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  • SAN FRANCISCO— A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims. The jury of six men and six women determined Friday venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers did not discriminate against Ellen Pao because she was a...

  • The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is...

  • WASHINGTON— With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. The Senate was beginning a spring recess after approving the measure, leaving Congress' two GOP- run chambers to negotiate a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Former Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers partner Ellen Pao is not the only person who lost when a California jury rejected her claims of gender discrimination against the venture capital firm. Pao sought about $16 million in lost wages and tens of millions more in punitive damages in a lawsuit that captivated Silicon Valley.

  • *Kleiner venture capital firm wins against ex-partner Ellen Pao. SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. A California jury also...

  • Swap trades fuel California carbon market activity Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- California carbon futures were little changed this week as traders focused on over-the-counter vintage swaps instead of the outright buying or selling of permits, market sources said on Friday. In the first deal the party sold unused 2014 vintage allowances and bought June 2015 vintage permits at a 4- cent differential.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 10 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer speaks at dinner before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 2315 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, March 2015" before the Greater Richmond Chamber of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- A California jury decided that venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her employment after she sued three years ago. The verdict was read in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday in a case that helped spark a broad discussion about sexism in Silicon...

  • Realty Income Corp. will be added to S&P 500 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Real estate investment trust Realty Income Corp. is being be added to the S&P 500 index. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Friday that Realty Income, which owns 4,300 properties in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, will join the broad stock market index the close of trading on April 6. Realty Income, which had been in the S&P MidCap 400, is replacing Windstream...

  • Crazy short week ahead with jobs, quarter-end Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important.

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Apple Inc's Tim Cook, one of the most prominent openly gay American CEOs, has joined fellow tech industry chiefs in decrying a controversial Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. Cook, who publicly declared his sexual orientation last year, joined other tech chief executives, including...

  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. The lawsuit said Osbon, 52, was a flight standards captain who primarily flew Airbus planes and helped...

  • Final Glance: Department Store Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $75.31. Macy's Inc. rose$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $63.65. Nordstrom rose$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $79.73.

  • Final Glance: Internet companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    eBay rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $57.63. Google Inc class A fell $6.09 or 1.1 percent, to $557.55. Groupon Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $7.61.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 4.5 percent, to $1.04. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 65 or 2.4 percent, to $26.76. Peabody Energy fell$. 47 or 8.4 percent, to $5.13.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $150.47. Target rose $1.12 or 1.4 percent, to $81.56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $81.35.

  • Final Glance: Leisure companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands Corp. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $54.75. MGM Resorts International fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $21.30. Marriott International Inc. rose$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $80.82.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.20. Career Education Corp. rose$. 23 or 4.6 percent, to $5.25. DeVry Education Group Inc. fell$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $33.18.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. rose$. 57 or 1.0 percent, to $55.90. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. rose $1.00 or 1.7 percent, to $59.80. Dominion Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $70.39.