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  • NEW YORK _ Ark Restaurants Corp. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $321,000. Ark Restaurants shares have fallen 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Ark Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • That's what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. "We're not backing off," said Greg Whalen, a military veteran from Las Vegas who supports the Bundy ranching family that led the occupation. State lawmakers, notably in Utah, are considering...

  • NAUGATUCK, Conn. _ Eastern Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.7 million. The Naugatuck, Connecticut- based company said it had net income of 28 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $5.7 million, or 92 cents per share.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.3 percent decline in December. "The upbeat retail numbers provided a rebound and the fear-trade we saw all week seems to have moved on for now," said Kathy Jones, chief fixed...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- A recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said this week it was still too soon for the central bank to change its view that rate hikes are needed, a position supported by a still-robust pace...

  • NEW YORK— What are Facebook's rules for posting nude images? The question is at the forefront again after a French court ruled Friday that a French art teacher can sue the social media service after it suspended his Facebook account. The latest community-standards policy, from March 2015, says Facebook restricts photos of genitals or fully exposed buttocks, as...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of the Pandora Media plummeted Friday, a day after the Internet radio company reported fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street expectations. With that service, Pandora faces increasing competition for users from Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, said BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield in a note to...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.

  • LOS ANGELES— A utility company got control of a leaking well that spewed natural gas for nearly four months and uprooted thousands of Los Angeles residents. Southern California Gas Co. reported in October that gas was leaking from a storage well at its Aliso Canyon facility. The leak occurred in a well drilled in 1953 to pump oil from beneath the Santa Susana...

  • *U.S. oil settles up 12 pct on renewed talk of OPEC cut. U.S.-listed shares of Deutsche Bank were up 11.3 percent at $17.27, while the S&P financial index rallied 3.8 percent. "Europe was strong, especially the banks, and that appeared to have some positive carryover effect on banking stocks here in the U.S.," said John Carey, portfolio manager at Pioneer Investment...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- The Bank of Japan designed its new negative interest rates to avoid hurting bank profits, and the recent drop in bank stocks is "overdone," the BOJ's deputy governor said on Friday in what amounted to a defense of last month's shock policy decision. Hiroshi Nakaso, seeking to explain the move to bankers and investors in New York, said that while a key...

  • Atlantic City casino revenue in January 2016, compared to January 2015:. Tropicana: $24 million, up 6.6 percent. Trump Taj Mahal: $12.4 million, up 2.3 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market...

  • Volkswagen AG is recalling about 850,000 Audi and VW vehicles in the U.S. from model years 2006 to 2014. The letter said most VW and Audi vehicles have air bag inflators made at Takata's factory in Freiberg, Germany, which have not experienced failures like those made in the U.S. and Mexico. But in the EPA case at least, it's likely to bring millions of dollars in fines...

  • "Clearly we're in the sweet spot with respect to trucks and SUVs and crossover vehicles right now and it's showing in our schedules and will show in our sales going forward," said American Axle Chief Executive David Dauch, in a conference call with industry analysts. By Friday afternoon, American Axle shares were up 22.7 percent at $14.42, after hitting $14.48...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. The FCC's deadline for interested bidders to file applications to participate in the auction ended on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang, but also to the...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The latest on Montana officials giving only partial approval to a $500 million silver and copper mine proposed near the Idaho border.:. Developers of a $500 million silver and copper mine beneath a wilderness area near the Montana- Idaho border say the conditional approval granted to the project is sufficient for it to proceed.

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve of New York releases its February survey of manufacturers, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases...

  • NEW YORK— Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say a Florida man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison after admitting he defrauded over 70 investors of $3.3 million. Attorney Robert Capers announced Friday that the sentencing of 54- year-old Cecil Speight of West Palm Beach had occurred late Wednesday. Judge Roslynn Mauskopf also ordered him to pay $3.3...