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  • Gun enthusiasts view Sig Sauer rifles at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings & exhibits show in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 21, 2016.

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles.

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 15.29 million. 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.51 million. 4. "Bull," CBS, 10.64 million.

  • NEW YORK— CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In prime-time viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, "NCIS," and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. Overall in prime time, CBS averaged 7.55 million viewers, while runner-up NBC was far behind with 4.61 million viewers.

  • Feb 22- Apple's sprawling new campus, dubbed " Apple Park," will open in April, the iPhone maker said on Wednesday. Although the first wave of employees will begin moving into the new Cupertino, California, headquarters this spring, it will take about six months for all of the 12,000- plus workers to make the transition, Apple said. Apple also said the 1,000- seat theater...

  • Rescuers are seen in a boat full of people, some with babies and pets, at a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek on February 21, 2017.

    Here are some of the key stories CNBC is following this hour:

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California- based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. Life Technologies supplied an enzyme used in DNA analysis kits to a plant in London and combined it with several other components to make kits sold worldwide.

  • "It has been hard for us to keep up, with lots of folks running backup for each other," says Brandon Dudley, vice president of the Chicago- based company that arranges bus charters for events ranging from nights on the town to long-distance trips. In its latest report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 35 states had moderate to high levels of flu...

  • SEATTLE, Feb 22- General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of "smart city" tools GE says can help monitor traffic and pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns. San Diego is a test of "internet of things" technology that GE Current provides for commercial...

  • Feb 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing kit patent held by Promega Corp, overturning a lower court's decision. The justices unanimously decided that subsidiary, Life Technologies Corp, could not be held liable for violating the patent by shipping one part...

  • A waitress delivers sushi orders at Masa Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Meal kit sellers and upstart grocers are underscoring an eat-at-home culture.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theater named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs. Apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in Cupertino, California, to the new Apple Park nearby will begin in April and will take...

  • Former investment banker for Goldman Sachs Steven Mnuchin (R) participates in a swearing-in ceremony, as President Donald Trump (L) looks on in the Oval Office of the White House February 13, 2017.

    Goldman veterans may enjoy top billing in Trump's administration, but executives from one little-known bank may soon wield enormous influence.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a 2 p.m. deadline Wednesday for protesters to leave the camp that's on federal land near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. He says he has been in North Dakota since Thanksgiving and has "had four...

  • NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. _ William Lyon Homes on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $23.1 million. The Newport Beach, California- based company said it had profit of 60 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $59.7 million, or $1.55 per share.

  • IRVINE, Calif. _ Tri Pointe Homes Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $57.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 36 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $805.5 million.

  • ALISO VIEJO, Calif. _ The New Home Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13.8 million. The Aliso Viejo, California- based company said it had profit of 66 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $21 million, or $1.01 per share.

  • The National Association of Realtors reports on January sales of existing U.S. homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists forecast sales will tick up to a seasonally adjusted 5.55 million, up from 5.49 million in December. :Sales of existing homes slipped in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Silver Spring Networks Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $14 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Silver Spring Networks shares have climbed 5.5 percent since the beginning of the...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp. "People are being very mindful, trying very hard to stay in prayer, to stay positive," said Nestor Silva, 37, of California.

  • SAN DIEGO, Feb 21- President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in U.S. energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to policies that mandate the use of such renewable fuels. The comments came as Scott Pruitt took over as head of the Environmental Protection Agency and after Trump...