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  • Core-Mark beats 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. _ Core-Mark Holding Co. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $14.6 million. Core-Mark expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.26 to $2.33 per share, with revenue in the range of $10.7 billion to $11 billion. Core-Mark shares have increased 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Aruba, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., makes wi-fi networking systems for shopping malls, corporate campuses, hotels and universities. HP is paying $24.67 in cash for each Aruba share.

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *HP to buy Aruba Networks. At 9:45 a.m., data will be released on the manufacturing sector by financial data firm Markit, following shortly afterwards by the Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector at 10:00 a.m..

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Cardinal Health is offering to buy a unit of Johnson& Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion. Johnson& Johnson's Cordis business, which is based in Fremont, California, had 2014 revenue of about $780 million. Cordis has operations in more than 50 countries, including China, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, the U.K. and Brazil.

  • Portola Pharmaceuticals posts 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. _ Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $39.3 million in its fourth quarter. Portola Pharmaceuticals shares have increased 34 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Earnings Report.

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *HP to buy Aruba Networks. At 9:45 a.m., data will be released on the manufacturing sector by financial data firm Markit, following shortly afterwards by the Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector at 10:00 a.m..

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Lumber Liquidators are sliding in Monday premarket trading following a report on "60 Minutes" that the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes" report, which aired on CBS on Sunday, said that Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring made in China contains high levels of...

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *Investors will also eye data on the manufacturing sector, with financial data firm Markit final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index expected at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m..

  • LOS ANGELES— PacWest Bancorp is buying Square 1 Financial in a deal valued at about $789 million. Square 1 Financial Inc., based in Durham, North Carolina, is the parent company of Square 1 Bank, and had one banking office in Durham and 12 U.S. loan production offices. Square 1 Bank will merge with Pacific Western Bank, a Los Angeles subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Workers accusing Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries will try on Monday to win approval of a $415 million settlement from a U.S. judge who rejected an earlier deal as too low. The plaintiffs alleged that Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems Inc agreed to avoid poaching each...

  • Pattern Energy reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Pattern Energy Group Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $43.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Pattern Energy shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. In a recent survey of more than 900 contractors by Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent said they were having trouble filling craft positions. Given the amount of building going on, "it's going to be interesting because we're going to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. Google is renowned for going out on a technological limb, but even this project made the company...

  • WASHINGTON— With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote Monday and Democrats are expected to block an attempt to establish negotiations...

  • JUPITER, Florida, March 2- In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," comparable to Walt Disney World's arrival in...

  • The scopes were linked to the exposure of 179 patients to drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles and may have contributed to two deaths. In early 2014, following a superbug outbreak at a hospital in Illinois, the FDA asked Fujifilm Holdings Corp, Olympus Corp and Pentax, which make the devices, to submit their test results...

  • CHICAGO— U.S. parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The researchers surveyed 534 doctors by email or regular mail in 2012. Participants were doctors who are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of...

  • March 1- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes." CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New...

  • March 1- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring containing levels of formaldehyde that were higher than those permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes". CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida,...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, March 2- More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers through his doors. The increase in the number of wealthy Chinese gamblers fleeing Macau amid Beijing's...