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  • U.S. FCC warns against blocking personal Wi-Fi access Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:05 PM ET

    It said it was "aggressively investigating and acting against such unlawful intentional interference," and advised consumers who suspected such activities to file a complaint with the FCC. The paper said the Marriott had petitioned the FCC to change its policy. Marriott's request seeking the FCC's blessing to block guests' use of non-Marriott networks is...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- An employee of a U.S. spy agency has confessed to operating a small drone that crashed on the grounds of the White House, the agency said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of incidents that raised questions about the president's security. A spokesman for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency said that an off-duty employee had told the U.S.

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- U.S. crude futures fell over 1.5 percent towards $45 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday after data showed U.S. crude stocks surged by nearly 13 million barrels last week, with a global supply glut accumulating in storage tanks. *U.S. crude futures had dropped 73 cents to $45.50 a barrel by 0000 GMT after finishing the previous session finishing...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Freescale Semiconductor Ltd gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter above Wall Street's expectations, and its shares rose 12 percent in extended trade as its chief executive pointed to growing demand from automobile makers for its chips. Freescale makes chips used in a broad range of markets, including consumer products,...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • Jan 27- Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. Apple's cash pile is now $178 billion, enough to buy IBM or the equivalent to $556 for every American.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are resisting. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on...

  • Customers Bancorp beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    WYOMISSING, Pa. _ Customers Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Customers Bancorp shares have declined slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • United Financial posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    GLASTONBURY, Conn. _ United Financial Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 million. The holding company for United Bank posted revenue of $44.9 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit of $6.8 million, or 16 cents per share.

  • United Community Financial posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio _ United Community Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.8 million. The Youngstown, Ohio- based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share. Keywords: United Community Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Pulaski Financial posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Pulaski Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.1 million. Pulaski Financial shares have climbed nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pulaski Financial, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- U.S. regulators have given the go-ahead for Argentina's biofuel makers to qualify for U.S. biofuel credits, potentially making it more attractive for South American exporters to sell into the U.S. market and potentially pressuring local prices. In a statement on Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency said it has approved a request from...

  • Seacoast Banking reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. Analysts expected $30 million, according to Zacks.

  • Cytec reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    WEST PATERSON, N.J. _ Cytec Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $29.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the West Paterson, New Jersey- based company said it had a loss of 41 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per...

  • Bridge Capital posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Bridge Capital Holdings on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Bridge Capital shares have declined 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Flushing Financial meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. _ Flushing Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $11.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 38 cents per share. Flushing Financial shares have dropped almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Flotek Industries beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Flotek Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $16.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Flotek Industries shares have declined roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Construction companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 96 or 1.7 percent, to $54.16. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 23 or. 8 percent, to $27.33.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Boeing fell $1.59 or 1.2 percent, to $132.48. Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $5.13 or 2.6 percent, to $190.55. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $2.60 or 1.7 percent, to $152.94.