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Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season....

Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion....

US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower
U.S. stocks slumped Tuesday after some of the market's largest companies reported disappointing earnings, taking investors on a turbulent ride that deepened the losses for the year....

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do?...

Airlines begin digging out from storm in northeastern US
Lingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected....

NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system - a loss that wasn't crippling overall but had the biggest impact on small businesses and hourly workers....

Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent
DALLAS (AP) -- AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations....

American Airlines 4th-qtr profit gets lift from cheap fuel
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger....

Jobless-rate moves in 2014: Colorado best, Louisiana worst
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter....

Orders for US durable goods stumbled in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, as U.S. businesses trimmed spending amid escalating worries about the global economy....

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