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Lawmakers Anxious to Hear From Shkreli, But He's Taking 5th

By Marcy Gordon and Matthew Perrone | Feb 4
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.

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NGLCC Urges Charlotte Lawmakers to Pass Non-Discrimination Ordinance

LEGAL | Feb 9
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is urging the Charlotte City Council in North Carolina to approve a non-discrimination ordinance this week.

Red Lobster Enjoys Sales Surge After Mention in Beyonce Song

CORPORATE | Feb 9
Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."

Chipotle Advice to Employees: If You're Sick Stay Home

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Feb 9
Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.

Reborn Maine Milling City Offers Lessons Amid Refugee Crisis

FINANCE | By David Sharp | Feb 9
The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

Chipotle Stores to Open Later on Monday for Worker Meeting

CORPORATE | Feb 8
Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares.

Indiana Culture War Over Gay Rights Worries Business Leaders

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Feb 8
Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

First Lawsuit in State Lottery-Fixing Scandal Seeks Millions

FINANCE | By Ryan J. Foley | Feb 8
It was one of those dreams-come-true moments that lotteries love to promote when "Lucky Larry" Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jackpot, surrounded by his kids and grandkids.

UN Panel: Too Often Only Half of Aid Money Gets to the Needy

FINANCE | By Edith M. Lederer | Feb 7
Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.

Expert: Parents Often Won't Take Surrogate Kids with Defects

LEGAL | By Rod McGuirk | Feb 7
A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry.

Energy Loans Likely to Cause Further Losses for Big Banks

CORPORATE | By Ken Sweet | Feb 7
The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick: They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won't all be paid back because low oil prices have sapped the profits of oil companies.

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