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What's an NCAA Tournament unit worth? Millions. Here's how

What's an NCAA Tournament unit worth? Millions. Here's how

The upstart run for Loyola Chicago making the Final Four last year delivered more than just excitement for fans of Sister Jean and the Ramblers. Loyola's run will be worth at least $8.
Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it.
US housing starts slumped 8.7 per cent in February

US housing starts slumped 8.7 per cent in February

WASHINGTON — The number of homes under construction fell 8.7 per cent in February, as ground breakings for single-family houses plunged to their lowest level in nearly two years.

Correction: Financial Markets story

In a story March 22 about the financial markets, The Associated Press misspelled the name of asset management company Schroders.
China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

BEIJING — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.
Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million
UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

UK lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

LONDON — British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government Monday, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the U.K.
Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

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Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery

NEW YORK — A prominent Hong Kong businessman earned leniency with a three-year prison sentence dispensed Monday by a judge who said bribes paid to the presidents of two African countries were serious crimes but kindness including playing violin for f
The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country's political deadlock.