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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Stevens didn't need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He's got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the odds and wins the national championship.A bet made in Decemb ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money.On Tuesday, she wa ...more

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has agreed to a six-year contract extension through 2020.Mike Trager, the chairman of the tour's board of directors, announced the deal Tuesday in a letter to players and staff.<p ...more

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably think."It turns out Barnes already had a pretty good idea where he'd en ...more

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline.The ai ...more

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___AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handleDETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion.The New York company says its IPO will include 16.7 million shares, and it exp ...more

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 1,740 RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General, preserving some 7,500 jobs.RadioShack's bankruptcy plan calls for Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier, to operat ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll from the explosion of a crashed gasoline tanker truck in southern Mexico rose to 14 on Tuesday.The Tabasco state prosecutor's office said through its official Twitter account that two more people had died.<p ...more

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U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, erasing much of the market's gain from the day before. The broad decline came as traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios.On Tuesday:The Dow Jon ...more

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A horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij.The 3-year-old colt ran away with the UAE Derby over the weekend and into the N ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery fell 18.5 cents to $5.1155 a bushel; May corn lost 18.25 cents to 3.7625 a bushel; May oats were 5 cents lower at $2.6475 a bushel; while ...more

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HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers says it is laying off 122 workers at its Maryland headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse.The company revealed the plan Monday in a filing with the Ma ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February, a promising sign for the economy as it heads into spring.The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 101.3 in March ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is imposing new sanctions on Syria's government aimed at blunting its weapons programs and pushing it into negotiations with rebels.The Treasury Department's action targets Batoul Rida, a Syrian central bank official, ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Yvan Deknudt's dairy farm has been leaking money and he believes that things are set to get worse imminently. That's why he drove his tractor right into the big city, parked it outside the headquarters of the European Union and set fire ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.The Standard &amp; Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price inde ...more

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Stacy Lewis hit one of the most significant drives of her career, and it really didn't matter where it landed.It's what it shattered.Lewis and Phil Mickelson, who have endorsement deals with the accounting firm KPMG, are taking part in a ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Woman's clothing retailer J.Jill said Tuesday that it is being acquired by an investment management firm.J.Jill, which is based on Quincy, Massachusetts, has about 250 stores around the country that sell clothing, shoes and acces ...more

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LONDON (AP) — European stock markets drifted Tuesday despite further evidence of a burgeoning economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone. Trading, as is often the case at the end of the quarter, was impacted by traders looking to close out positi ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The audio and electronic systems company Harman International Industries Inc. will buy Bang &amp; Olufsen Automotive for about $157.3 million.Bang &amp; Olufsen makes sound systems, which are available in high-end luxury cars inc ...more

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LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.Official figures Tuesday raised hopes that the current bout of ...more

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish cities and provinces on Tuesday were hit by a massive power outage that brought transportation to a standstill and disrupted services and businesses which had no backup power.The Turkish Electricity Transm ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year.Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the country's gross domestic product expanded 2.8 percent, compared with t ...more

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