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  • NEW YORK— Shares of the Pandora Media plummeted Friday, a day after the Internet radio company reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations. With that service, Pandora faces increasing competition for users from Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, said BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield in a note to...

  • LOS ANGELES— A utility company got control of a leaking well that spewed natural gas for nearly four months and uprooted thousands of Los Angeles residents. Southern California Gas Co. reported in October that gas was leaking from a storage well at its Aliso Canyon facility. The leak occurred in a well drilled in 1953 to pump oil from beneath the Santa Susana...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. The FCC's deadline for interested bidders to file applications to participate in the auction ended on Wednesday.

  • GLENDALE, Colo.— Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver. The Smokin Gun Apothecary opened on a site formerly occupied by the Denver area's best known strip club, Shotgun Willie's. Beyond banning the sale of pot and alcohol in the same shop, Colorado has no...

  • WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. Even as other candidates— most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush— have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • There have been no other reports of illness related to the Buffalo Wild Wings' restaurant in Overland Park in suburban Kansas City, Johnson County spokeswoman Barbara Mitchell told Reuters in an email. "We have taken additional steps to conduct deep cleaning for norovirus at all Kansas City area restaurants," Buffalo Wild Wings, known for its chicken wings, said...

  • Feb 12- Now markets have delivered their verdict on inflation- it's not picking up any time soon- economic data due next week will show whether price pressures are rising meaningfully or falling back in some of the world's major economies. Sweden's Riksbank also slashed its repo rate to -0.50 percent on Thursday, partly as insurance against expectations that...

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    Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices.

  • *New app collects data on morality police checkpoints. DUBAI, Feb 12- A new smartphone application that helps Iranians dodge the Islamic Republic's "morality police" is proving popular with the young, tech-savvy population but has quickly fallen foul of the authorities. Gershad is seen by some as setting a precedent for "digital protest" in Iran as elections loom...

  • That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue. "If can't see the difference between an artistic masterpiece and a pornographic image, we in France." "It's another hole in the fabric, at least in Europe, when it comes to users' rights running counter to the way these...

  • JMP reports 4Q loss 9 Hours Ago

    SAN FRANCISCO _ JMP Group Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The San Francisco- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $208,000, or 1 cent per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • LOS ANGELES— The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out. But the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked a milestone in efforts to stop the leak first reported Oct. 23. If all goes according to plan, the upscale Porter Ranch...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action lawsuits by paying about 25 million riders who made U.S. trips between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2016.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices, the agency said Thursday. The announcement of the investigation follows the resignation on Monday of Zenefits Chief Executive Parker Conrad, who was replaced amid allegations from state regulators...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices, the agency said Thursday. The announcement of the investigation follows the resignation on Monday of Zenefits Chief Executive Parker Conrad, who was replaced amid allegations from state regulators...

  • SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. _ CareTrust REIT Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in San Clemente, California, said it had funds from operations of $7.6 million, or 24 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds...

  • Vocera reports 4Q loss 21 Hours Ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Vocera Communications Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 4 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Vocera expects its results to range from a loss of 10 cents per share to a loss of 4 cents per share.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Infinera Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $12.6 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 21 cents per share. Infinera shares have declined 23 percent since the beginning of the year.