From the Wires

Legal weed in Colorado records $700M in sales in 2014

WASHINGTON POST: Between medical and recreational marijuana, pot generated $63 million in tax revenue for the state.

Costco splits with AmEx, credit card company's stock plummets

FORTUNE: American Express saw its market value drop more than $5 billion after Costco said it would not remain in a partnership with the credit card company.

GM announces plans to build electric car with 200-mile range

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Manufacturing of a Chevrolet Bolt look alike will begin in 2017 at a factory near Detroit.

Montana lawmaker: Make yoga pants illegal

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Indecent exposure act killed after bill sponsor said yoga pants should be outlawed.

Keystone XL pipeline bill approved by Congress, headed to Obama

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The president has promised in the past to veto the legislation.

NYT editorial board takes aim at concealed carry's deadly consequences

NEW YORK TIMES: The New York Times editorial board published a scathing condemnation of concealed carry laws Wednesday.

US accuses China of improperly aiding exporters

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The United States alleges the Chinese government is unfairly helping their exporters.

Jon Stewart to retire from 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central tweeted Tuesday that longtime "The Daily Show" frontman Jon Stewart will be stepping down sometime this year.

Qualcomm ordered to pay $975m fine to China

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The company was found guilty of violating China's anti-monopoly laws.

Job openings hit 14-year high

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Labor Department said job openings rose 3.7 percent in December.

TurboTax halts state tax submissions due to fraud concerns

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Increase in fraudulent filings concern tax-help company.

Twitter: Governments request more user data, tweet removals

BLOOMBERG: Russia, Turkey and the United States governments requested information be taken down from the social media site in the second half of 2014.

Under Armour CEO takes shot at Adidas

OREGONLIVE.COM: Kevin Plank called Adidas his company's "dumbest competitor."