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  • NEW YORK— He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed to send a jolt of fear through the world's markets by helping to set off the 2010 "flash crash," in which the Dow Jones average plunged 600 points in less than seven...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold hit its lowest level in more than a month on Friday, falling for the third straight week as strength in global equities diverted interest from the precious metal, although uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise kept prices in a tight range. Spot gold was down 1.4 percent at $1,177.03 an ounce at 2:34 p.m. EDT, while U.S. gold...

  • Recalls this week: vacuum cleaners, bicycles Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    Vacuum cleaners that pose an electric shock risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include Trek bicycles with a defect that has caused several injuries. They were sold at Bed Bath& Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August...

  • April 24- Atlantic County, where struggling New Jersey gambling hub Atlantic City sits, led the United States in foreclosures in the first quarter, putting pressure on its credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said. The property tax base in Atlantic City itself has shrunk by two-thirds in just five years, down to a projected $7.35 billion for 2015, because of...

  • Provident Financial posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ Provident Financial Services Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $19.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Jersey City, New Jersey- based company said it had profit of 32 cents. The holding company for The Provident Bank posted revenue of $72.2 million in the period.

  • ConnectOne posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. _ ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A task force will begin work next week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, of New Jersey, and Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, of New York, plan to launch the Sandy...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- New Jersey's capital city, Trenton, has canceled a bond refunding sale because its credit downgrade on Monday left it unable to save enough money for the deal to meet legal standards, Trenton's finance director told Reuters. Cash-strapped Trenton had planned to sell about $17.8 million of general improvement and sewer utility refunding...

  • B&G Foods posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ B&G Foods Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $19.6 million. B&G Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.48 to $1.55 per share, with revenue in the range of $860 million to $880 million. B&G Foods shares have fallen 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The agreement to allow fire detection and suppression systems to resume operating was reached Tuesday during a hearing between Glenn Straub and ACR Energy Partners. "I determine that there is an agreement, that the terms of it have been spelled out in detail on the record and accepted," Judge Jerome Simandle said at the hearing, according to a transcript obtained...

  • OceanFirst posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. _ OceanFirst Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.3 million. The holding company for OceanFirst Bank posted revenue of $22.1 million in the period. Keywords: OceanFirst Financial, Earnings Report.

  • C.R. Bard tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    MURRAY HILL, N.J. _ C.R. Bard Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $139.8 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.07 per share. C.R. Bard shares have risen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent.

  • Chubb beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    WARREN, N.J. _ Chubb Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $375 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.54 per share. Chubb shares have declined 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 3 percent.

  • Paul Sarlo, a Bergen County Democrat, on Thursday asked Herman Saatkamp to testify before a Senate panel on April 30 about the plan to convert the former Showboat casino into part of the university. Florida developer Glenn Straub then bought it for $26 million from Stockton on April 3. Straub plans to let Stockton use it as a campus, but the neighboring Taj Mahal...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— There are 1,400 jobs available right now in Atlantic City's casinos, but only 350 of them are full-time positions, according to a survey undertaken by a New Jersey casino regulator. Matt Levinson, chairman of the Casino Control Commission, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he called officials at all eight casinos to find out what jobs...

  • Johnson & Johnson hikes quarterly dividend 7 percent Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Johnson& Johnson on Thursday said it's raising its quarterly dividend by 7 percent, marking its 53rd straight year of dividend increases. The world's biggest maker of health care products announced the increase, from 70 cents per share to 75 cents per share, at its 127th annual shareholders meeting, held in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where J&J is based.

  • 1st Constitution Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    CRANBURY, N.J. _ 1st Constitution Bancorp on Thursday reported net income of $2.3 million in its first quarter. 1st Constitution Bancorp shares have climbed almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: 1st Constitution Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Lakeland Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 AM ET

    OAK RIDGE, N.J. _ Lakeland Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.3 million. Lakeland Bancorp shares have decreased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lakeland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • DALLAS— Lower fuel prices helped United Airlines earn a record first-quarter profit despite a dip in revenue. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that first-quarter net income was a record $508 million, compared with a year-ago loss of $609 million. Revenue fell 1 percent to $8.61 billion, close to analysts' forecast of $8.60 billion.

  • Mack-Cali reports 1Q results Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:03 AM ET

    EDISON, N.J. _ Mack-Cali Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 42 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $144.7 million.