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Mickey vs. the tax man

ORLANDO, Fla. — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase —

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Online, discount clothiers rise

NEW YORK — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social

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Big chains lobby against Obama-era franchise policy

For two years now, Jeff Hanscom has been traveling to state capitols and pitching lawmakers on a simple, if technical, idea: pass a law that says the state won’t

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Leased cars near sale

The number of new vehicles that were leased hit a record 4.4 million last year, triple the number in 2009, when auto sales were at their low point during the recession.

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Apple: Flaws in WikiLeaks release are fixed

NEW YORK — Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.

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Eurozone economy keeps accelerating in face of uncertainties

LONDON — A survey of business managers indicates economic growth in the 19-country eurozone has accelerated to a near six-year high.

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German candymaker Haribo commits plant to Wisconsin

MADISON — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American

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Virgin America will be the latest airline brand to disappear

DALLAS — After months of teasing, Alaska Airlines has bad news for loyal customers of Virgin America — their airline’s name is being dumped.

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Business Briefs 03/23/17

Donation totals tallied

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Sears’ future in doubt

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids and the place newlyweds went to choose appliances, has said that after years of losing

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Business Roundup 3/22/17

Bank’s ATMs will be phone-friendly

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Bad day for banks

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised

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Bond investors cope with rising interest rates

PITTSBURGH — After a long cycle of historic low interest rates, the pendulum is beginning to swing the other direction.

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Wealthy at work, generous in life

NEW YORK — David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as

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Uber leader quits

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.

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