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  • NEW YORK, May 4- Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted better-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by strong growth in its high-speed Internet and business services. Comcast, which increased its stock buyback program to $10 billion last quarter, said it would now earmark $6.75 billion for 2015, higher than the $4.25 billion it had...

  • PetMed beats Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:18 AM ET

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. _ PetMed Express Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $48.9 million.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted better-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by strong growth in its high-speed internet and business services. Comcast, which increased its stock buyback program to $10 billion last quarter, said it would now earmark $6.75 billion for 2015, higher than the $4.25 billion it had...

  • Tensions in places such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, have prompted candidates to explore the complicated relationship between poor communities and the police, and the deep-seated issues that have trapped many of the 45 million people who live in poverty in the United States. A frustrated President Barack Obama challenged the nation to do "some...

  • Some make nothing at all when Congress is in recess. Members of the House and Senate collect their $174,000 annual salaries whether Congress is making laws, taking a break or causing a partial government shutdown. "This is the most important building in the world," said Sontia Bailey, who works the cash register and stocks the shelves at the "Refectory" takeout on the...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The CEO of the co-owner of the Borgata Hotel Casino& Spa says Atlantic City's rash of casino closings last year actually helped stabilize the seaside gambling market. Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith says the closure of four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos last year helped the eight surviving ones. During an earnings conference call Thursday, he said...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, while two others were indicted- another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, a former senior Christie appointee to...

  • Ohio college's president plans to retire in 2016 Friday, 1 May 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    OXFORD, Ohio— The president of Miami University says he will retire in 2016, after 10 years leading the school in southwest Ohio. David Hodge announced his plans Friday to at a university board of trustees meeting. He came from the University of Washington in 2006 to become Miami's 21st president.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, a former senior Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New...

  • NASA hired the two companies to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station to reduce its reliance on Russian rockets. NASA is insisting on a reliable launch abort system for crews— something its space shuttles lacked— in case of an emergency. That's one of the hard lessons learned from the now retired, 30- year shuttle program, said Jon Cowart, a manager in...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to the George Washington Bridge closure scandal, delivering another blow to Christie's image at a time when he is trying to get his presidential campaign off the ground. David Wildstein, who had been a senior Christie appointee to the Port...

  • The settlement ends a four-year legal battle and came as Grooveshark's parent company, Escape Media Group, was facing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in a trial set to begin in federal court in Manhattan on May 4. Nine record companies, including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records, sued Escape Media Group for...

  • *Treasuries lost 0.53 pct in April after March gains- Barclays. NEW YORK, May 1- The U.S. Treasuries lost 0.53 percent in April, following a 0.63 percent gain in March, an index compiled by Barclays showed.

  • Ruth's Hospitality posts 1Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    WINTER PARK, Fla. _ Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $10.4 million. Ruth's Hospitality shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Ruth's Hospitality, Earnings Report.

  • Duke, which sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, said adjusted income in its regulated power business rose 5 percent to $774 million. Net income attributable to Duke was $864 million, or $1.22 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $97 million, or 14 cents per share, a...

  • That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. Since the end of 2010, rental prices have surged at nearly twice the pace of average hourly wages, according to data from the real estate firm Zillow and the Labor Department. "It means making really difficult trade-offs," said...

  • Rayonier Advanced Materials posts 1Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $11 million. Rayonier Advanced Materials shares have dropped 25 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Rayonier Advanced Materials, Earnings Report.

  • Grooveshark and its parent Escape Media Group were not immediately reachable for comment. A U.S. judge ruled last week that Gainesville, Florida- based Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad faith." Nine record companies including Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG Recordings, and Warner Bros Records,...

  • SAN DIEGO— SeaWorld— whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park— has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego. It also cited SeaWorld for allowing trainers to be with orcas in shallow areas on the edges of pools known as "slide...