• Business

    Gov. Hickenlooper not sure feds could shut down pot industry

    Hickenlooper, in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," told moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday that Colorado's regulations allowing the personal use of marijuana are part of the state's constitution

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    Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

    "I believe his extensive management experience in the private sector, and his understanding of the challenges faced by workers and businesses alike, will equip him well for the job of leading the Department of Commerce," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Commerce Committee.

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    United, after years of declining revenue, hits the thrusters

    "We've been shrinking, and our competitors have been growing at our expense," says Scott Kirby, who jumped from president of American Airlines to the same job at United in August. "We're going back on offense."

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    Liz Weston: The emergency fund you can eat

    A well-stocked pantry can help you survive a natural disaster or extended blackout, get through a stretch of unemployment, ensure you always have something tasty for dinner, and save you money, if done correctly.

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    Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

    The decline suggests that higher mortgage rates, which have risen by about a half-percentage point since the presidential election, may be starting to bite into sales. And the number of homes for sale has fallen to near-record lows, forcing many would-be buyers to bid up prices. The combination of higher prices and rising mortgage rates are making homes less affordable.

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    Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

    "The automotive defendants were aware that rupture after rupture, both during testing and in the field, confirmed how dangerous and defective Takata's air bags were," the attorneys allege in the court document, called a "status report."