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  • Opus Bank posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    IRVINE, Calif. _ Opus Bank on Monday reported net income of $11.1 million in its first quarter. Opus Bank shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Opus Bank, Earnings Report.

  • SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock. Applied Materials' shareholders were to own about 68 percent of the new company, with Tokyo Electron's holding about 32 percent. Applied Materials Inc., which is based in Santa Clara, California, said Monday that it had...

  • *Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron announce buybacks. TOKYO, April 27- U.S. firm Applied Materials Inc on Monday scrapped its $10 billion planned takeover of chip-making gear rival Tokyo Electron Ltd after the deal, a rare foreign bid for a Japanese firm, ran afoul of U.S. anti-trust regulators. Tokyo Electron said both companies gave up on the deal after more than...

  • LOS ANGELES— Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Los Angeles and Long Beach could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute. The results of a weekend vote from Teamsters are set to be revealed and could lead to a partial work stoppage at the ports, officials said. The drivers have been subjected to "persistent wage theft,"...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58. Los Angeles has the highest-priced gas in the Lower 48 states at $3.30 a gallon. The average price in California is up 17 cents, to $3.23.

  • Most of the campuses being shut are located in California. Earlier this month, the Department of Education fined Corinthian $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to students in its Heald College system. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell said in a statement on Sunday that the Department of Education will reach out to Corinthian students...

  • April 26- For-profit college operator Corinthian Colleges Inc said it will immediately shut down all its remaining campuses and cease substantially all other operations. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education fined Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to students in it Heald College system.

  • Why Apple may be flying too close to the sun Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Apple's market capitalization is greater than any other company's. Yet the consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the United States rose about 5 percent in the past two weeks to $2.58 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The lowest-price gasoline in the survey area of the 48 contiguous U.S. states was in Tucson, Arizona, at $2.20 per gallon. The highest price was in Los Angeles, at $3.30...

  • *UK faces election on May 7. LONDON, April 26- Britain's Labour Party on Sunday ruled out a post-election deal with Scottish nationalists after Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said such a tie-up could spark the biggest constitutional crisis since the 1936 abdication of the king. With Labour and the Conservatives level in most polls and neither on...

  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif.— "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits. "We wanted it to have a little more soul to it," said game director Dan Bunting after a recent demonstration. "With co-op players, they can be in multiple places," said campaign director Jason Blundell. "

  • LONDON— There is still time to save lives— that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. They will use military...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 26- Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The Lionsgate/Lakeshore release had been projected to pull in $12 million and cost $30 million to produce. Reviews for "Age of Adaline" were mixed, but the picture still managed to secure a third-place finish primarily by appealing to females, who comprised...

  • Box Office: 'Furious 7' Races Past 'Age of Adaline' Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 26- Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The Lionsgate/Lakeshore release had been projected to pull in $12 million and cost $30 million to produce. Despite pot shots from Seth MacFarlane, Sony's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" held up better than many analysts projected, finishing second in its sophomore...

  • VAN HORN, Texas— An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st- century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart. The presence of Blue Origin, LLC, the brainchild of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, barely registers in nearby Van...

  • Obama takes aim at Trump at Correspondents' Dinner Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    The presidents translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama roasted himself, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    As public pressure mounts nationally against antibiotics, Oregon legislators are debating whether to curtail their use in agriculture. If the legislation passes, Oregon would be the first in the nation to mandate stricter rules on livestock antibiotics. Proponents of Oregon's bill say that's inadequate, because the move still allows operators to...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • *Greece's Varoufakis mainly alone, skips gala dinner. Greece's Yanis Varoufakis had other dinner plans, he said, after a bruising first day of meetings in Riga that underlined his isolation as he tries to avert national bankruptcy. While other ministers were feted by their entourages with food and warm clothing during the meeting in Riga, Varoufakis was seen...

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said.