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  • 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...

  • Under Armour shares fall following weak outlook Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A weaker-than-expected 2015 outlook drove shares of apparel maker Under Armour lower in premarket trading. Baltimore- based Under Armour Inc. reported first-quarter profit of $11.7 million, or 5 cents per share, on revenue of $804.9 million. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 5 cents per share on revenue of $802 million.

  • April 21- Under Armor Inc reported a 13.4 percent fall in first-quarter profit as costs rose following a pair of acquisitions and the sports apparel maker issued an updated full-year revenue forecast that fell short of market expectations. The company, which recently dislodged Adidas AG as the No. 2 sports footwear and clothing brand by sales in the United...

  • Lockheed tops 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Lockheed Martin Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $878 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.48 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.21 billion.

  • Shore Bancshares posts 1Q profit Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    EASTON, Md. _ Shore Bancshares Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $1.4 million. Shore Bancshares shares have dropped almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Shore Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • NEW ORLEANS— As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In January, the Interior Department unveiled a plan to open up drilling next year in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas on the Arctic coast of Alaska and off the coast between...

  • Correction: Bird Flu story Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be' devastating'. Top USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak may last for years and be' devastating' to poultry.