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Friday, February 27, 2015

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Cuba sees on-island cigar sales doubling due to US rules on travel, small personal imports

Yesterday
Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

Investigators find 32,000 emails from former IRS official at heart of tea party scandal

Yesterday
Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal.

Judge orders $230,000 in damages for US Postal Service whistleblower who suffered retaliation

Yesterday
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for the retaliation he suffered when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns.

Los Angeles teachers, union heads rally in largest action yet amid stalled contract talks

Yesterday
Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday to demand higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.

Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Yesterday
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) flat ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) flat ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.1% ; Seoul (Kospi ) down 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex ) closed for holiday Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc. by Michael Kitchen

China Stocks Rise Further Ahead Of Legislative Meet

Yesterday
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks rose Friday morning, with investors looking ahead to the annual sessions of China's two key legislative bodies next week, with analysts expecting Communist Party leaders to unveil key policies to support the economy. by Laura He

Google To Invest $300 Million In SolarCity Project

Yesterday
Google Inc. is investing $300 million into a fund used by SolarCity Corp. to install residential solar-power units, reports said Thursday. by Michael Kitchen

Budget proposal could ground 2 search, rescue helicopters within Department of Public Safety

Yesterday
A budget proposal laid out Thursday could wind up grounding two search and rescue helicopters and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports.

Arkansas court says class-action status appropriate for lawsuit against tobacco company

Yesterday
The Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status.

House gives initial OK to new loan product pushed by payday lenders barred by 2008 law

Yesterday
The Arizona House gave initial approval Thursday to a bill allowing payday lenders to offer a new product after they were barred from operating in the state under a 2008 voter initiative.

Japan Stocks Edge Higher As Yen Softens

Yesterday
Japanese stocks inched their way to fresh gains early Friday, as the boost from a weaker yen outweighed any drag from mixed economic data released just ahead of the open. by Michael Kitchen

Australia Stocks Fall Amid Weak Banks, Poor Earnings

Yesterday
Australia's stocks slid lower in early Friday trading, with financials and energy names weighing on the market, along with a couple of weak earnings reports. by Michael Kitchen

TubeMogul Shares Plummet On Weak Sales Outlook

Yesterday
TubeMogul Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Thursday after the video advetising software company issued a weaker-than-expected forecast for the year. by Wallace Witkowski

Official: About 61,000 Ohioans poised to lose Medicaid benefits Saturday after renewal failure

Yesterday
Roughly 61,000 Ohioans in Medicaid are expected to lose their coverage this weekend after failing to take steps to renew their health benefits as required, the state's Medicaid director said Thursday.

Gov. Herbert against allowing state commission, not Legislature, to pick new prison site

Yesterday
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he's opposed to the idea of allowing a state commission to pick a location to build a new prison instead of leaving the decision with the Legislature.

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