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  • Whatever lifts off from North Korea's western coast space center this month, one thing is certain— since rockets and missiles inevitably have overlapping technologies, it will run afoul of U.N. resolutions that have been in place for years to bar North Korea from testing any technology that could be used to develop long-range ballistic missiles.

  • Correction: Las Vegas-Pay To Park story Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:40 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a story Feb. 2 about MGM Resorts International outsourcing its Las Vegas Strip parking operations to a Chicago- based firm, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of MGM Resorts executive Corey Sanders. SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Expectant couples planning "babymoon" vacations are increasingly steering clear of Latin America and the Caribbean amid warnings about a suspected link between a Zika virus outbreak in the region and birth defects, travel agents say. Machowsky, who is herself expecting a child and called off a planned vacation to Anguilla, said she is redirecting...

  • SP Plus Corp. will handle paid parking at all non-union MGM Resorts International properties, including Mandalay Bay, Delano, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio, The Mirage and MGM Grand, the company said. Valets were told during an afternoon employees' meeting that SP Plus will hire MGM Resorts' approximately 400 non-union parking service...

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan certified two classes of plaintiffs, saying their claims are similar enough to be pursued as groups. One class bought various Petrobras securities from January 2010 to July 2015 and will be led by Universities Superannuation Scheme of Liverpool, England. The other bought debt securities from offerings in 2013 and 2014,...

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan certified two classes of plaintiffs, saying their claims are similar enough to be pursued as groups. One class bought various Petrobras securities from January 2010 to July 2015 and will be led by Germany's Union Asset Management Holdings AG. The other bought debt securities from offerings in 2013 and 2014, and will be...

  • Monday, American Airlines became the latest carrier to add something back. American, which recently merged with US Airways, hasn't offered free snacks since 2003. US Airways stripped passengers of snacks in 2008.. When Continental Airlines stopped giving out free cookies and mini bags of pretzels in 2011— after its merger with United Airlines— it said the move...

  • Hawaii Biotech joins race to develop Zika vaccine Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 9:05 AM ET

    Jan 29- Privately owned vaccine developer Hawaii Biotech Inc has joined the race to produce a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, a fast-spreading infection which has been linked to severe birth defects in babies. The company initiated a formal program to test a Zika vaccine last fall, as the virus began to gain traction in Brazil, said Chief Executive Dr.

  • Territorial Bancorp posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:09 PM ET

    HONOLULU _ Territorial Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.7 million. Territorial Bancorp shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Territorial Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Central Pacific Financial posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:37 AM ET

    HONOLULU _ Central Pacific Financial Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $10.9 million. The operator of Central Pacific Bank posted revenue of $48 million in the period. Central Pacific Financial shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Hawaiian Airlines' parent rose sharply Wednesday after the carrier made bullish comments about travel demand. In a conference call with investors after the market closed Tuesday, CEO Mark Dunkerley said Hawaiian didn't experience the kind of temporary slump that some airlines saw in traffic to Europe after the Paris terror attacks in...

  • *Mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects in Brazil. GENEVA/ LONDON, Jan 25- The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the...

  • Jan 25- GlaxoSmithKline Plc is concluding feasibility studies evaluating whether its vaccine technology is suitable for the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, a spokeswoman told Reuters. Zika will likely spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on...

  • Jan 25- GlaxoSmithKline Plc is concluding "feasibility" studies to see if its vaccine technology might be suitable for the Zika virus, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas, except for Canada and Chile, the World...

  • U.S. adds more countries to Zika travel alert Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 11:45 AM ET

    Friday's warning adds Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Cape Verde, Samoa and the island of Saint Martin to a list of 14 countries and territories. Health experts are unsure why the virus- detected in Africa in 1947 but unknown in the Americas until last year- is spreading so rapidly in Brazil and neighboring countries. The agency issued an advisory...

  • PARIS/ LONDON, Jan 20- BNP Paribas has chosen banks to prepare a multi-billion dollar stock market listing for its U.S. unit First Hawaiian Bank, sources close to the matter said. The bank said at the time that realising value from First Hawaiian Bank could strengthen the parent bank's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio- a key measure of bank capital stability- by up to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19- Part of a lawsuit can proceed against the founder of Facebook's virtual reality glasses unit Oculus VR Inc, but a U.S. judge also dismissed several claims filed by another company which alleged the Oculus founder had passed off its confidential information as his own. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled on Saturday that a...

  • YOUR MONEY-Hotel travelers gripe as resort fees rise Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 8:30 AM ET

    New York, Jan 12- Travel expert Tim Winship considers himself a budget-conscious travel expert, but even this editor-at-large of SmarterTravel.com was blind-sided by a mandatory resort fee. The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas is charging him a resort fee of nearly $30 per day for an upcoming family reunion, something he noticed only in the last stage of booking through...

  • SAP operating profit hits record on license renewals Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 2:13 AM ET

    SAP reported record annual operating profits driven both by year-end software license renewals and customers' converting to newer cloud-based software.

  • *Sees 2016 oper profit of 6.4 bln- 6.7 bln euros. *Says more than doubles S/4 HANA customers to 2,700. FRANKFURT, Jan 12- SAP, Europe's largest software company, on Tuesday reported record annual operating profits, driven both by year-end software license renewals and customers' converting to newer cloud-based software.