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  • NEW YORK— The huge snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday had some small companies hunkering down and others coping with a spike in business. Many of the trips his Freehold, New Jersey- based company, Concorde Worldwide, makes are to airports, but more than 7,000 flights have been canceled through Wednesday, including those to nearby Newark Liberty...

  • LOS ANGELES— A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections— 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

  • The SEC approved it in a split vote, with the agency's two Republican commissioners dissenting over concerns it might create a windfall for class action attorneys. One researcher at Emory University found that of all the fair funds ever created by the SEC to compensate insider-trading victims, this will be the largest in history. The creation of the fund comes...

  • Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The pink mustache is out. At the San Francisco headquarters on Monday night, the company, which operates all over the country, will have 300 Lyft drivers replace the old pink mustache with the new "glowstache." Lyft's co-founder, John Zimmer, will also share statistics about how Lyft has benefited the San Francisco economy and give insight on what's in...

  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday. "This has been a major topic of conversation for a few weeks, and with this tentative agreement, the hope is we can...

  • Informatica shares closed $2.61 higher on Monday, up 6.8 percent, at $41.04 per share. Informatica, which is based in Redwood City, California, competes in the middleware software market with Tibco, a company that went private in September in a $4.3 billion sale to Vista Equity. It has pushed for changes or a sale at enterprise technology companies such as EMC Corp,...

  • Sanmina beats 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Sanmina Corp. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $22.7 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Sanmina expects its per-share earnings to range from 50 cents to 55 cents. Sanmina shares have declined almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Pericom posts 2Q profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ Pericom Semiconductor Corp. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $3.7 million. The Milpitas, California- based company said it had profit of 16 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Pericom said it expects revenue in the range of $31.5 million to $33.5 million.

  • Wilshire posts 4Q profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ Wilshire Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $16.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Analysts expected $47 million, according to Zacks.

  • UPDATE 1-Ocwen calls investor claims baseless Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    Jan 26- Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Group said on Monday a group of investors had no basis for claiming it failed to live up to its agreements to collect payments on $82 billion worth of home loans. Investors including BlackRock, Metlife and Pimco sent a notice of non-performance to the company and trustees for 119 residential mortgage-backed...

  • BBCN Bancorp tops 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ BBCN Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $22.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. BBCN Bancorp shares have declined slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rambus beats 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Rambus Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $7.8 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 6 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Rambus said it expects revenue in the range of $70 million to $75...

  • Ocwen and Mattel are big market movers Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Ocwen Financial Corp., up 56 cents to $6.91. HCA Holdings Inc., up $4.36 to $73.

  • Plantronics misses 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. _ Plantronics Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $30.4 million. Analysts expected $225.6 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, Plantronics expects its per-share earnings to range from 67 cents to 75 cents.

  • Microsoft earnings report doesn't excite market Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Big jumps in sales of its Surface tablets, cloud computing software and Lumia smartphones drove Microsoft's quarterly revenue above expectations, as CEO Satya Nadella continues to steer toward the mobile gadget market and shift Microsoft away from its traditional focus on the PC. Revenue from cloud computing products, in which businesses pay...

  • Most major U.S. carriers said they would allow passengers ticketed to, from or through the Northeast on Monday or Tuesday to change their plans without getting hit by a reservation-change fee, typically $200. Home Depot said it's seeing high demand for shovels, salt, snow throwers and other suppliers throughout the mid-Atlantic up through New England.

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally on merger deal. *D.R. Horton up after results, lifting homebuilders. "There was a lot of trepidation in the market going into the Greek election... but by this morning the Syriza win was priced into the market already," said Robert Francello, head of equity trading for Apex Capital in San Francisco.

  • Jan 26- Activist investor Elliott Management disclosed an 8 percent stake in enterprise software maker Informatica Corp in a filing on Monday and may push for the company to be sold, according to a person familiar with the matter. Informatica, which is based in Redwood City, California, competes in the middleware software space with Tibco, a company that went...

  • The Navy SEAL marksman drama starring Bradley Cooper stayed in first place in its second weekend in wide release, earning $64.6 million. 1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $64,628,304, 3,705 locations, $17,444 average, $200,400,417, 5 weeks. 2. "The Boy Next Door," Universal, $14,910,105, 2,602 locations, $5,730 average, $14,910,105, 1 week.

  • U.S. bitcoin exchange makes debut Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 26- Bitcoin payments processor Coinbase on Monday opened a regulated exchange in the United States for trading the virtual currency, the company said. Launched just days after Coinbase raised $75 million from blue-chip financial institutions such as the New York Stock Exchange, the Coinbase Exchange was meant to help stabilize the bitcoin...