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February 5, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies helped lead stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as strong earnings reports from several companies put investors in a buying mood. Investors welcomed the latest batch of solid earnings reports from a range of U.S. companies, including luxury retailers Ralph Lauren and Estee Lauder and media companies Viacom and Walt Disney. The Dow gained 172 points. The S&P rose 13 points and the Nasdaq added 55 points.

CHICAGO (AP) — The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments. Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama’s birthplace and education. Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails, saying he believes “bigoted ideas are wrong.”

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran prosecutors say they plan to bring charges against a former executive who they allege was a mastermind behind the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres. The chief prosecutor’s office says it will seek formal charges against Roberto David Castillo Mejia (meh-HEE’-uh) for his alleged role.

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control. The recall covers Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis cabs from 2014 through 2017. The company says it’s aware of eight crashes and one injury that could be related.

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 102,000 passengers flew out of Atlanta’s international airport the Monday after the Super Bowl, breaking the record for the number of people screened at the airport in one day. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports passengers waited for up to an hour-and-a-half to get through security on what many call Mass Exodus Monday. Lines went all the way from the domestic terminal atrium into the airline check-in areas.

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