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  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.

  • Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.

  • Brain

    By turning human embryonic stem cells into a cerebellum, Japanese researchers constructed a part of an "artificial brain," reported.

  • Hot List: Weekend port shutdown Managing Editor Allen Wastler shares today's hottest stories on the web, including what's going on with the West Coast port dispute.

  • Despite recent high-profile attacks, not enough is being done to protect systems from hackers, venture capitalist Venky Ganesan warned.

  • Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California.

    The nationwide measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in Southern California is now hitting home in the tech community in Northern California.

  • Measles outbreak in techland

    CNBC's Scott Cohn, reports on the outbreak of measles in Silicon Valley and what health officials are doing to contain the disease.

  • Trash on Carpayo Beach in La Punta, Peru, December 02, 2014.

    Coastal countries are leaking millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, says a new study. And it is getting tougher to remove.

  • Port partial shutdown ...again

    There is a partial lockout at West Coast ports again. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.

  • A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    The West Coast port disruption this week will disrupt these retailers' inventory shipments ahead of the key spring selling season.

  • Tesla Model S P85D is revealed to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on January 12, 2015 in Detroit.

    Tesla rolled out the new Model S P85D, a performance edition of its flagship Model S, in an attempt to expand sales in cold-weather states.

  • A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Fierce competition at the world's largest outdoor farm machinery show may cause discounting this year, particularly for used tractors and combines.

  • Micah Sherman, and Nicole Graf, who moved from Brooklyn, N.Y., to cultivate cannabis, care for the "mother plants" which will seed their 7,000-square-foot indoor farm in a warehouse south of Seattle, last March, in Olympia, Wash.

    Growers who jumped into the new legal market hoping to make a killing in cannabis are now getting killed by a glut of product.

  • Farm show buzzes over drones

    Agricultural drone tech is capturing the attention of investors and farmers. Several start-ups are at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at a conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., October 27, 2014.

    The company simultaneously hit a milestone, becoming the first American company to close with a market cap above $700 billion.

  • Dairy cows graze in a pen at the Van Ommering Dairy Farm in Lakeside, California.

    States are trying to lure California's dairies away with the promise of ample water, a stable feed supply and abundant land.

  • Critically important kids get vaccinated: San Diego Mayor

    Everybody should have vaccinations, says Mayor Kevin Faulconer, (R) San Diego, discussing an initiative to get rid of the "personal belief" exemption many parents are using to avoid vaccinating their children.

  • Greener Pastures Send Dairy Farmers Packing

    Dairyman Mark Watte, who farms in Tulare, CA, said California milk producers wanting to expand are relocating to other states.

  • Price of ports' pain

    Congestion at West Coast ports is estimated by Kurt Salmon to cost retailers as much as $7 billion this year, and $37 billion in 2016, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Retailers brace for port fallout

    Some retailers have prepared contingency plans because of the ongoing port dispute. Susan Anderson, FBR vice president, provides insight.