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Court: Exempt funds protected in bankruptcy

(AP) — The Supreme Court says a bankruptcy court may not go after property or funds that are legally exempt from creditors.

US home prices rose at solid pace in January 


(AP) — U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales.

Court: Broad protection for whistleblowers

(AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that whistleblower protections in a federal law passed in response to the Enron financial scandal apply broadly to employees of publicly traded companies and contractors hired by the companies.

Toronto mayor laughs off Kimmel's idea to get help 


(AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.

Pricey NYC eatery falls short on health inspection

(AP) — Its $310 tasting menu makes Per Se one of New York City's most expensive restaurants, but its "C'' grade from health inspectors puts it near the bottom of the heap when it comes to sanitary violations.

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores as troubles grow 


(AP) — RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the U.S. as its troubles continue to grow.

Global stocks slide as tensions build in Ukraine 


(AP) — Rising tensions over Russia's military advance into Ukraine pushed stock markets around the world sharply lower on Monday.

Southwest to fly from US to Cancun, Los Cabos

 (AP) — Southwest is adding more surf-and-sun spots to its international route map with flights to Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico.

Buffett says economy continues to grow steadily 


(AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia's advance into Ukraine.

US manufacturers grow as orders, stockpiles rise 


(AP) — U.S. manufacturing activity expanded more quickly last month as companies received more orders and boosted their stockpiles. But a measure of production fell to its lowest level in nearly five years, likely a casualty of severe winter weather.