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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:49 PM ET

    OXON HILL, Md.— Indiana Gov. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, told conservatives that the next race for the White House would likely center on foreign policy for the first time in more than three decades. "With everything happening in the world, it is imperative, my fellow conservatives, that conservatives again embrace...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The Obama administration is battling Wall Street to win the support of dozens of Democrat lawmakers over rules that could rein in brokers who handle trillions of dollars in retirement accounts. President Barack Obama on Monday called on the Department of Labor to write new rules for brokers that seek to reduce conflicts of interest and "...

  • Congressional Republicans name new budget referee Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans Friday named economist Keith Hall to serve as Capitol Hill's budget referee as director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The budget office provides cost estimates of legislation and other research to Congress to better inform their policy decisions. "His vast understanding of economic and labor...

  • Shenandoah Telecom tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    EDINBURG, Va. _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. The telecommunications service provider in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia posted revenue of $82.8 million in...

  • Novavax reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. _ Novavax Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $31.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Novavax shares have risen 57 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 2U reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    LANDOVER, Md. _ 2 U Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4 million in its fourth quarter. The Landover, Maryland- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share.

  • OXON HILL, Md.— Wisconsin Gov. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. Islamic State militants have captured large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria over the last...

  • Washington Prime reports 4Q results Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Washington Prime Group Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Bethesda, Maryland- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $91.2 million, or 48 cents per share, in the period. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, posted revenue of $177.3 million in the...

  • RLJ Lodging reports 4Q results Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ RLJ Lodging Trust on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had funds from operations of $76.1 million, or 57 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 57...

  • BroadSoft tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. _ BroadSoft Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.1 million. Analysts expected $63.2 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in March, BroadSoft expects its per-share earnings to range from 13 cents to 21 cents.

  • American Capital misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ American Capital Ltd. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $38 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. American Capital shares have climbed 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Silica Holdings meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    FREDERICK, Md. _ U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $33.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 71 cents per share. Analysts expected $238 million, according to Zacks.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • DiamondRock Hospitality reports 4Q results Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ DiamondRock Hospitality Co. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 23 cents per share. Analysts expected $222.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • GP Strategies beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md. _ GP Strategies Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $7.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. GP Strategies shares have decreased 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • United Therapeutics beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    SILVER SPRING, Md. _ United Therapeutics Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $115.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.19 per share. United Therapeutics shares have risen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DETROIT— It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences. More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S.— about one-fifth the total— were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. "It's a very major public safety problem," says Chris Basso, a...

  • U.S. Senator Warren makes push on middle-class issues Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Warren, a long-time consumer advocate who is often mentioned as a potential White House candidate, said the project was aimed at promoting policies to shift Washington away from corporate lobbyists and instead address education, wages and consumer debt. But the first-term Massachusetts senator, who has repeatedly said she is not running for president and...