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  • The data breach involved current and former Uber drivers, and the company has notified attorneys general in states where those drivers live, including California. Uber also filed a lawsuit in a federal court in San Francisco on Friday against the unnamed individual who accessed the company's files. Uber said the breach …

  • Correction: Earns-CoStar Group story Associated Press - 9 minutes ago

    In a Feb. 26 story about CoStar Group Inc.'s earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company's ...

  • Correction: Earns-Controladora Vuela story Associated Press - 11 minutes ago

    In a Feb. 26 story about Controladora Vuela's results, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, that the company's ...

  • William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, speaks at Brooklyn College in the Brooklyn borough of New York

    Raising interest rates too late is safer than acting too early, an influential Federal Reserve official said on Friday, endorsing a high-profile research paper that argues the U.S. economy, given time, can rebound to the strong growth rate to which Americans are accustomed. The paper by four top U.S. economists, presented …

  • Private equity firm Golden Gate acquired J. Jill for around $75 million in 2009 from women's retailer Talbots, which had bought it three years earlier for more than $500 million. Golden Gate later sold a majority stake in the business to Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank. J. Jill, Arcapita Bank and Golden Gate could not be …

  • Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. The ride-sharing service says it has notified the drivers and hasn't received any reports ...

  • Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) said on Friday it would put aside more funds related to a U.S. investigation into whether the Swiss bank deceived investors in mortgage-backed securities it had issued. The U.S. government's examination of financial crisis-era mortgage abuses is now the Zurich-based bank's biggest legal worry, after …

  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks Associated Press - 25 minutes ago
    Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

    Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. ...

  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    February proved to be a strong month for U.S. stocks, even though it ended in downbeat fashion. Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple ...

  • Benmosche arrives at the White House in Washington

    Robert Benmosche, who took the helm of insurer American International Group (AIG.N) after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70 after a battle with lung cancer. Benmosche is credited with steering AIG through the turbulent period following its near collapse and rescue …

  • Pump Jacks are seen at sunrise near Bakersfield

    By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil rose sharply on Friday as Brent and U.S. futures posted their first monthly gains since June, supported by an improving demand outlook and supply outages. ...

  • A trader reacts in front of the German DAX Index board at the Frankfurt stock exchange

    U.S. stocks were down slightly on the last trading day of February as mixed economic data made investors cautious, while European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank's planned injection of 60 billion euros to spur growth. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares (.FTEU3) closed up …

  • Oil rebounds in volatile trade AFP - 31 minutes ago
    Oil rebounds in volatile trade

    European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for April delivery rallied $1.14 to $61.19 a barrel in London

  • File photograph of Oracle Corp headquarters Redwood City

    Oracle America Inc, the software giant in charge of developing Oregon's failed health exchange website, has filed suit against five former staff and campaign advisers to the state's former governor, saying they worked behind the scenes to kill the site for political reasons, court documents showed. The company also gave …

  • Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos. The decision announced ...

  • Billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, including a Hamptons mansion that's one of the world's biggest private homes, jurors found Friday and levied ...

  • Parts of the Massachusetts coastline could face a lengthy recovery process after being pummeled by severe winter storms, the state's top environmental official said Friday. Secretary of Energy and Environmental ...

  • Nakaso, Bank of Japan's deputy governor, attends a hearing session in Tokyo

    The Bank of Japan's commitment to achieving its 2 percent price target is "unshakable," its deputy governor said on Friday, signalling that he has no intention of watering down the goal despite a slowdown in inflation driven by slumping oil prices. BOJ Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said Japan now has a good chance of …

  • J.C. Penney and Gap are big market movers Associated Press - 46 minutes ago

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE J.C. Penney Co., down 62 cents to $8.50 The department store operator reported ...

  • U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes on Friday, weighed down by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) as some investors …

  • Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

    U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes on Friday, weighed down by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) as some investors …

  • Some California farmers to go without federal water Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    A federal agency said Friday it will not release water for most Central Valley farms this year, forcing California farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted. It will be ...

  • 5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar The Wall Street Journal - 56 minutes ago

    Next week’s calendar is chock-full of important data, especially the February jobs report Friday. Weather and West Coast port problems could distort some numbers, however, so be cautious. Here are five things to watch.

  • US growth revised down to 2.2% @ BBC News - 58 minutes ago
    US growth revised down to 2.2%

    The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.

  • Vermont House endorses renewable energy package Associated Press - 58 minutes ago

    The Vermont House has advanced a wide-ranging bill that pushes utilities beyond electricity to help customers save on heat and could resolve criticism that the current state program to promote renewable ...

  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Banco Popular will take over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank. Doral Bank had ...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York

    The S&P 500 posted its best monthly gain since October 2011 on Friday, but U.S. stocks ended lower for the day as U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 gained 5.5 percent for the month, while the Nasdaq rose 7.1 percent, its best monthly performance since January …

  • Racing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
    Racing might return to New England's last thoroughbred track

    New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk Downs ...

  • State Farm refunding $352M to Texas customers in settlement Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    State Farm agreed Friday to pay $352.5 million in refunds to more than 1 million of its Texas customers as part of a sweeping settlement that ends nearly 12 years of legal battles over premiums that state ...

  • Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania Associated Press - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon Friday at ...

  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
    Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. ...

  • Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70 Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
    Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70

    Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday. The company says ...

  • Diamond Hill Investment Group posts 4Q profit Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    The Columbus, Ohio-based bank said it had earnings of $3.81 per share. The investment company posted revenue of $28.5 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $31.6 million, ...

  • Freighters and cargo containers sit idle at the Port of Los Angeles as a back-log of over 30 container ships sit anchored outside the Port in Los Angeles

    U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a moderate increase in business inventories and a wider trade deficit, but strong domestic demand brightened the outlook. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated …

  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains three ...

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