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Lawmakers Anxious to Hear From Shkreli, But He's Taking 5th

By Marcy Gordon and Matthew Perrone | Feb 4
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.

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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.

How to Fix the Euro: Top Bankers Urge Closer Ties

FINANCE | By David McHugh | Feb 10
The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level.

NGLCC Urges Charlotte Lawmakers to Pass Non-Discrimination Ordinance

LEGAL | Feb 9
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is urging the Charlotte City Council in North Carolina to approve a non-discrimination ordinance this week.

Red Lobster Enjoys Sales Surge After Mention in Beyonce Song

CORPORATE | Feb 9
Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."

Chipotle Advice to Employees: If You're Sick Stay Home

CORPORATE | By Candice Choi | Feb 9
Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.

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.

Chipotle Stores to Open Later on Monday for Worker Meeting

CORPORATE | Feb 8
Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares.

Indiana Culture War Over Gay Rights Worries Business Leaders

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Feb 8
Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

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