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  • More than 170 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California at Los Angeles hospital system, UCLA officials said. The UCLA hospital system said an internal investigation determined in late January that CRE may have been...

  • U.S. officials are lobbying lawmakers to support legislation allowing the White House to submit trade deals to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, without amendments, in exchange for setting negotiating goals. "I think there's still work that needs to be done to make sure that people are comfortable in knowing there's adequate transparency, and understanding and...

  • US port fight ruins Lunar New Year Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    Ben Tan, whose shop, Harmony Gift Center, has less than a third of its normal stock, in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Feb. 19, 2015.

    Items for the start of Chinese New Year celebrations were in short supply in the US, an example of the fallout from the gridlock at seaports.

  • The 179 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California, Los Angeles, hospital system, UCLA officials said. "The two scopes involved with the infection were immediately removed, and UCLA is now utilizing a decontamination process...

  • UCLA is offering those patients free home testing kits that it will later analyze. UCLA said the bacteria might have spread during procedures that used a specialized endoscope inserted down the throat to diagnose and treat pancreas and bile duct diseases. The Los Angeles Times reported that the outbreak occurred at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez met contract negotiators for shipping companies and the dockworkers' union in San Francisco on Tuesday, urging them to settle a dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at West Coast ports. Perez was sent to California by President Barack Obama, who has come under mounting pressure to intervene in...

  • Feb 17- Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to $19 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. The latest valuation is a massive increase for the company, which Facebook Inc offered to buy for $3 billion in late 2013. Snapchat's...

  • US official overseeing West Coast port talks Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    West Coast seaports that were all but shut over the holiday weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening, the AP reports.

  • Feb 12- Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc's quarterly revenue and profit handily beat market estimates as newer games such as "Candy Crush Soda Saga" more than made up for declining popularity of older titles. King Digital, whose shares jumped 18 percent in extended trading on Thursday, also said it would buy Seattle- based game developer Z2Live...

  • Stelia Aerospace considering U.S. production facility Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Feb 12- Stelia Aerospace, a large maker of commercial aircraft structures and components, is considering putting a production facility in the United States to be closer to customers and increase its purchases in dollars, a senior executive said on Thursday. Stelia, formed last month from the merger of Airbus subsidiaries Aerolia and Sogerma, is...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- "Excessive oil and gas loan concentrations have been a key factor in the failure of some banks during periods of steep price declines," the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency notes with bureaucratic understatement in its handbook for U.S. bank examiners. The agency supervised the infamous Penn Square Bank in Oklahoma City, which was declared...

  • TREASURIES-Prices turn lower on possible Greek agreement Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices reversed early gains and turned lower on Wednesday after a news report that Greece had reached an agreement in principle with euro zone countries over its finances. CNBC reported late on Wednesday that an agreement in principle between Greece and other euro zone governments was in place. But two official sources told Reuters that, while...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The closing of the sale on Wednesday of New York's famed Waldorf Astoria hotel to China's Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd for $1.95 billion marks the tip of an unprecedented wave of Chinese investment pouring into U.S. hotels. Investment from mainland China into U.S. hotels is expected to be about $5.1 billion this year, or triple the amount over the...

  • TREASURIES-Long maturities get lift from U.S. debt sale Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Long-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Wednesday, getting a boost from a well-received $24 billion auction of new 10- year notes that drew heavy foreign buying. The 30- year long bond rose 10/ 32 to yield 2.56 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Feb 10- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc will scoop up bankrupt cancer vaccine maker Dendreon Corp, after no additional qualified bids came forward by Tuesday's deadline, Valeant said. Valeant, of Laval, Quebec, will get Seattle- based Dendreon's Provenge cancer treatment and other assets for $400 million in cash. Dendreon and Valeant will seek court...

  • You will never believe who invented the Frappuccino Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Kenny G performs at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz took Kenny G's advice to jazz up his coffee selection. The TODAY show reports.

  • Feb 10- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc appears poised to scoop up bankrupt cancer vaccine maker Dendreon Corp after another potential buyer dropped from the bidding process, three sources close to the sale told Reuters. Valeant, of Laval, Quebec, has agreed to pay $400 million for the assets of Seattle- based Dendreon, best known for its Provenge...

  • Valeant, of Laval, Quebec, has agreed to pay $400 million for the assets of Seattle- based Dendreon, best known for its Provenge cancer treatment.

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra's strategy of rebuilding the Cadillac brand has run into twin roadblocks: the carmaker can't persuade enough American sedan buyers to switch from foreign competitors such as BMW or Mercedes, and it can't make enough of its Escalade SUVs to satisfy domestic demand. At Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC in...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 9- U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend, citing chronic cargo backups that shippers and dockworkers have blamed on each other during months of labor tensions. But a planned resumption of federally mediated contract talks was pushed back...