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  • Homeland Security gets one-week funding lifeline Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    Republicans only narrowly manage to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Times reports.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • 3D Systems misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    ROCK HILL, S.C. _ 3 D Systems Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. 3 D Systems expects full-year earnings in the range of 90 cents to $1.10 per share, with revenue in the range of $850 million to $900 million.

  • Feb 26- South Carolina's Supreme Court ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay a penalty of $136 million, upholding a jury's finding that the drugmaker's Janssen unit had improperly marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks. A trial court had earlier ordered J&J to pay $327 million, but the Supreme Court more than halved that penalty, citing a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday fended off a stream of aggressive questions from Republican lawmakers who accused the central bank of making Democratic political causes a higher priority than its stewardship of the U.S. economy. Speaking in front of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, the normally...

  • $100M settlement for hundreds in Florida tobacco lawsuits Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    MIAMI— A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court. The tentative agreement announced Wednesday involves R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The deal resolves about 400 cases...

  • Pernix Therapeutics reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. _ Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its fourth quarter. Pernix Therapeutics expects full-year revenue of $230 million. Pernix Therapeutics shares have risen almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Ahead of a looming partial agency shutdown, the head of Homeland Security increased pressure on Congress to fully fund the department, warning that border control security and other counterterrorism efforts will "grind to a halt." Several insisted they could not accept the two-part strategy proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: a...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • Benefitfocus reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:33 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Benefitfocus Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $13.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 63 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Benefitfocus expects its results to range from a loss of 53 cents per share to a loss of 51 cents per share.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • "That's the stick we'll use to measure every candidate," said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. As an example, he cited the success of Wisconsin Gov. Walker survived a subsequent recall attempt and then won re-election, and lawmakers in Wisconsin are now pushing to pass right-to-work legislation that would limit the organizing power of private-sector unions.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— A special inspection is underway after damage to a nuclear reactor under construction in South Carolina, federal regulators said Monday. In a news release, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said its representatives are launching a special inspection this week at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, about 25 miles northwest of...

  • Feb 20- United Airlines has opened an internal investigation into its relationship with the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following a government probe, according to its annual filing on Friday. Media reports have said the government is probing whether United added direct flights from its Newark hub to an airport near a home of...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The prosecutors say the nation's largest electricity company engaged in unlawful dumping at coal-fired power plants in Eden, Moncure, Asheville, Goldsboro and Mt....

  • US to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The U.S. government will fine Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. $14,000 per day for failing to fully cooperate in a long-running investigation of faulty and potentially dangerous air bag inflators. He called Takata a "bad actor" and said the fines will grow each day it fails to comply with two special orders issued last year by the National Highway...

  • A direct flight between Newark and Columbia began while Samson was chairman of the Port Authority and ended days after he resigned last year. Degnan said he wouldn't comment on the Samson investigation while it was ongoing but said it would be illegal for any Port Authority commissioner to use his position for personal gain. The Port Authority, which runs area...

  • Scana misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    CAYCE, S.C. _ Scana Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $105 million. On a per-share basis, the Cayce, South Carolina- based company said it had profit of 73 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share.

  • COLLEYVILLE, Texas— A man was arrested in Florida for the Texas death of a 72- year-old housekeeper with a $1 million life insurance policy as part of a multistate investigation into a network of insurance scammers, Colleyville police said Thursday. Bernard Gorman, 26, faces a murder warrant in the scam to collect the benefits, accused of planning and assisting...

  • Denny's meets 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ Denny's Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 11 cents per share. Analysts expected $123.4 million, according to Zacks.