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  • KEYW reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    HANOVER, Md. _ The KEYW Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. KEYW shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LaSalle Hotel Properties reports 4Q results Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:09 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ LaSalle Hotel Properties on Wednesday 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 60 cents per share. Analysts expected $268.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Marriott beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md.— Marriott International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations, sending its stock higher in extended trading. The Bethesda, Maryland- based hotel company reported net income of $197 million, or 68 cents a share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The city, making good on its vow to seek new non-gambling attractions, has approved redevelopment plans including a giant Ferris wheel and a zip line on the beachfront next to the Steel Pier and restaurants, a rebuilt Boardwalk and an elevated walkway in its Inlet neighborhood. The plans come as Atlantic City has lost four of its 12 casinos and is...

  • Sinclair tops 4Q revenue forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    HUNT VALLEY, Md. _ Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $95.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Hunt Valley, Maryland- based company said it had profit of 98 cents. Analysts expected $595.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Pebblebrook Hotel reports 4Q results Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on Tuesday 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 $30.7 million, or 43 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations...

  • Shake Shack burger chain plans to grow in Japan Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Shake Shack burger chain, fresh off its IPO, said Tuesday that it plans to open restaurants in Japan as it expands overseas. New York- based Shake Shack raised $105 million in an initial public offering last month to help fund its growth. Shake Shack said it signed a licensing agreement with Japanese company Sazaby League Ltd., which has opened...

  • MGM reports wider 4th-quarter loss Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— MGM Resorts International's fourth-quarter loss widened, hurt by a hefty provision for income taxes related to its liabilities in Macau, China, the world's largest gambling market. Nonetheless, MGM CEO Jim Murren told Wall Street analysts Tuesday that the company's earnings before taxes and non-recurring costs were the best since 2007. A...

  • Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, the National Weather Service said. With the storm headed east and sleet and freezing rain expected to also take a swipe at the South, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and Georgia declared states of emergency.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • Icy storm encases central US, heads for DC Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    The latest trend in Boston: Shoveling or raking the snow  on the roof so it doesn’t cave in.

    Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states.

  • Feb 16- Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states before it was expected to barrel toward the mid-Atlantic in time to snarl Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy snowfall and ice moving from the Southern Plains eastward pounded Missouri, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Tennessee,...

  • UPDATE 1-Novavax starts Ebola vaccine trial in humans Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    Feb 12- Novavax Inc has begun early-stage human trials of an Ebola vaccine that it hopes can win the race to become the most effective shot for the deadly virus. The company has the means to manufacture millions of doses of the vaccine every month and is seeking funding to develop it further, Chief Executive Stanley Erck told Reuters. Even as President Barack Obama...

  • Novavax starts Ebola vaccine trial in humans Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    Feb 12- Novavax Inc has begun early-stage testing of its Ebola vaccine in humans, the company said, less than five months after entering the race to develop a shot for the deadly virus. Other potential vaccines include those being developed by a NewLink Genetics Corp and Merck& Co Inc collaboration and by Johnson& Johnson and Bavarian Nordic A/S.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The number of U.S. properties in foreclosure upon rose 5 percent in January, driven by a jump in bank repossessions, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. A nationwide increase in scheduled foreclosure auctions in 21 states in January reflected that they were "coming off somewhat artificially low levels last year," RealtyTrac Vice...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 9- First thing every morning Bill Hickey turns on the TV to see where the U.S. dollar is trading in the hope it has lost value against the euro and other currencies. "And there it is, staring you right in the face," says Hickey, president of Chicago- based steel company Lapham-Hickey Steel, about the dollar's continued strength. But he worries about the...

  • Feb 5- Specialty chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace& Co said it would split into two companies in a tax-free transaction to shareholders, driving up its shares by as much as 15 percent. W.R. Grace, which emerged from one of the longest U.S. bankruptcies in 2013, said the split would improve its strategic focus, simplify operations and allow for better use of capital.

  • UPDATE 1-Chemical maker W.R. Grace to split in two Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    Feb 5- Specialty chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace& Co said it would split into two companies to improve strategic focus, simplify operating structures and make better use of capital. W. R. Grace said one company, which is likely to have sales of about $1.8 billion, will consist of its businesses that make products used in the refining, petrochemical, personal care and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- If there's one thing Reuters has learned from a year of asking celebrities about their first gigs ever, it is that you never forget your first job. No matter how famous or powerful they have become, America's foremost achievers all remember that very first moment of bringing home a paycheck. "He was a partner in a Broadway- district restaurant called...

  • The 2017 to 2022 drilling plan begins a process that could take many years before waters off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia are cleared for drilling. The administration canceled a lease sale there after BP Plc's deadly explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that year. In addition, President Barack Obama took parts of...