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  • May 26- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo's set-top boxes are in high demand from cable users as they also allow access to online video services such as Netflix Inc, Hulu and Google Inc's YouTube. TiVo, whose clients include DirecTV, is trying to partner with...

  • SALEM, Ore.— Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt. The state Senate unanimously passed the bill, which would make it a misdemeanor to surreptitiously take photos up women's dresses without their consent.

  • He ordered Sony and Mayimba Music, owner of the rights to the song "Loca con su Tiguere," composed by Ramon Arias Vasquez, to appear for a seven-day hearing in August on what Sony says is proof a cassette tape at the center of the copyright accusations was fabricated. Since several of Sony's new witnesses might have trouble obtaining visas to travel to the United...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while...

  • Hormel buying meat producer Applegate Farms for $775M Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 5:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hormel Foods is paying $775 million to add natural and organic meats producer Applegate Farms to its roster of food brands that include Spam canned ham, Dinty Moore stew and Jennie-O turkey. Applegate Farms sells deli meats, hot dogs, bacon and sausage, among other products, and says it doesn't use GMO ingredients, feeds its animals a vegetarian diet,...

  • *Canada's trading partners say patience running out. Farmers in the province of Quebec, which produces 40 percent of Canada's dairy products, ran full-page newspaper advertisements on Tuesday warning Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations threaten incomes and jobs. Canada's partners in the TPP, which would link 12 countries and 40 percent of the world...

  • May 26- Jimmy John's Franchise LLC is preparing for an initial public offering that could value the popular U.S. gourmet sandwich chain at more than $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Jimmy John's, which is owned by founder Jimmy John Liautaud as well as private equity firm Weston Presidio, is interviewing investment banks...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 26- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday it has started to detain imports from India of corn for feeding livestock to allow for testing of aflatoxins. The move is intended to prevent contamination of livestock feed after high levels of aflatoxin were detected in organic feed corn from India, the CFIA said.

  • HONG KONG, May 27- As revenue plummets at China's only legal gambling hub, global casino operators have a new mantra- what happens in Vegas, must also happen in Macau. The latter's two new resort projects, worth $3.2 billion, open in Macau later on Wednesday. As well as the mainland's crackdown, Macau's government is forcing casino firms, also including SJM Holdings...

  • VANCOUVER/ TORONTO May 26- Barrick Gold Corp's first step to long-promised partnerships with China, as well as progress in reaching an ambitious debt-cutting goal, are turning skeptical investors warmer toward the world's biggest gold miner. Barrick said on Tuesday it would sell a stake in its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea mine to China's Zijin Mining Group,...

  • Time Warner Cable, McDermott are big market movers Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Time Warner Cable Inc., up $12.42 to $183.60. McDermott International Inc., up 61 cents to $5.28.

  • FBI director meets with Connecticut police chiefs Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— On a visit with Connecticut police chiefs, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he spoke about how law enforcement can participate better in the national conversation about race and policing. "As you would expect in the Nutmeg State, it was a thoughtful and rich conversation," said Comey, a former attorney for Bridgewater Associates, a...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 26- Statoil ASA and MEG Energy Inc evacuated non-essential staff from oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta on Tuesday as wildfires raged through the key crude-producing region. The Alberta government said there are 66 forest fires now burning in the province, with 19 considered out of control. Statoil evacuated around 110...

  • May 26- U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday there were about 200,000 attempts to illegally access tax information from February to March this year. He said of those, about 100,000 were successful. The hackers used the "get transcript" application, which calls up information from previous returns, he said.

  • *Takata says confident new air bags are safe. DETROIT, May 26- Automakers and safety regulators could take months to nail down why air bag inflators made by Takata Corp are exploding with too much force, meaning consumers cannot be certain replacement inflators installed under a sweeping recall are safe, industry officials involved in the process said.

  • 160,000 folding knives recalled after accidental cuts Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— More than 160,000 folding knives made by hunting gear company Gerber are being recalled because the blade can unexpectedly unlock and cause cuts. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it received six reports of injuries, two of which required stitches. The 7- inch Cohort Folding Knife was sold for about $30 at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Home Depot...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Hard Rock International and the Meadowlands Racetrack are proposing a casino just outside New York City that experts say could be one of the most successful in the country. It could also provide a new source of cash for Atlantic City's struggling casinos, which have fought the proposal as it has been floated and debated in recent years.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items. The Seattle- based company employed about 154,100 full-time and part-time workers in total at the end of 2014..

  • May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that bankruptcy judges can resolve disputes that otherwise would have to be decided in a federal court, in an opinion tied to the legal legacy of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The 6-3 ruling, which stemmed from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Richard Sharif of Chicago, recognized the authority of U.S. bankruptcy judges to...

  • Fairway reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Fairway Group Holdings Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The New York- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share.