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  • Covanta beats 3Q earnings expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. _ Covanta Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported net income of $6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Covanta expects full-year earnings in the range of 35 cents to 50 cents per share.

  • Owners: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. Trump Entertainment has been pursuing a long-shot rescue plan to re-finance the company and transfer ownership to billionaire Carl Icahn, who would pump $100 million into it. "As of now we don't have any plan to close the Taj, but that could...

  • C.R. Bard beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    MURRAY HILL, N.J. _ C.R. Bard Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $131.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.10 per share. Analysts expected $817.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 22- A consortium of buyout firms Advent International Corp and Avista Capital Partners is in advanced talks to acquire UCB SA's U.S. generic drugs unit Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Advent and Avista have prevailed in an auction for Kremers Urban, which attracted interest from other private equity firms...

  • Caesars' CEO hails center, fate of casinos cloudy Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The CEO of Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday a new $125 million meeting center his company is building will help define Atlantic City's future, even as he pointedly refused to say whether his company is done closing casinos there. Gary Loveman said the center next to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City will be ready by next summer and should...

  • A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— If Republicans win the Senate, the Pentagon should brace for constant grilling from Sen. The size of a Republican majority would determine committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. "If we lose the Senate, for one thing, the way this Senate's been operating, they could end up blocking all my...

  • Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Johnson& Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. Johnson& Johnson also plans to test whether its vaccine protects against the version causing the outbreak, which has killed more than 4,500 people. Johnson& Johnson is developing the vaccine...

  • Medicines Co. beats 3Q earnings expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ The Medicines Co. on Wednesday reported a loss of $16.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 10 cents per share. Analysts expected $191 million, according to Zacks.

  • Connecticut governor: I kept my vow not to cut aid Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, portrayed themselves Tuesday as friends to cities and towns, with Malloy reminding local leaders that he kept his promise nearly four years ago not to cut state aid in order to balance the budget. "If I lose this election, it's because I kept my fidelity to you," Malloy told members of the Connecticut...

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman.

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers. Michigan becomes the fifth U.S. state to keep Tesla from easily selling cars directly to consumers, joining Texas, New Jersey, Arizona and Maryland,...

  • B&G Foods posts 3Q loss Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ B&G Foods Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $4.4 million in its third quarter. B&G Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.54 to $1.60 per share. B&G Foods shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Apple rallies, lifting S&P 500 and Nasdaq. NEW YORK, Oct 21- U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 notching a fourth straight session of gains boosted by strong corporate results, including Apple's. "That is allowing the market to breathe a little sigh of relief," said Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus& Co in Florham Park, New Jersey.

  • Taxi rates in Las Vegas area will top New York's Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada taxi regulators have approved a rate hike that would make cab rides in Las Vegas and surrounding areas the second most expensive among U.S. metropolitan areas with tourism-based economies. A report commissioned by a coalition of cab companies shows rates will be higher than those in New York or San Francisco, but lower than Atlantic City's.

  • Hearing set for Trump casino name lawsuit Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Trumps are suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in state court in New Jersey, seeking to have the Trump name stripped from the Taj Mahal. The real estate mogul and his daughter claim that Trump Entertainment, with which they are no longer involved, let the now-closed Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal deteriorate to the point where it damages their personal brand.

  • EU antitrust watchdog eyes DuPont, Honeywell Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    DOVER, Del.— The DuPont Co. and Honeywell International may be violating antitrust rules in their cooperative venture to supply the only automotive air-conditioning refrigerant that meets European standards for greenhouse gas emissions, regulators said Tuesday. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Delaware, and Honeywell, based in Morristown, New Jersey, created a...

  • Arguments made, no ruling in eminent domain case Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The piano-tuner battling to save his family home from being seized through eminent domain looks out the three-story brick house in the shadow of the closed $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel and sees one constant in the community: vacant land. Attorneys for Birnbaum and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority sparred in court Tuesday...

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    Parent company PepsiCo Inc. says about 1 million total votes were cast online for the "Do Us A Flavor" promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries. The winner, Meneko Spigner McBeth, was to be informed at a dinner for finalists Monday night in New York City, with an announcement from the company expected Tuesday. McBeth, a registered nurse...

  • Casino resisting Donald Trump's bid to remove name Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    The real estate mogul and his daughter Ivanka Trump are suing Trump Entertainment Resorts, which he once ran, in state Superior Court, demanding that the Trump name come off the Taj Mahal as well. Ivanka Trump said on Monday that she and her father "vehemently disagree" with Trump Entertainment's stance regarding use of the Trump name and the claims the company...

  • Property fight goes on, even after Revel's closing Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New Jersey man battling the state to save his family home in the shadow of the closed Revel Casino Hotel may soon get a resolution to his eminent domain fight. A Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear final arguments in Charlie Birnbaum's case against the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday, though it's unclear when a...