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Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices 


(AP) — The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.

Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers 


(AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice.

Walgreens says it froze pay for senior executives in 2014

(AP) — Drugstore chain Walgreens says it froze pay late last year for a few hundred senior executives as part of a cost-cutting plan.

US stocks close mostly higher as company earnings roll in

(AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mostly higher, led by gains in energy companies as the price of oil recovers.

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list 


(AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack Obama's bid to normalize relations between the two countries.

Government proposes rules for brokers on retirement accounts 


(AP) — The U.S. government is formally proposing restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts, calling for special contracts with customers that would commit brokers to put the investors' interests first.

Industry: Digital music sales match physical for 1st time

(AP) — Revenue from digital music matched that from physical albums and discs for the first time in 2014, a global industry body said Tuesday.

Only small number of Jeeps fixed 2 years after recall began

(AP) — Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.

GM drops price of the electric Chevrolet Spark

(AP) — General Motors is the latest automaker to drop the price of an electric car in the face of slow sales.

The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

(AP) — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.