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LOS ANGELES-- About 924,000 people have picked insurance plans through California's health care exchange as the race continues to attract more Latinos and younger people ahead of the enrollment deadline later this month.
SAN DIEGO-- California home prices rose slightly in February from the previous month, while low inventories kept a lid on sales, a research firm said Thursday. The median sales price was $355,000, up 0.6 percent from $353,000 in January and up 22.8 percent from $289,000 in February 2013, DataQuick said.
DOVER, Del.-- State and federal inspectors have found multiple problems since 2000 at a Delaware dairy facility whose operations were recently halted because of a deadly food-borne bacteria outbreak, but they found no evidence of listeria contamination at Roos Foods in Kenton until a few weeks ago.
Few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.
AUSTIN, Texas-- The guys in Foster the People know something about contrasts. The Los Angeles trio made its first trip to South By Southwest four years ago, playing for basically no one. "This is kind of where we got discovered, and that was our first trip as a band _ leaving the state, getting a van," singer Mark Foster said of the 2010 trip.
LOS ANGELES-- Tom Bergeron is leaving "America's Funniest Home Videos" at the end of next season, but William Shatner is not quitting Twitter. "Cake and chips," Shatner posted on Twitter. Bergeron, however, is serious about leaving "America's Funniest Home Videos," spokeswoman Alejandra Cristina said.
PHILADELPHIA-- It's been two decades since Mike Mignola created a horned, red-hued devilish beast with a penchant for cigars and a big gun.
NEW YORK-- Top-rated CBS has renewed 18 more of its prime-time series for next season. Nine dramas winning a return include "NCIS," `'NCIS: Los Angeles, "`'Person of Interest," `'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "`'Hawaii Five-O" and "Blue Bloods," as well as "Criminal Minds," `'Elementary "and" The Good Wife. CBS is a division of CBS Corp..
*Radar data suggests plane was heading toward Indian Ocean- sources. *White House says search area may expand based on new information.
March 14- Puerto Rico pulled off a blockbuster of a bond sale this week, sparing it from the threat of imminent default, but few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.
ANGRA DOS REIS, BRAZIL, March 13- Permission for Chevron Corp to resume drilling and water injection at its Frade offshore field in Brazil is being held up by the company's failure to deliver a full report on the causes of a 2012 oil seepage, the head of Brazil's oil regulator said on Thursday.
*White House says search area may expand based on new information. KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, March 14- A new search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may be opened in the Indian Ocean, the White House said, significantly broadening the potential location of the plane, which disappeared nearly a week ago with 239 people on board.
LOS ANGELES-- Herbalife Ltd. said Thursday that it has pushed back the date of its annual shareholder meeting by five days so it can continue talks with activist investor Carl Icahn about adding his nominees to its board.
March 13- Castlight Health Inc's initial public offering was priced at $16 per Class B share, slightly above the company's expected range, an underwriter told Reuters. Castlight Health raised about $178 million after it sold all 11.1 million shares offered.
If, as some expect, the U.S. Labor Department reverts to a classification test it used before 2004, it would likely make more workers overtime-eligible, and a new round of litigation could result as companies sort out employee reclassifications.
KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, March 14- Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, March 13- It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities. The speed with which apps like Quip have been adopted is forcing Microsoft to intensify its efforts to bring the powerful but ageing Office software suite to tablets and smartphones, according to people close to the company.
BOSTON, March 13- Lookout, the mobile security software maker, named telecommunications industry veteran Jim Dolce as chief executive officer on Thursday, succeeding company co-founder John Hering.
WASHINGTON, March 13- The FBI ranked mortgage fraud as its lowest criminal threat after the height of the financial crisis, even though the U.S. Justice Department had said that investigating mortgage fraud was to be a priority, a report by a department watchdog said on Thursday.
According to the SEC, Horowitz recruited people to help him steal personal health information from hospice and nursing home patients so he could designate them as annuitants and sell the products to wealthy investors.