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Case-Shiller Index: U.S. Home Prices Flat In February

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Home prices in 20 cities across the U.S. continued to rise at a slower rate for the year ending February as the housing market shows signs of cooling. The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index of property values increased 12.9 percent from February 2013, the smallest 12-month gain, after registering […]

Lockheed Gets Production Order For Patriot Missile Modification

DALLAS, April 28 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a first production order from the U.S. Army for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement. The PAC-3 MSE, an anti-missile missile, features a larger, more powerful dual-pulse motor for added thrust for range and altitude, along with larger fins and other structural modifications for enhanced […]

Government, Industry Experts To Discuss Biometrics

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) — Government and industry experts on analytics-based biometric systems and technologies will discuss in June the needs and challenges in the biometric arena. Technology Training Corporation, a California-based company that organizes symposiums and training, said the discussions will be held in Arlington, Va., at the 3rd Symposium on Biometrics Systems […]

AOL Looks Into Data Breach, Says User Data Compromised

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) — AOL has asked millions of users to change their passwords and security questions after confirming a cyber attack affecting a small portion of its users. AOL released a statement Monday that said the breach “involved unauthorized access to AOL’s network and systems,” giving the hackers access to mail addresses, […]

BAE To Continue Servicing Cruisers, Destroyers At Pearl Harbor

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28 (UPI) — U.S. Navy destroyers and cruisers, homeported or visiting Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, are to receive maintenance, repair and modernization services from BAE Systems. The work will be performed under a multi-ship, multi-option contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command that continues services performed by BAE Systems at Pearl Harbor […]

Pfizer Confirms $100 Billion Bid For AstraZeneca

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) — Pfizer has contacted AstraZeneca to buy the company in a multibillion dollar deal, the second such attempt after the latter rejected a roughly $100 billion offer in January. News of the offer saw AstraZeneca stocks rise sharply, at the same time Pfizer’s share were up 2.7 percent around 12:30 p.m. […]

Math Error Halts Bank Of America’s Stock Buy Back And Dividend Increase

WILMINGTON, Del., April 28 (UPI) — Bank of America has had to halt its proposed stock buy back and dividend increase because of a math error in its stress test submission to the Federal Reserve. The bank will have to hold off its proposed plans after it discovered an error in the way it calculated […]

Microsoft Reveals New Zero-day Vulnerability Affecting Internet Explorer

REDMOND, Wash., April 28 (UPI) — Microsoft confirmed Saturday that a new security vulnerability was affecting all versions of Internet Explorer by allowing “limited, targeted attacks.” Microsoft said it was investigating the security glitch, which allowed for remote code execution, and affected all versions of Internet Explorer — IE 6 through 11. Currently versions 9, […]

U.S. Existing Home Sales Fall, Hit 18-Month Low

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Existing home sales in the U.S. dipped slightly in March, falling for the third straight month and bringing their volumes to lowest levels since July 2012. Sales of existing, pre-owned homes — which account for the bulk of the housing market — fell 0.2 percent in March, nearing its slowest pace in […]

Michaels Says Security Breach Affected Nearly 3 Million Payment Cards

IRVING, Texas (UPI) — Michaels, the crafts chain, confirmed Thursday a security breach that lasted eight months, affecting nearly 3 million customers. The confirmation comes three months after the store said it had learned of a possible breach. The nation’s largest crafts store has been investigating the breach. Micheals said nearly 3 million customers’ information […]

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