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  • "Techstars would love to be in Canada and we expect to have something to announce in the near future," a spokeswoman said in response to queries. While Canada has a rich technology scene, it has long struggled to attract top caliber executives or provide the necessary environment to keep its highly skilled tech graduates from bolting south to California or New...

  • NEW YORK— McDonald's acknowledged on Wednesday that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012 and laid out its plans to get more people back into its restaurants— including by letting them order and pay on their mobile phones by the end of the year. Starbucks Corp. already offers mobile order-and-pay, an option the coffee chain has hailed as...

  • SEATTLE— Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban— mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way. "The plan is to be as ready as possible," said Lindsay Nash, an immigration law...

  • *World stock index dips with Wall Street. NEW YORK, Feb 28- Stocks in major markets dipped and the Dow snapped a streak of records while longer-dated Treasury yields fell as investors prepared for President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address to a joint Congress session. He can get some things done but it won't be as phenomenal as expected, "said Paul Eitelman,...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A resolution aimed at promoting inclusivity in a small Alaska fishing community has been rejected after it proved too divisive. The Homer City Council on Monday night voted 5-1 against the measure, which was aimed at affirming Homer's commitment to inclusion amid national concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious groups, the LGBTQ...

  • *Europe stocks up, world stock index dips with Wall Street. NEW YORK, Feb 28- Stocks in major markets dipped along with the U.S. dollar and U.S. He can get some things done but it won't be as phenomenal as expected, "said Paul Eitelman, Multi-Asset Investment Strategist at Russell Investments in Seattle.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of available property. The Standard& Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20- city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent, the most since January 2016. Several Western cities continued to...

  • MILAN— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's vision for the chain was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on his first trip to Milan more than three decades ago. "I didn't think we were ready to come to Italy," Schultz told The Associated Press in an interview Monday. "I think Italy is such a special place.

  • WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.8 percent to 106.4, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire investor Warren Buffett always draws a big audience with his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, but this year's edition didn't break much new ground. "I'll repeat what I've both said in the past and expect to say in future years: Babies born in America today are the luckiest crop in history," wrote Buffett, who has said he thinks...

  • Marijuana

    The White House spokesman's comments were viewed as a signal that the administration may target the recreational market.

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • Nordstrom Inc., the department store recently scolded by President Donald Trump, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit with help from strong sales online and at Nordstrom Rack. The Seattle- based chain said Thursday that it earned $201 million, or $1.15 per share, for the fourth quarter that ended Jan. 28. That exceeds the $1.13 per share that...

  • A real estate agent shows a home to a prospective buyer in Miami.

    In local markets across the nation, there are too few listings to meet the strong buyer demand.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Strong demand is pushing up median home prices, which jumped 7.1 percent...

  • Feb 22- Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5 G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.. Verizon will begin pilot testing 5 G "pre-commercial services" in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C.. AT&T Inc said in January that it planned to test...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities in North Dakota say Dakota Access pipeline protesters set about 20 fires on the day their longstanding camp was scheduled for closure. A 7- year-old boy and a 17- year-old girl were taken by ambulance to a Bismarck...

  • The National Association of Realtors reports on January sales of existing U.S. homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists forecast sales will tick up to a seasonally adjusted 5.55 million, up from 5.49 million in December. :Sales of existing homes slipped in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million.

  • San Francisco, California

    Buyers with lower household incomes can expect heavy competition for the listings they can afford, NBC News reports.