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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 27- Negotiations to settle the largest U.S. refinery strike are set to resume on March 4, the union and lead oil company negotiator said on Friday, the 27th day of the work stoppage. Talks between Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and the United Steelworkers union broke off on Feb. 20 after refinery owners balked at a settlement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27- Google Inc submitted plans on Friday for a vastly expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies. The new headquarters would give the Internet company the room for an additional 10,000 employees, compared...

  • The data breach involved current and former Uber drivers, and the company has notified attorneys general in states where those drivers live, including California. The company has raised more than $4 billion from prominent venture capital firms such as Benchmark and Google Ventures, valuing Uber at $40 billion and making it the most valuable startup in the...

  • NEW YORK— Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May. Uber says it will offer a one-year membership in Experian's ProtectMyID Alert identity theft protection service to the drivers involved. Others include retailer Home Depot, health insurer Anthem and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 27- When Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz abandoned a policy of offering forward guidance on interest rates last year, he said telling traders explicitly what's going to happen can boost volatility as it spurs a rush for the exits when things change. "How fast the market is flip-flopping around on interest rates in Canada has been quite...

  • Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will step up enforcement. Google spokeswoman Katie Watson said the company does not disclose how many Blogger users it has nor how many of them would have been affected by...

  • Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    LONG BEACH, Calif.— Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. The situation underscores the frustrating complexity of the gasoline market in California, where state environmental regulations...

  • LOS ANGELES— Legendary martial arts star Bruce Lee is getting the official biopic treatment, daughter Shannon Lee announced Friday. Despite his untimely death in 1973 at age 32, Bruce Lee helped to create and popularize a genre that still endures and influences today with roles in films including "Fist of Fury,"'' Way of the Dragon, "and" Enter the Dragon.

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota's count fell by 11, Oklahoma lost nine, Louisiana seven, Texas six, New Mexico four, Colorado three and Wyoming two.

  • LOS ANGELES— In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco police say the crime occurred about 4 a.m. Friday at a store on California Street, causing $100,000 in damage to building. On Jan. 27, thieves smashed a stolen SUV through the front of a Wells Fargo museum in San...

  • Adults, as well as children of any age, will be enrolled in the study if they are admitted to Ebola treatment units in Liberia or are health care workers returning to the U.S. for treatment after being infected while serving in West Africa. That has happened to only two people— the nurses who treated patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled from Africa and died at a...

  • Feb 27- China's Lenovo Group Ltd on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo announced the offer to provide six-month subscriptions to Intel's McAfee LiveSafe on Friday as it also...

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    Nowhere is it evident that the U.S. Taco Co. is an outpost of a chain better known for cheesy gut bombs: Taco Bell. Major companies are testing whether it would pay to tuck away their world famous logos in favor of more hipster guises: PepsiCo, for instance, introduced a craft soda called Caleb's last year and McDonald's opened a cafe that lists lentils and eggplant on...

  • Isis beats Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:21 AM ET

    CARLSBAD, Calif. _ Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $31.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Analysts expected $82.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Western Asset Mortgage beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    PASADENA, Calif. _ Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $15.4 million. The Pasadena, California- based company said it had profit of 37 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share.

  • Granite Construction misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. _ Granite Construction Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $17 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Granite Construction shares have decreased 8 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Starwood Waypoint reports 4Q results Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif. _ Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Oakland, California- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $16.8 million, or 44 cents per share, in the period. The real estate investment trust, based in Oakland, California, posted revenue of $47.8...