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Companies Lose Billions Buying Back Their Own Stock

FINANCE | By Bernard Condon, Matthew Craft | Feb 11
If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what's going on inside businesses than anyone else: Companies that buy their own shares.

Legislatures Consider Special Protections for Gun Industry

CORPORATE | By Melissa Hellman | Feb 11
Legislation being pushed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation wouldn't offer a blanket protection for all businesses - just those "engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms or ammunition products."

Offbeat Humor and Upbeat Messages Dominate Super Bowl 50 Ads

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Feb 10
Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.

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.

Scion Brand Taught Toyota What Young Buyers Really Want

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Feb 7
Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas.

Tattoos, Martial Arts and Poker? Casinos Wooing Millennials

CORPORATE | By Philip Marcelo | Feb 6
Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger clientele.

Chipotle Says Criminal Investigation Widens, Sales Plunge

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Feb 5
The E. coli outbreak that was linked to Chipotle restaurants may be over, but the burrito chain's indigestion continues.

Alphabet Comes Before Apple As World's Most Valuable Company

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 4
Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.

Super Bowl Ads This Year Might Be a Snooze

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Feb 3
No GoDaddy. Not a bikini in sight. Service messages instead of crotch or fart jokes. As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to - gasp - good taste?

Americans Are Packing Classes on How to Survive a Shooting

CORPORATE | By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Feb 2
Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.

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