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  • See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Spa treatments don't stop with people. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr, a San Francisco dog massage therapist. Pet owners spent $4.4 billion last year on "other services," a category that includes grooming, training and services such as massage, according to the American Pet Products Association, which tracks...

  • Bitcoin exchange Kraken to help in Mt. Gox bankruptcy Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 26- U.S. bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc said on Wednesday it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo- based Mt. Gox's Tokyo- court appointed trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi with investigating where the missing bitcoins are, along with eventually redistributing any found to creditors as part of a liquidation.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged that the big-ticket items on their agenda— such as increasing the number of high-tech visas available for foreign workers— could only be done by Congress. There's just not an opportunity for the administration to deliver the moon for us— that's a...

  • Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington- to- Boston corridor. Numerous auto accidents were reported across the Northeast, where by midafternoon the line...

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 26- Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, one of the world's most wanted cyber fugitives, says his nearly three-year fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges has left him broke. Dotcom, the New Zealand resident who once flaunted a fleet of vintage cars, a fully staffed rented mansion and globe-trotting holidays,...

  • AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    The stricter standard makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White House and one of his first environmental actions as president: reversing a decision by President George W. Bush to set a limit weaker than scientists advised. The initial range of 60 to 70 parts per billion proposed by the EPA in January 2010 would make...

  • CBS, Dish extend deadline to negotiate new contract Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:23 PM ET

    Nov 25- CBS Corp and satellite operator Dish Network avoided a blackout of CBS TV shows and its heavily watched Thanksgiving Day NFL game as the two sides agreed to extend the deadline into next week in order to hash out the details of a new contract. On Nov. 21, Dish Network Corp and Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting unit "mutually decided" to restore CNN, the...

  • QAD Inc. posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ QAD Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $5.1 million in its fiscal third quarter. QAD Inc. expects full-year earnings to be 78 cents per share, with revenue expected to be $291 million. QAD Inc. shares have risen 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TiVo misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ TiVo Inc. on Tuesday reported earnings of $6.3 million in its fiscal third quarter. Analysts expected $115.2 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in January, TiVo said it expects revenue in the range of $87 million to $90 million.

  • Simulations Plus posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    LANCASTER, Calif. _ Simulations Plus Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $223,000, or 1 cent per share, in its fiscal fourth quarter. The company, based in Lancaster, California, posted revenue of $2 million in the period. Simulations Plus shares have climbed 28 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Arrowhead Research misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    PASADENA, Calif. _ Arrowhead Research Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $22.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 25 cents per share. Arrowhead Research shares have dropped 46 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Infoblox reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Infoblox Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $10.2 million. Analysts expected $64.2 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in January, Infoblox expects its per-share earnings to range from 4 cents to 5 cents.

  • Cubic tops Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO _ Cubic Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $32.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Analysts expected $394.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • AeroVironment misses Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    MONROVIA, Calif. _ AeroVironment Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. AeroVironment expects full-year revenue in the range of $250 million to $270 million.

  • HP beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    PALO ALTO, Calif. _ Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday reported earnings of $1.33 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share. Analysts expected $28.84 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Veeva beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif. _ Veeva Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.3 million. For the current quarter ending in January, Veeva expects its per-share earnings to range from 8 cents to 9 cents. Veeva expects full-year earnings in the range of 33 cents to 34 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $310.7 million to $311.7 million.

  • HP earnings show continued struggle Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hewlett-Packard Co.' s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the pioneering Silicon Valley company in two. For the August-October fiscal quarter, HP reported net income of $1.3 billion, or 70 cents a...

  • Lawmakers target Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk fee Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Two California lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to block a possible sidewalk toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. Assemblymen Phil Ting and Marc Levine said at a news conference Tuesday that a sidewalk toll would be the wrong message to send when officials are trying to cut greenhouse gas pollution and encourage people to walk and bike.

  • Iowa posts record egg production as demand soars Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— The egg is on a roll. "A lot of it has to do with quick service restaurants offering breakfast now and many of them include egg whites and some whole eggs in their breakfasts," said Maro Ibarburu, associate scientist and business analyst at the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University. Adopting similar strategies have been Dunkin' Donuts, with its...

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Some of the plastic piece stuck to the print tray, said NASA spokesman Dan Huot. About 20 objects will be printed in the next few weeks, all for return to Earth for analysis, NASA said. The newly created, rectangular faceplate— considered functional by the company— includes the Made in Space name, as well as NASA's.