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Lumber Liquidators stands behind products as stock plunges
TOANO, Va. (AP) -- Lumber Liquidators is refuting a "60 Minutes" report that raised health concerns about some of its laminate flooring products and pushed its stock price to its lowest level in more than two years....

WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: New phones, new ways to connect
NEW YORK (AP) -- High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices....

WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: On the ground in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Couldn't be in Barcelona this week?...

Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000....

Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist....

Russia, Ukraine reach gas deal to avoid cuts this month
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement late Monday to ensure natural gas supplies to war-torn Ukraine for the month of March, averting possible cuts that could have hit supplies to the European Union....

HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011....

What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper....

Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa
NEW YORK (AP) -- Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network....

New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products....

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