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  • NEW YORK— The maker of TuboTax software says it is in touch with the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent filings. Intuit Inc. said it received a formal request for information from the Justice Department and was also contacted by the Federal Trade Commission and Congress. The Mountain View, California,...

  • LAS VEGAS— The son of a wealthy Malaysian businessman accused of running an illegal sports betting ring together during the World Cup is pleading guilty to a lesser charge to return home. Darren Wai Kit Phua was arrested in July with his father and several others after federal agents raided a Caesars Palace villa where they were staying and seized computers,...

  • Waterstone posts 4Q profit Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Waterstone Financial Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin- based company said it had net income of 8 cents. Keywords: Waterstone Financial, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 75 this week to 1,192 amid depressed oil prices. Baker Hughes said Friday 922 rigs were seeking oil and 268 were exploring for natural gas, with two listed as miscellaneous. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 32 rigs; New...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Wal-Mart is denying allegations of civil rights violations and negligence in the death of a black man who was shot by a white police officer while holding an air rifle inside one of its stores in Ohio. John Crawford III was shot in August in Beavercreek. Bentonville, Arkansas- based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. denies responsibility for Crawford's death...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 6- Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. That high-profile 2011 attack was followed by a wave of customer notifications from Epsilon clients,...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stock investors may be bracing for further signs next week that the Federal Reserve could increase interest rates sooner rather than later, with retail sales expected to rebound after two straight months of declines. The S&P 500 ended the week more than 2 percent off its March 2 closing record high, while the Nasdaq was more than 70 points off...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Many of Wall Street's biggest banks are more convinced the Federal Reserve will interest raise rates in June after a strong February jobs report on Friday pointed to sustained economic growth and as the jobless rate hit a more than 6-1/ 2 year-low. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has reiterated that policymakers will remain "patient" in deciding when to...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the accident, transportation officials said on Friday. Earlier Friday, airport officials reopened the runway where the Delta plane skidded and the airport went back into full...

  • Apple and Foot Locker are big market movers Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., up 9 cents to $4.96. Foot Locker Inc., up $2.34 to $59.37.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Holder, who was traveling in South Carolina with President Barack Obama, said he could not comment. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist...

  • *Feb U.S. payrolls growth tops expectations. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday and the S&P 500 declined for a second straight week after a strong monthly jobs report as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than previously expected. The strong report, seen as a gauge for the timing of the Fed's first rate hike in...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- America's tumbling unemployment rate and better-than-expected job gains in February should give Federal Reserve officials confidence this month to pave the way, though not commit, to an interest rate hike in June. While wage gains were only slight, analysts said the Fed was now likely to drop a reference to patience on the timing of a rate hike...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks and bonds fell sharply as a strong jobs report led investors to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates. It was the worst drop for the index since Jan. 5. Bond yields rose after the Labor Department reported a surge in hiring last month.

  • HOUSTON— Southwest Airlines' first flight from Aruba to Houston is due to arrive Saturday, marking the first international service at Houston's Hobby Airport in 46 years. The flight marks the start of Southwest's international expansion at Hobby Airport. Southwest plans to fly between Houston and Aruba once a week through Aug. 8, which is possible now because...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets on Friday that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, hammering U.S. stock and bond prices. "Any sign of undue strength will raise the spectre of rates climbing sooner than expected, and we were already expecting rates to rise this year," said Bruce McCain, chief...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • March 6- The Fed is going to run out of patience, which means the equity rally may run out of road. "We expect monetary policymakers to drop' patient' from the communiqué following the March meeting, setting the stage for an initial liftoff in rates in June," Brian Jones, economist at Societe Generale, wrote in a note to clients. While there is still disagreement within...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antifungal drug, Cresemba, to treat two rare but serious infections that typically strike people with weakened immune systems. Cresemba is the sixth medicine approved by the FDA as a result. Cresemba, known chemically as isavuconazonium, is made by Astellas Pharma US Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois, a...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, March 6- A man previously convicted of harassing Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer has been arrested by Austin police on suspicion of sending her sexually graphic emails, according to police records released on Friday. Gregory Calvin King, 30, was booked on Thursday into the Travis County Jail with bond set at $100,000.