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US stocks rebound as factory output surges

(AP) — Stocks are sharply higher following news that output at U.S. factories surged last month.

Marijuana study in veterans wins federal backing

(AP) — The federal government has signed off on a long-stalled study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ohio auto dealers fight Tesla over sales model 


(AP) — Ohio auto dealers are sparring with California-based automaker Tesla, which is selling its electric cars from two Ohio storefronts.

Jack Daniel's opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law 


(AP) — If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey. So says a year-old law that resembles almost to the letter the process used to make Jack Daniel's, the world's best-known Tennessee whiskey.

US homebuilder confidence edges higher in March 


(AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up.

Sally Beauty releases details on data breach

(AP) — Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit card accounts.

Stocks end lower ahead of critical Ukraine vote 


(AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending lower as investors brace for a critical vote this weekend over the future Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

Quiznos files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

(AP) — Denver-based Quiznos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt by more than $400 million.

College offers to pay students to take year off

(AP) — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships.

Boehner questions Senate unemployment deal 


(AP) — House Speaker John Boehner questioned the feasibility of a bipartisan Senate deal to renew expired benefits for the long-term unemployed, a remark that seemed to suggest the agreement could be in trouble in the House.