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Weekly scorecard

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Winners

Bruno Mars: Pop star’s halftime performance drew more than 115 million TV viewers Sunday, even more the Super Bowl itself, which drew a record 111.5 million viewers.

CVS Caremark: Giant pharmacy chain announces it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by Oct. 1, likely surrendering nearly 2 percent of its annual revenue.

CBS: Network lands one-year deal with NFL to air eight Thursday night games.

University of Saint Francis: City awards the school $3 million from the Legacy Fund to renovate two downtown buildings for a downtown campus.

Tossups

Tonight Show”: Jay Leno, after 22 years on the job, bows out. But “Saturday Night Live” veteran Jimmy Fallon will bring new energy to the hallowed late-night timeslot.

Losers

Hoosier Park: Anderson racetrack and casino lays off 13 employees, citing “ongoing and very aggressive” competition from newly opened Ohio casinos.

Peyton Manning: Quarterback insulted by being asked whether he was embarrassed by getting thoroughly rolled by the Seahawks in front of 111.5 million viewers.

Sam Zell: Billionaire chairman of Equity Group Investments defends fellow one-percenter who compared the “progressive war on the 1 percent” to Nazi anti-Semitism. Tom Perkins is right, Zell told Bloomberg TV. “The 1 percent work harder. The 1 percent are much bigger factors in all forms of our society.”

Milestones

Doris Stovall: Former Embassy Theatre director oversaw the historic theater’s major renovation in 1995. She died last week at 79.

Joan Mondale: Wife of Vice President Walter Mondale and a strong advocate for the arts, died Monday at 83.

Sandy Kennedy: Fort Wayne city clerk announces she won’t seek ninth term in 2015. The Democratic officeholder was first elected in 1983.

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