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  • GP Strategies beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md. _ GP Strategies Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $7.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Analysts expected $124 million, according to Zacks.

  • Host Hotels reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 32 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.28 billion, according to Zacks. Host Hotels expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.47 to $1.49 per share.

  • American Capital Mortgage posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. on Thursday reported profit of $8.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. American Capital Mortgage shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Silica Holdings beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    FREDERICK, Md. _ U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $41.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Analysts expected $231.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • 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,...

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • KEYW meets 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HANOVER, Md. _ The KEYW Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported a third-quarter loss of $3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 3 cents per share. KEYW shares have dropped 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Oct 28- In a rare move, a securities arbitration panel sided with a broker who alleged UBS AG had hurt his business model and team, although the broker also has to return bonus money. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority panel ordered UBS to pay Maryland broker Gary Padussis $933,000 in damages. However, it also ordered him to pay $1.7 million to the firm to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Corporate America spent part of its record $1.65 trillion cash stockpile to buy companies and their own stocks in the past three months as their confidence in the U.S. economy grew, a survey showed. They feel a bit more confident about the economy, " Jim Kaitz, president of AFP, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland said of its survey released late Monday.

  • TREASURIES-Prices ease as Wall St rallies, Fed meets Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    *Bidding soft as Treasury sells $29 bln of 2- yr notes. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. "The market is waiting on the FOMC," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    DETROIT— Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. A Ford Fusion Energi plug-in sedan, for example, is $7,200 more than an equivalent gas-powered Fusion even after a $4,007 federal tax credit. "We think it was one of the best things in the world to do," says Kevin Tofel, who bought a Chevrolet Volt in 2012 to soak up the excess power from his home...

  • *Prices drop as equity markets rise. NEW YORK, Oct 28- U.S. "The market is waiting on the FOMC," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager at Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • United Therapeutics reports 3Q loss Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    SILVER SPRING, Md. _ United Therapeutics Corp. on Tuesday reported a third-quarter loss of $25.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.84 per share. Analysts expected $337.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Omega Healthcare Investors reports 3Q results Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    HUNT VALLEY, Md. _ Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The Hunt Valley, Maryland- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $93.9 million, or 73 cents per share, in the period. Omega Healthcare Investors expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.82 to...

  • American Capital Agency posts 3Q profit Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ American Capital Agency Corp. on Monday reported profit of $197 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Analysts expected $297.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Northeastern Amtrak routes set ridership records Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Amtrak's two busiest routes have set new ridership records. Amtrak says the Acela Express and the Northeast Regional lines saw 11.6 million riders in fiscal year 2014, which ended Sept. 30. Both the Acela Express and the Northeast Regional begin in the District of Columbia and end in Boston, with stops along the way in Philadelphia, Baltimore and New...

  • Choice Hotels beats 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Choice Hotels International Inc. on Friday reported earnings of $39.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Choice Hotels expects full-year earnings to be $1.99 to $2.02 per share.

  • Corporate Office Properties reports 3Q results Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md. _ Corporate Office Properties Trust on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 47 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, Corporate Office Properties expects its per-share funds from...

  • Tessco posts 2Q profit Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    HUNT VALLEY, Md. _ Tessco Technologies Inc. on Friday reported net income of $3.5 million, or 42 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter. Tessco expects full-year earnings to be $1.40 to $1.50 per share. Tessco shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year.