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capitol-022715.jpg With little time to spare, the House voted late Friday to approve a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The House voted 357 to 60 in favor of the bill, which passed just two hours before the DHS was due to run out of funding at midnight.

capitol-022715.jpg While the Senate managed to pass a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the next eight months, the House failed to approve even a modest short-term extension.

wallstreet-111914_27Feb15.jpg After ending the previous session mixed, stocks moved mostly lower over the course of the trading day on Friday. Selling pressure was relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the markets.

Crudeoil-112114_27Feb15.jpg U.S. crude oil surged to end higher on Friday, after the dollar weakened against a basket of some major currencies on some mixed economic data with the final U.S. GDP report coming in better than expected. Nevertheless, the gains were capped amid signs that OPEC will continue production at current...

hyperloop-022715.jpg Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a start-up that has adopted Elon Musk's ambitious project of high-speed transportation system, plans to build a Hyperloop test track in California and completed as early as 2016. Hyperloop Test Technologies, a crowd-funded company, plans to take Musk's dream...

Gold-121514_27Feb15.jpg Gold futures ended higher for a third straight session on Friday, after the dollar trended lower against some major currencies and on some mixed economic data from the U.S., notwithstanding a better-than-expected U.S. GDP report fueling speculation of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve mid-year. Gold...

dresscolor-022715.jpg Colors have set the social media afire after an otherwise innocuous photo of a bodycon dress kept users guessing as to what hues permeate it. Opinions are divided, with some seeing the dress as white and gold, and others as blue and black. The photo was posted on Tumblr by a user called Swiked.

capitol-022715.jpg Just hours before a midnight deadline, the Senate voted Friday to approve legislation providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate voted 68 to 31 in favor of the bill, which funds the DHS through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30th.

gamestop-022715.jpg Spring Mobile, a unit of video game retailer GameStop Corp. (GME), on Wednesday won an auction for the right to take 163 leases over from bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. RadioShack said Spring Mobile has agreed to pay $15,000 for each store lease. GameStop has about two months to decide...

us-china-022715.jpg Fear of China seems to be fading among Americans, as they no longer consider China as their greatest enemy, according to a new poll. Only 12 percent of Americans see China as the greatest enemy of the U.S., according to a Gallup poll. That is down from 20 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2012. China...

FinancialTrouble-022715.jpg If we thought that Americans' financial situation has strongly rebounded after the Great Recession, a Pew survey shows that may not be the case.

Google-FlightsSearch-022715.jpg Internet giant Google Inc. (GOOGL, GOOG) has launched a new online flight search tool that makes it easy to find out the best flight deal. The tool dubbed "Google Flights" provides a calendar that one can scroll through and see the lowest fare highlighted for each day. One can also use the lowest...

wallstreet1-103112_27Feb15.jpg After ending the previous session mixed, stocks are turning in another lackluster performance during trading on Friday. The major averages have shown only modest moves on the day, lingering near the unchanged line.

Twitter-022715.jpg Trolling celebrities on Twitter has been a favorite pastime for many. But now, Twitter has announced new updates to deal with such trolls, just weeks after CEO Dick Costolo admitted that the micro-blogging site "sucks" when it comes to dealing with trolls. Twitter said it has improved the process...

Procter-Gamble-022715.jpg This consumer goods giant continues to divest unproductive products to significantly streamline and simplify its business and brand portfolio. The more focused portfolio is believed to be much simpler to manage, and will enable more resources and attention on the biggest opportunities, resulting in faster more profitable growth.

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