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  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening lower after the government reported that U.S. economic growth slowed at the end of last year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,335 as of 9:32 a.m. Eastern time Friday. Before the U.S. market opened, the Commerce Department said that the U.S. economy expanded at a 2.6 percent rate in the...

  • Lakeland Bancorp posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    OAK RIDGE, N.J. _ Lakeland Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.9 million. Lakeland Bancorp shares have declined 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lakeland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron shares down 1 percent after reporting a 30 percent drop in quarterly earnings. The headline number was "well below consensus expectations and that is definitely one of the data points that many bulls were...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.6 percent annual pace after the third quarter's spectacular 5 percent rate, the Commerce Department said in its first fourth-quarter...

  • TriCo tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    CHICO, Calif. _ TriCo Bancshares on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Analysts expected $46 million, according to Zacks.

  • *Half of the assets on sale are in North America. *North Sea could prove a hard sell. LONDON, Jan 30- With more than $110 billion of oil and gas assets on the block as companies big and small count the cost of the collapse in oil prices, it is now a question of who will blink first to set the M&A scramble in motion.

  • RIVERHEAD, N.Y.— A New York man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for a land investment fraud that cheated clients out of their retirement savings. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota says Paul White of Huntington, New York got a sentence of 21 to 63 years Thursday. White claimed to be a financial adviser operating under the name of Professional...

  • OFG posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ OFG Bancorp on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $20.6 million. The San Juan, Puerto Rico- based bank said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 36 cents per share.

  • VIENNA, Jan 30- The United States looks set to succeed in watering down a proposal for tougher legal standards aimed at boosting global nuclear safety, according to senior diplomats. Diplomatic wrangling will come to a head at a 77- nation meeting in Vienna next month that threatens to expose divisions over required safety standards and the cost of meeting them,...

  • West Bancorp posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa _ West Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.8 million. West Bancorp shares have dropped roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: West Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Monarch Financial posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. _ Monarch Financial Holdings Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.7 million. Monarch Financial shares have dropped nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Monarch Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Chevron beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    SAN RAMON, Calif. _ Chevron Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.47 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.67 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Berry Plastics tops 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. _ Berry Plastics Group Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $13 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Berry Plastics shares have increased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Franklin Resources misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    SAN MATEO, Calif. _ Franklin Resources Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $566.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Franklin Resources shares have declined roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined...

  • WASHINGTON— Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and benefits, rose 2.2 percent in 2014, up from 2 percent the previous year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen considers rising wages a...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said Friday the overall economy grew at a 2.6 percent rate in the October-December period, down from sizzling gains of 4.6 percent in the second quarter and 5 percent in the third quarter.

  • Moog posts 1Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    EAST AURORA, N.Y. _ Moog Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $35.3 million. Moog expects full-year earnings to be $3.85 to $3.95 per share, with revenue expected to be $2.57 billion. Moog shares have increased 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Provident Financial meets 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ Provident Financial Services Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $21.2 million. The Jersey City, New Jersey- based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 34 cents per share.

  • Paccar beats Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Paccar Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $394.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Paccar shares have declined nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined roughly 2 percent.

  • MasterCard tops Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    PURCHASE, N.Y.— MasterCard Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $801 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. MasterCard shares have fallen 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased nearly 2 percent.