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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law....

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers....

US stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points
A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday....

Entire operation of federal consumer regulator under review
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency's policies and priorities....

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel....

DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and Robert "Bob" Murray during which the coal baron provided a wish list of policy initiatives that would directly benefit his company....

Bank of America 4Q profits fall by 48 percent due to tax law
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law. But setting aside those charges, the bank is showing signs that whatever damage was left over from the financial crisis is largely healed....

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west
PARIS (AP) -- France will abandon plans to build a new airport in the west, the prime minister announced Wednesday, ordering the activists who have been protesting the project for nearly a decade to leave their makeshift settlement and unblock nearby roads....

Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000
NEW YORK (AP) -- The volatility of the digital currency markets was on display again Wednesday, as bitcoin briefly fell below $10,000 before rebounding back above $11,000 in the U.S. afternoon....

Judge rules for McClatchy officials accused of mismanagement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California judge sided with the former chief executive of the McClatchy newspaper chain and other company officials in a lawsuit alleging they mismanaged funds by buying a rival newspaper publisher and failing to diversify investments....

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