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Top 5 items on Microsoft CEO’s To-Do list

AP Photo/Stephen Brashear LOS ANGELES (AP) — As with any new CEO, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella will have a packed agenda that includes filling top management roles and re-examining strategy. Here are some of the most pressing items on Nadella’s to-do list as he...

De Blasio won’t be in NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city’s signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay...

De Blasio won’t be in NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city’s signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay...

Netflix drama ‘House of Cards’ scores 3rd season

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says its acclaimed drama “House of Cards” will get a third season. The online video provider had previously been cagey about the future of the series, which initially received a two-season order of 13 episodes apiece. It returns with its...

Company, Ohio Group At Odds Over Wastewater Well

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A company proposing another gas-drilling wastewater well in Athens County will make its case to the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission as a group of advocates challenges the company’s permit. The Athens Messenger ( ) reports the commission will let K&H...
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A state-by-state look at winter’s latest wallop

A salt truck clears the road eastbound along Broadway during a winter storm on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in Columbia, Mo. A winter storm bore down on Missouri Tuesday, dumping enough snow to make roads treacherous and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and hundreds of...

Silicon Valley economy back at dot-com era levels

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new report shows Silicon Valley is booming with higher jobs and income. But soaring housing costs are driving a larger wedge between the region’s rich and poor. The region added nearly 47,000 jobs in 2013, up 3 percent over the previous...
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The best Super Bowl ads weren’t on during the game

AP Photo/uncredited THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) — Brands have figured out how to get Super Bowl buzz without paying Super Bowl bucks. Some of the companies that had the most success during the game were not official sponsors. Newcastle beer created a hit online campaign...

Gannett 4Q profit down 12 pct on lower ad spending

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Gannett Co. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net income dropped 12 percent, partially a result of the absence of the record-high political advertising that boosted its results a year earlier. The media company, which publishes USA Today and owns...

APNewsBreak: Ohio Wildlife Officers Get Jobs Back

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixteen of the 18 Ohio wildlife officers referred for illegal on-duty hunting by the state watchdog have been cleared by the state and returned to their jobs. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the officers got their guns and trucks...