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  • American Capital Agency posts 1Q loss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ American Capital Agency Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $252 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. American Capital Agency shares have decreased 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple Inc is expected to report a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit and that iPhone sales in China surpassed those in the United States for the first time., expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, by Bill Rigby, 200 words). -BARRICK GOLD-RESULTS/, expect by expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, 200 words). U.S. stocks move lower as healthcare stocks led by Amgen drag on the three major...

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and...

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country. "My wife was crying, crying so much,' My son is not here, keep calling, keep calling.' All night I called, but I could not get through," he said.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.

  • PITTSBURGH— A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. At least one woman lost $185,000 from December 2013 to August 2014 in the scam, the FBI said. The 28- year-old Segbefia used a company he...

  • AP NewsAlert Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    BALTIMORE— CORRECTS: Deputy police commissioner: Gray should've gotten medical attention before van.

  • Pebblebrook Hotel reports 1Q results Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 30 cents per share. Pebblebrook Hotel expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.44 to $2.52 per share.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- When Dallas mom Jan Valecka's twins hit that contentious tween age, the rite of passage she dreaded most was a relatively new one: when to get them cell phones. A quarter of U.S. 8- and 9- year-olds now have them, according to the 2015 Parents, Kids& Money survey by Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price. And a new study from Pew Research Center discovered...

  • W.R. Grace misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md. _ W.R. Grace& Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $52.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 84 cents per share. W.R. Grace shares have climbed almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Colfax beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md. _ Colfax Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $52.1 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $964.1 million.

  • Community Financial posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    WALDORF, Md. _ The Community Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.8 million. The Waldorf, Maryland- based bank said it had earnings of 38 cents per share. The holding company for Community Bank of the Chesapeake posted revenue of $10 million in the period.

  • Eagle Bancorp tops Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Eagle Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $19.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Eagle Bancorp shares have climbed almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LaSalle Hotel Properties reports 1Q results Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ LaSalle Hotel Properties on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 35 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in June, LaSalle Hotel Properties expects its per-share funds from operations to range...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Republican Jeb Bush on Wednesday bashed Democratic 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton for voicing reservations about overseas trade talks, a rare issue on which the White House enjoys support from Republicans, with many Democrats opposed. The U.S. Congress is debating whether to give President Barack Obama "fast-track"...

  • States where health law seems to increase food-stamp use Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Under the law, many states tried to improve Medicaid and food-stamp enrollment systems by making it easier for people to register for food benefits when they sign up for health coverage. Below is a list of the 11 states with recent enrollment increases in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of...

  • T. Rowe misses 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    BALTIMORE _ T. Rowe Price Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $301.1 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.14 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. Separately, the office of the VA inspector...

  • HP will sell Snapfish online photo unit ahead of split Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday it will sell its Snapfish online photo business to District Photo as HP prepares to split into two companies. Hewlett-Packard Co. said in October that it would split into two companies. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will sell commercial tech products like data-center hardware, business software and cloud services, and...