From the Wires

Bill Gates leads Forbes' richest people list

REUTERS: The Microsoft co-founder has topped the list 16 of the last 21 years.

Oil continues to gain on supply risks

BLOOMBERG: The price of Brent crude advanced climbed to 3.8 percent at times.

With AmEx out, Costco turns to Visa, Citi

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Citigroup Inc. will be the exclusive provider of Costco credit cards and Visa will process all credit-card transactions made at the wholesale retailer.

California gas prices spike

UNION-TRIBUNE SAN DIEGO: Fuel costs rose 42 cents in just a week, marking the biggest price hike in state history.

SeaWorld aims to alter marketing strategy

MASHABLE: Dismal attendance numbers are forcing the tourist attraction to change its course.

Herbalife stock falls after forecast cut

BLOOMBERG: Allegations of a pyramid scheme are hurting the company, which saw its stock drop 53 percent over the last 12 months.

Target reports $2.6B loss in 4Q after closing Canadian holdings

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Target wary of first quarter earnings after posting fourth quarter loss.

Jury: Apple must pay $529.9M to settle patent case

BLOOMBERG: Smartflash LLC claimed the tech giant infringed on a trio of patents.

Study finds many retire earlier than they expected

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Research institute finds that just under half of retirees stopped working earlier than they planned.

Rhetoric heats up ahead of net-neutrality vote

USA TODAY: The Federal Communication Commission's vote on Internet regulations is expected Thursday.

Google readies to fight Apple Pay

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Search engine giant is teaming up with a trio of wireless carriers to explore mobile wallet options.

DIY Girl Scout cookies could be on the way

FOX NEWS: Pennsylvania toymaker wants to make it possible for you to make your own Girl Scout cookies yearround.

Effects of the recession lingering for millennials

BLOOMBERG: While much of the country is emerging from the effects of the recession, younger workers may never fully recover.