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Updated 5 hours ago
Polaris unveils innovative vehicle
The new Polaris Slingshot is a potential answer to the question, “What would Batman drive?”

Published 6 hours ago
Wal-Mart trying gift card exchange
NEW YORK — Starting today, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines, and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don’t expire and can be used in stores and online.

Published 6 hours ago
Unions recruit protected immigrants
CHICAGO — Unions across the United States are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Obama’s recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who entered the U.S. illegally.

Published 6 hours ago
Mich. restaurateur serves up history
GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio — When he bought what would become his namesake restaurant in Grand Rapids in 1978, Dave LaRoe was just 25 years old. The building was 95 and needed a good deal of work.

Updated 12 hours ago
Ex-Lehman executive dies in avalanche
Craig Schiffer, who held global leadership roles at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Nomura International and Dresdner Kleinwort during a 35-year career in finance, has died. He was 58.

Updated 16 hours ago
Wall Street ends flat in short session
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended a short session flat today as investors found few reasons to push the Dow and S&P 500 to their sixth straight day of gains despite strength in biotechs and bullish labor market data.

Updated 19 hours ago
Honda recalls 1,252 Crosstours
NEW YORK  — Honda is recalling 1,252 Crosstour vehicles due to a faulty side air bag made by troubled air bag supplier Takata.

Updated 19 hours ago
Jobless aid applications fall to 7-week low
WASHINGTON  — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving.

Updated 21 hours ago
Settlement in Mich. oil spill worth $6.25M
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A settlement over a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan is worth $6.25 million, not $6.75 million as lawyers reported earlier in December.

Published 22 hours ago
Homes often have quirky add-ons
LOS ANGELES — Actor Mark Wahlberg’s Los Angeles mansion has a putting green. Tech billionaire Bill Gates’ Medina, Washington, abode includes rooms where guests can customize the music, lighting and climate. Actress Shirley MacLaine’s on-the-market New Mexico ranch includes a stone labyrinth.