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Eurozone economy seen running at near 6-year high

LONDON (AP) — Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to a near six-year high, a closely watched survey found Tuesday.

In its monthly survey of economic activity across the region, financial information company IHS Markit also said job creation was the best for nine and a half years, as order books and business optimism continued to pick up.

Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to buy Popeyes

NEW YORK (AP) — Restaurant Brands International says it'll pay $1.8 billion for Popeyes, bringing the fried chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.

Lincoln Square: From epicenter to comfort space

Just before 10 o'clock on a recent February Friday morning, Chelsey Campbell is standing near what used to be the entrance to the original Carson Pirie Scott department store. Today, Tang Dynasty, a Chinese restaurant a few feet to her left is the marquee establishment at that entrance. Inches away to her right is a "For Lease" sign for the available space inside Lincoln Square.

News agencies seek details on tool feds used to unlock iPhone

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters.

Jim Dey: He's got a vested interest in state budget deal

Greg Baise isn't one of the brawlers in the 20-month-old state budget scrum between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, but he's sure got a dog in the fight.

Development in North Prospect corridor gaining steam

CHAMPAIGN — There's more in store for the commercial strip along Champaign's bustling North Prospect Avenue.

Green Street Realty — which has already developed one retail center on the west side of Prospect with a newly opened Taco John's restaurant — has staked a claim on the east side of the road.

Uber to investigate sex harassment claim by engineer

LONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.

Whatever happened to ... pay phones

Pay phones used to be a common sight. But now, even in the places they still exist, hardly anyone uses them.

The Illinois Terminal in Champaign has three — two on the first floor and one on the second — that aren't drawing much business.

"I haven't seen anybody on them all day long," Illinois Terminal Director Stu Smith said.

Wired In: Mayank Kale

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MAYANK KALE, 21, a senior in computer science at the University of Illinois and founder of Invoq Health.