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  • Correction: Gamer Guys story Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— In a story Nov. 16 about three Florida men who made a career out of playing video games, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the vice president of marketing at the streaming company Twitch. His name is Matthew DiPietro, not Di Pietro. LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a...

  • 3 US guys find a career playing video games Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. When the 26- year-old ginger-haired Schill finishes his shift, he unplugs his game controller and his roommate, 29- year-old Adam Young, sinks into the sofa and plays until 1 a.m. Then...

  • UPDATE 1-Juno Therapeutics files for IPO Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Nov 17- Juno Therapeutics Inc, a biopharmaceutical company that is working on cancer treatments, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. Seattle- based Juno, which has raised more than $310 million in funding since April this year, counts venture capital firm ARCH Venture Fund VII LP as one of its major investors, with a stake of...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • 3 Florida guys find a career playing video games Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. When the 26- year-old ginger-haired Schill finishes his shift, he unplugs his game controller and his roommate, 29- year-old Adam Young, sinks into the sofa and plays until 1 a.m. Then...

  • Administration says HealthCare.gov working well Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers. The Congressional Budget Office has projected a total of 13 million enrolled for 2015, and some see the administration as trying to lower...

  • The decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit invalidating the patent owned by Ultramercial LLC confirmed the reach of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has placed a cloud over the soundness of many software patents. CLS Bank, the Supreme Court ruled that a basic idea- not normally eligible for a patent- does not become...

  • Microsoft surpasses Exxon as 2nd most valuable co. Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.. Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has worked to overcome its reputation as a clumsy behemoth struggling to keep up with new tech trends and consumer habits.

  • LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Ed Prokop, head of the Los Angeles Police Department division that watches over the grimly nicknamed "Shootin'...

  • Nordstrom profit, revenue up in 3Q Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    SEATTLE— SEATTLE— Nordstrom Inc. shares jumped in extended trading Thursday after the upscale department store operator reported improved fiscal third-quarter sales and profits. Nordstrom's revenue increased 8.9 percent to $3.14 billion, also beating Street forecasts. Nordstrom lowered its full-year earnings forecast to reflect the impact of its...

  • Vermont advocate groups push for carbon tax Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    BARRE, Vt.— A coalition of environmental, business and low-income advocates called Thursday for Vermont to adopt a carbon tax as a way to encourage emission reductions and to use the money both for energy efficiency and for tax cuts elsewhere. Among the speakers at the event held at the headquarters of the Capstone Community Action low-income service agency was...

  • What Iran nuclear talks mean for the price of oil Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in Vienna, July 13, 2014.

    The deadline for Iran's nuclear talks is Nov. 24. Oil traders and analysts are starting to prepare for the day after.

  • Morgan Stanley pushed murky China stock to market Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    In 2012, after spending millions of dollars vetting the firm, a Morgan Stanley investment arm paid $300 million for a stake in Tianhe and a seat on its board. When Tianhe went public in June, Morgan Stanley was one of three lead banks that helped it raise $654 million from investors, making the deal one of the largest Hong Kong IPOs this year. Then Hong Kong regulators...

  • Radiant Logistics beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Radiant Logistics Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Radiant Logistics expects its per-share earnings to range from 4 cents to 5 cents.

  • Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Agriculture Department officials said the modified wheat discovered in the Oregon field is the same strain as a genetically modified wheat that was designed to be herbicide-resistant and was...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The United States on Wednesday stepped up calls on European policymakers to do more to avoid a "lost decade" of low growth, saying steps taken by the European Central Bank may not be sufficient on their own. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave an unusually blunt assessment of what he thinks Europe needs to do, arguing that France and Italy...

  • Nov 12- Monsanto Co said on Wednesday it reached a settlement with U.S. wheat farmers who sued the seed company over market disruption after unapproved genetically engineered wheat was discovered growing without oversight in Oregon. Monsanto did not admit liability, but agreed to pay $250,000 to wheat growers' associations, including $100,000 to the...

  • Nov 12- A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to hold Occidental Petroleum Corp and a security contractor legally responsible for alleged complicity in a 1998 military bombing of a Colombian village that killed 17 people, including six children. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California said victims' families could not...

  • U.S. says world needs more demand for economic recovery Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The United States on Wednesday urged the world's policymakers to use available fiscal policy to boost demand in the short term and support the sluggish global economic recovery. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said, according to prepared remarks at the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Lew, speaking ahead of the meeting of the Group of Twenty...

  • Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    But now the wannabe city is Brooklyn. Ballard is the Brooklyn of Seattle. There's even a Brooklyn of Paris: the once-gritty suburb of Pantin.