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  • Hudson River PCB dredging winding down for year Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    The EPA believes the dredging will clean the river of PCB contamination and eventually make the fish safe to eat. "We're already seeing how the cleanup is changing the outlook for Hudson River communities that have been burdened with a toxic legacy for decades," EPA regional administrator Judith Enck said in a statement. Fairfield, Connecticut- based General...

  • WWE posts 3Q loss Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.9 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Stamford, Connecticut- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • RBC Bearings tops 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    OXFORD, Conn. _ RBC Bearings Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $13.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Analysts expected $112.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Pitney Bowes posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ Pitney Bowes Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $136.9 million in its third quarter. Pitney Bowes expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.85 to $1.92 per share. Pitney Bowes shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 7 percent.

  • NYC health dept disputes report Ebola doc lied Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Dr. Craig Spencer is at Bellevue Hospital in New York undergoing treatment for Ebola.

    New York City's health department said a doctor being treated for Ebola "cooperated fully" with officials, dismissing a report that he initially lied.

  • Harman tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ Harman International Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $83 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Analysts expected $1.35 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Cigna beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    BLOOMFIELD, Conn.— Health insurer Cigna Corp. topped Wall Street expectations with its third-quarter earnings report and raised its forecast for 2014.. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.81 per share. Cigna now expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.25 to $7.45 per share.

  • State backs FuelCell Energy project with $20M Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    DANBURY, Conn.— Connecticut is helping FuelCell Energy Inc. expand its Torrington manufacturing facility with $20 million in loans and tax credits. The state Department of Economic and Community Development will lend $10 million at 2 percent interest for 15 years for each phase of the project as FuelCell reaches employment and revenue targets.

  • Terex misses Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WESTPORT, Conn. _ Terex Corp. on Thursday reported profit of $64.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Terex expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.35 to $2.50 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.3 billion to $7.5 billion.

  • Sturm Ruger posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. _ Sturm Ruger& Co. on Thursday reported earnings of $6.8 million, or 34 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Southport, Connecticut, posted revenue of $98.3 million in the period. Sturm Ruger shares have decreased 36 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- A robust pace of business spending likely buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, a sign corporate chieftains have confidence in the sustainability of the recovery. "It was a very good quarter for business investment," said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester Pennsylvania. Businesses, with a war chest of...

  • *Fed drops reference to labor market slack as' significant'. WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the central bank largely dismissed recent...

  • *Current low oil prices do not reflect fundamentals, OPEC says. Benchmark Brent crude oil for December settled up $1.09 at $87.12 a barrel, after touching an intraday high of $87.94. "I think the numbers are supportive, and suggest there's no big surplus of oil forming in any place," said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at the Energy Management Institute in New...

  • *Fed statement still consistent with mid-2015 hike- Barclays. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. benchmark 10- year debt yields rose to three-week highs on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve ended its asset purchase program and said recovery in the world's largest economy remained largely on track despite weakness in other parts of the world. "Bottom line is that this is a bit...

  • Small business divided over minimum wage votes Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day. Minimum wage referendums are on Tuesday's ballots in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota, where minimums range from $6.25 to $8.25 an hour. Ken Jarosch thinks he'll have to raise prices and hire fewer part-timers for his Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Jarosch Bakery if the state's...

  • Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    DEARBORN, Mich.— Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The SUVs are being recalled in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,...

  • Praxair misses Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    DANBURY, Conn. _ Praxair Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $477 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. Praxair expects full-year earnings to be $6.23 to $6.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $12.3 billion to $12.4 billion.

  • Feds: Engineer's sleepiness caused derailment Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    William Rockefeller's sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder— sleep apnea— and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The board also issued rulings on four other Metro-North accidents that occurred in New York and Connecticut in 2013 and 2014, repeatedly finding fault with the railroad...

  • Chemtura misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. _ Chemtura Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $15 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Chemtura shares have declined 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rogers Corp. posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    ROGERS, Conn. _ Rogers Corp. on Tuesday reported earnings of $20.4 million, or $1.09 per share, in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Rogers Corp. expects its per-share earnings to range from 64 cents to 76 cents. Rogers Corp. shares have dropped 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.