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Union asks refinery workers to strike after talks break down
The United Steelworkers Union is calling for a strike at nine refineries mostly in Texas and California after it says negotiations with Shell Oil Company broke down less than two weeks after they began....

Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt....

A look at rates for payday loan usage, broken down by state
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Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe....

'Sniper' shoots down Super Bowl weekend record with $31.9M
NEW YORK (AP) -- "American Sniper" shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever....

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags....

Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whose Internet is it anyway?...

APNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said....

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever....

France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions
PARIS (AP) -- France's Socialist government offered support Sunday for Greece's efforts to renegotiate debt for its huge bailout plan, amid renewed fears about Europe's economic stability....

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Union asks refinery workers to strike after talks break down

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Exxon Mobil updates anti-discrimination employment policy

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Figures on government spending and debt

Mastercard and Amazon are big market movers

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note