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Do Businesses Price Gouge on Valentine's Day?

CORPORATE | Feb 13
People who celebrate Valentine's Day will spend an average of about $147 this weekend, adding up to nearly $20 billion.

Puerto Rico Pushes Tax Incentives for Wealthy Amid Crisis

FINANCE | By Danica Coto | Feb 13
Puerto Rico's government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis.

No Love Lost Between Castro Merchants and Super Bowl

CORPORATE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 13
There was little for many merchants in San Francisco's gay Castro district to love about the city playing host to the annual football championship game.

Double the Chaos: Amped-Up Funds Flourish Amid Turmoil

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Feb 12
Investors in search of supercharged returns are plugging more dollars into investments that aim to give double or even triple the daily returns of boring old index funds. But even the companies behind these investments warn that they're not for everyone.

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.

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