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  • NEW YORK, May 27- Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California- based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401 plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement. To hang onto those investors- and find others- Financial Engines is planning to go up against other so-called "robo-advisers," companies that use...

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:58 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The man who led Pacific Gas& Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said the board of directors is likely to discuss a replacement plan before Johns' last day December 31. In 2010, a natural gas pipeline explosion rocked San Bruno, a suburb...

  • SAN DIEGO— San Diego's dominant newspaper on Tuesday announced the layoffs of nearly a third of its 600 employees after it was acquired last week for $85 million by Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing. "When the two companies announced that they were coming together, we said at the time there were going to be some synergies, and unfortunately for a lot of...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. Michael Ziccardi, a veterinarian from the University of California, Davis,...

  • The plane was inspected and its passengers' luggage was screened as EVA Air Flight 12 sat on the tarmac at the airport, but there was no evidence of a threat, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. The FBI, airport police and the Los Angeles police bomb squad jointly investigated the threat, which came by telephone. In one case, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif.— TiVo Inc. attracted another 285,000 subscribers to its digital video recording technology during its fiscal first quarter, helping propel the company to a performance that exceeded analysts' projections. The results announced Tuesday lifted TiVo's slumping stock by more than 4 percent in extended trading. TiVo also announced it is buying...

  • Workday slumps in late trading following 1Q results Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    Analysts expected Workday to take a loss of 8 cents per share on $244.7 million in revenue, according to Zacks Investment Research. The Pleasanton, California- based company is forecasting $270 million to $274 million in revenue in the second quarter, and raised its full-year forecasts slightly, to a range of $1.13 billion to $1.15 billion in revenue.

  • Nimble Storage reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Nimble Storage Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $29 million in its fiscal first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, Nimble Storage expects its results to range from a loss of 12 cents per share to a loss of 11 cents per share. Nimble Storage shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.1 pct, Charter up 2.7 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc's $56 billion bid to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. The transaction faces a close review from the...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- A second sea lion rescued from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara has died at SeaWorld San Diego, where veterinarians are still caring for 15 surviving marine mammals brought in for treatment, a spokesman said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, 15 oil-contaminated California sea lions and two elephant seals had been brought...

  • Abbvie completes $21 billion buyout of Pharmacyclics Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Abbvie has completed its $21 billion buyout of Pharmacyclics. The buyout adds another major revenue producer to Abbvie's portfolio, which already includes the world's top-selling drug, Humira. Pharmacyclics Inc. will become a subsidiary of Abbvie and operate from its Sunnyvale, California headquarters.

  • MILAN, May 26- An Italian court on Tuesday banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber, in another setback for the fast-growing U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button. The court in Italy's business capital Milan said the Uber POP service, which links private drivers with passengers through an...

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    The Amtrak engineer, Brendan Bostian, suffered a head injury in the accident in Philadelphia and has told investigators he can't remember what happened. Northeast Regional train 188 accelerated to a speed of 106 miles per hour in the last minute before entering a curve where it derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board has been recommending that the...

  • Hot Topic buying Geeknet for about $117.3 million Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    Hot Topic Inc. will pay $17.50 per Geeknet share. Shares of Geeknet Inc., which is based in Fairfax, Virginia, more than doubled, rising $9.19 to $17.09 on morning trading Tuesday. Geeknet will become a Hot Topic subsidiary.

  • Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. of Canada agreed to recall nearly 7,100 Spyder RT motorcycles globally from the 2013 model year. It also agreed to re-notify owners of motorcycles from 2008 through 2012 that were recalled in 2012 for problems that could cause fires, according to documents posted Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • COLUMN-Driving is making a comeback in the US: Kemp Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    LONDON, May 26- California motorists consumed an extra 34,500 barrels of gasoline every day in February compared with the same month last year, state tax records show. California drivers filled their cars with 1.148 billion gallons of gasoline in February, about 40.5 million gallons more than in February 2014, an increase of almost 3.7 percent.

  • Italian court bans unlicensed taxi services like Uber Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    MILAN, May 26- An Italian court on Tuesday banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber, in another setback for the fast-growing U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button. The court in Italy's business capital Milan said the Uber POP service, which links private drivers with passengers through an...