• Saul Centers reports 4Q results Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Saul Centers 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 $17.5 million, or 62 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $5.3 million, or 25 cents per share.

  • Emergent Biosolutions posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Emergent Biosolutions Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $30.1 million. The Rockville, Maryland- based company said it had net income of 66 cents per share. Emergent Biosolutions shares have increased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Summer foot traffic is what keeps Iowa's Adventureland, with its famed wooden roller coaster and sprawling water park, in business. "It's all of those things together that blend to make the calendar important and that earlier start date important to schools," said David Wilkerson, superintendent of Waukee Community School District in central...

  • Osiris posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 9:09 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, Md. _ Osiris Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $818,000. On a per-share basis, the Columbia, Maryland- based company said it had net income of 2 cents. For the year, the company reported a loss of $1.8 million, or 5 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • Ciena reports 1Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    HANOVER, Md. _ Ciena Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $18.8 million in its fiscal first quarter. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $559 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Ciena said it expects revenue in the range of $585 million to $615 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney. The Sacramento woman's donation to a Benicia man set off an organ swap that resulted in five more sick people getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital. With a total of a dozen patients and donors, this week's surgeries at the California Pacific Medical Center...

  • Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:31 AM ET

    Meanwhile, areas farther north, such as Maryland and New Jersey, were already seeing snow early Thursday and federal workers in the Washington area were told to stay home. The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. The Office of Personnel Management says...

  • WASHINGTON— The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for official government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. Clinton urged the State Department late Wednesday on her Twitter account to...

  • March 4- U.S. solar project developer SunEdison Inc is expanding into the fast-growing market for grid energy storage with the acquisition of a startup that pairs big batteries with solar installations. SunEdison said its purchase of Solar Grid Storage LLC, to be announced on Thursday, will allow it to begin building a storage plan across the country, Tom Leyden,...

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • WASHINGTON— The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line. Yes, but foes of President Barack Obama's signature law hope this time the justices will gut "Obamacare." Actually, a lot has changed since the Supreme Court's big health care decision of 2012..

  • Sucampo posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Bethesda, Maryland- based company said it had profit of 21 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $13.1 million, or 29 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON— A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state— and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home. The development on Capitol Hill came the...

  • Hannon Armstrong tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.5 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 24 cents per share. Analysts expected $8.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • MacroGenics reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    ROCKVILLE, Md. _ MacroGenics Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $19 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 36 cents per share. MacroGenics shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers. To further limit the impact of the legislation, Tesla said it would agree to language restricting direct sales to manufacturers with an established presence in...

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers trucks made since the 2004 model year. Also, the agency cited media reports of wheels falling off trucks three times the Baltimore area.

  • EVANSVILLE, Ind.— Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600 employees. Citi said that it will use part of the proceeds from the sale to retire certain funding that currently supports Citi Holdings.

  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • 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.