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  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says one improvement he'd like to make at the White House for his successor is to upgrade the WiFi system. Speaking during an interview with CBS News on Super Bowl Sunday, both Obama and his wife, Michelle, said getting better quality connectivity for the Internet is a serious issue at the Executive Mansion.

  • The Franklin, Tennessee- based company said challenging market conditions for the aluminum industry and recent disruptions in its primary business operations led to the decision. Noranda listed both assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion. The case is in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, for the Eastern District of Missouri, Case No 16-10083..

  • WASHINGTON— The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. Typically, the budget is released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday's release allowed...

  • NEW YORK— Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares. The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, instead of the usual 11 a.m. Chipotle expects about 50,000 employees to go to more than 400 locations, such as movie theaters and hotel...

  • DENVER— By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads. "The budget battle here plays to people...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- LinkedIn Corp Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman lost almost half his $2.8 billion fortune on paper Friday as shares of his social media company suffered their largest drop on record. Silicon Valley- based LinkedIn's shares closed down 43.6 percent at $108.38 on Friday, after hitting a three-year low, following a sales forecast well short of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans dipped to a 10- day low in Asian trade on Monday as rains in Argentina relieved pressure on crops, although trading was muted amid Lunar New Year holidays. *Chicago Board Of Trade front-month soybeans eased slightly to $8.67 a bushel, the lowest since January 29. *Front-month corn rose 0.1 percent to $3.66 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing Co and Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and freighters. Proposals being debated in Montreal by the International Civil...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 8.2 cents in the past two weeks to its lowest level in seven years, according to a Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular grade gas fell to around $1.82 per gallon in the Feb. 5 survey from $1.91 on Jan. 22, when the previous survey was taken. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark,...

  • NEW YORK— Published reports are saying that Ford plans to build a new auto plant in Mexico, with plans to rev up production there. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ford plans to build a new assembly complex in San Luis Potosi and expand an existing facility near Mexico City. The move reflects how Mexico has become an attractive place for global carmakers.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon. In the Lower 48 states, the highest average price of regular gasoline was $2.62 per gallon in Los Angeles. The lowest was $1.44 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • NEW YORK— Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. The service is expected to launch this summer, starting in Boston. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kanojia insists he's not going after the cable industry— but his service would compete directly with cable companies'...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. In the second phase of a court challenge filed in 2011, attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue...

  • NEW YORK— " Kung Fu Panda 3" again led the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" Joel and Ethan Coen's' 50 s Hollywood satire "Hail, Caesar! "opened in second place with an estimated $11.4 million for Universal Pictures.

  • Iranian workers walk at a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran November 19, 2015.

    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros.

  • ROCKMART, Ga.— A coroner says a man has died and six others were injured in an explosion at a plant in northwest Georgia. Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier says 25- year-old Justin Deems died in the explosion that occurred at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at JCG Farms, a feed mill related to chicken farming. Rockmart City manager Jeff Ellis told local media that the cause of the...

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. Dennis Daugaard has proposed a half-cent sales tax increase to help raise teacher pay, but his plan needs two-thirds approval in both the House and the Senate— a tough proposition in a legislature with an...

  • FREEPORT, N.Y.— When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. Police weren't prepared, though, for the firehose of less-valuable intelligence generated by the $750,000 system. "It is a tremendous amount of workload that has been increased due to this new technology," said Miguel Bermudez, police...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— An upstate New York town that repeatedly found itself without power for days during a string of storms is planning a dramatic step by pulling its municipal buildings entirely off the electric grid. The decision by Nassau to rely on solar, wind, landfill gas and battery storage by 2020 puts the town of 5,000 near Albany on the leading edge of a national...