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Lawmakers Anxious to Hear From Shkreli, But He's Taking 5th

By Marcy Gordon and Matthew Perrone | Feb 4
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.

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Chipotle Stores to Open Later on Monday for Worker Meeting

CORPORATE | Feb 8
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.

Indiana Culture War Over Gay Rights Worries Business Leaders

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Feb 8
Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

First Lawsuit in State Lottery-Fixing Scandal Seeks Millions

FINANCE | By Ryan J. Foley | Feb 8
It was one of those dreams-come-true moments that lotteries love to promote when "Lucky Larry" Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jackpot, surrounded by his kids and grandkids.

UN Panel: Too Often Only Half of Aid Money Gets to the Needy

FINANCE | By Edith M. Lederer | Feb 7
Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.

Expert: Parents Often Won't Take Surrogate Kids with Defects

LEGAL | By Rod McGuirk | Feb 7
A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry.

Energy Loans Likely to Cause Further Losses for Big Banks

CORPORATE | By Ken Sweet | Feb 7
The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick: They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won't all be paid back because low oil prices have sapped the profits of oil companies.

Jobs Report Helps Ease Concerns A Recession Might Be Nearing

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 6
U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.

Tattoos, Martial Arts and Poker? Casinos Wooing Millennials

CORPORATE | By Philip Marcelo | Feb 6
Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele.

Burberry to Allow Online Clothes Buying Right Off Runway

CORPORATE | Feb 5
Luxury retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation twice a year and allow buyers to purchase items right off the runway.

Yahoo to Cut 1,700 Workers As CEO Tries to Save Her Own Job

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 5
Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.

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