014 to some current...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    1. Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk". 3. Hozier, " Take Me To Church". 2. Hozier, " Take Me To Church".

  • PHOENIX— An immigrant accused of killing a Phoenix- area convenience store clerk and then calmly walking over the victim and stealing two packs of cigarettes was facing deportation but was out on bond. Since then, a Mesa court has issued two injunctions similar to a protection order against Altamirano. Police say the 29- year-old shot and killed 21- year-old...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast. The company announced Tuesday that it will add gigabit-speed service over new fiber-optic cables in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina. Google Fiber is available in Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas...

  • Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    BERLIN— Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor. The Gates Foundation gave $1.55 billion to the public-private Gavi alliance that has immunized hundreds of millions of children worldwide since 2000.. Britain pledged $1.57...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft shares plunged more than 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year. Microsoft showed promising signs of growth in new businesses, such as cloud computing, but Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood forecast...

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    1. American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice& Scott Mcewen- 9780062190963-. 4. American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice& Scott Mcewen- 9780062082374-. 5. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- 9780307588388-.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    4. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 5. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Jan 27- American Airlines Group Inc on Tuesday forecast billions of dollars in savings this year from tumbling fuel costs, but said a key measure of revenue will likely decline this quarter, in part from currency headwinds that are pinching foreign travelers' pockets. While closing costly fuel hedges has prevented its peers from benefiting from the full price...

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    2. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran. 5. Blank Space, Taylor Swift. 8. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift.

  • ATHENS, Jan 27- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. Promising to reverse budget cuts and renegotiate Greece's huge debts, Tsipras's leftist...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The top U.S. housing regulator on Tuesday said his agency would make a decision by the end of this quarter on fees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders for guaranteeing mortgages. The mortgage industry has been awaiting a final decision by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt. Speaking before his former colleagues on the...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell$. 77 or 1.2 percent, to $65.52. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose$. 37 or. 3 percent, to $110.22. Procter& Gamble Co. fell $3.30 or 3.7 percent, to $86.28.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AK Steel Holding Corp. rose 6.4 percent to $4.31 with 11,862,600 shares traded. AT&T Inc. fell. 4 percent to $33.04 with 14,693,200 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.9 percent, to $1.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 33 or 1.1 percent, to $30.72. Peabody Energy fell$. 28 or 4.1 percent, to $6.40.