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  • What could McDonald's do to fix its business? Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4. McDonald's recently began testing an all-day breakfast...

  • McClatchy reports 1Q loss Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:24 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— McClatchy Co. on Friday reported a loss of $11.3 million in its first quarter. The Sacramento, California- based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. The media company and owner of The Kansas City Star posted revenue of $257.2 million in the period.

  • Pacific Mercantile reports 1Q loss Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    COSTA MESA, Calif. _ Pacific Mercantile Bancorp on Friday reported a loss of $85,000 in its first quarter. The bank, based in Costa Mesa, California, said it had a loss of 2 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • JMP reports 1Q loss Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ JMP Group Inc. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $1.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The San Francisco- based bank said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • EHealth reports 1Q loss Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ EHealth Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $2.1 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $46.2 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- New Zealand chef-turned-entrepreneur Chris Cullen seems to have hot sauce running in his veins, judging from the passionate way he speaks about one of America's hottest food trends. The expo is expected to draw thousands of "chili heads" paying between $10 and $100 each to sample a breathtaking array of a condiment that has gone from cult status...

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • MELBOURNE, April 24- Apple Inc managed to frustrate gadget lovers and investors desperate to find out the components of its new smartwatch on Friday, encasing its chips in tough resin and using rare screws to thwart people trying prise it apart. The iFixit team, which travelled from San Luis Obispo to Australia to get its hands on one of the first Apple Watch...

  • BYOB: It's brew your own beer at some colleges Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    When California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, fired up its gleaming new stainless steel brewery in December, it joined a small-but-growing number of colleges instructing students on how to produce high-quality craft beers. "To make the beer here and sell the beer here and have a cafe and have an educational component, we're the first to have put all...

  • Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven't ordered one yet will likely face a wait. Maxfield in Los Angeles is carrying the watch, along with boutique and department stores in Paris, London, Tokyo and Berlin and authorized resellers in China and Japan.

  • NEW YORK— Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Bloomberg News and The New York Times both said Thursday that Comcast is planning to drop its bid, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to...

  • TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple Inc's first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company's product rollouts. Buyers can take the smartwatch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, including The...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, U.S. court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • Google lavishes chairman with $109 million pay package Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received since 2011 when Google Inc. awarded him a bundle valued at $94 million at the time he relinquished the CEO's job to company co-founder Larry Page.

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, April 23- The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, court documents showed. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on criminal charges this week, and...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals lost two-thirds of their value in after-market trading after the company said its experimental eye pressure drug Rhopressa failed in a late-stage clinical trial. Aerie Pharmaceuticals has two drugs in clinical testing. Aerie Pharmaceuticals stock tumbled $23.92, or 67.6 percent, to $11.47 in late trading.

  • April 23- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. Sales at Starbucks shops open at least 13 months were up 7 percent in the Americas region for the fiscal second quarter ended March 29. Starbucks' Americas region, which...

  • Simpson Manufacturing misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif. _ Simpson Manufacturing Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $10.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Simpson Manufacturing shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.