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  • The hardware failure impacted data feeds for about half an hour at the NYSE Group's primary data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, forcing the unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc to switch to its back-up recovery center in Chicago. The processing of quotes and trade reports resumed at Mahwah on Friday, said NYSE spokesman Eric Ryan. The operating and advisory...

  • *GoPro rallies as holiday outlook shines. *Abbvie shares rise after results, outlook. At the same time, Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund announced new allocations for its portfolio, including raising its holdings of domestic and foreign stock holdings to 25 percent each from 12 percent.

  • Heartland Payment tops 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    PRINCETON, N.J. _ Heartland Payment Systems Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $20.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Heartland Payment expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.33 to $2.37 per share.

  • Hill International beats Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    MARLTON, N.J.— Hill International Inc. reported after the market closed Thursday a third-quarter loss of $9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Hill International expects full-year revenue in the range of $580 million to $590 million.

  • Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks. In reviewing the Nov. 1, 2013, shooting, which left a Transportation Security Administration officer dead and three other people injured, the nation's...

  • The NYSE said the problem affected its feeds for stock and options prices and quotes from 1:07 p.m. EDT to 1:34 p.m. EDT. In an alert to market participants, the NYSE, a unit of IntercontinentalExchange, said there was a "critical" issue due to a problem with the National Market System securities information processor, which delivers data on stock quotations and...

  • Borgata Q3 revenue up nearly 5 percent Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— As three Atlantic City casinos closed over the summer, business got better at the Borgata. The Borgata benefited from a tax settlement with the city of Atlantic City that contributed $8.1 million to earnings. Smith says the improvements began before the closings of three Atlantic City competitors this summer.

  • Atlantic City boardwalk chair company boss guilty Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The owner of a company that operates rolling chairs on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS out of nearly $120,000. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden on Thursday. Prosecutors say Boland and two of his partners in Royal Rolling Chairs Inc. hid from the government how much their company made.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- A large group of creditors of MF Global Holdings Ltd's bankrupt brokerage unit will soon receive their first payout, as $518.7 million of checks start to be mailed out on Friday, the third anniversary of the company's Chapter 11 filing. James Giddens, the trustee liquidating the MF Global Inc brokerage unit, on Thursday said the payout to unsecured...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- The New York Stock Exchange said on Thursday it had experienced a critical issue with the publishing and receiving of trades and quotes on the NYSE and NYSE MKT, the latest incident involving data processors that are key to trading. said Joe Saluzzi, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading in Chatham, New Jersey. The issue also affected trading in...

  • *Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and on the back of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 150 points in the Dow industrials. "End of year for mutual funds is most likely going to be selling losers and continue to buy winners,"...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- The New York Stock Exchange said on Thursday it had experienced a critical issue with the publishing and receiving of trades and quotes on the NYSE and NYSE MKT, the latest incident involving data processors that are key to trading. The issue also affected trading in options, according to Eric Ryan, a spokesman for the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Settlement reached in 2009 New York plane crash Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— A settlement was announced Thursday in the only case to go to trial following a 2009 plane crash into a suburban Buffalo home that killed 50 people. The deal was announced in state Supreme Court after more than a month of testimony in the wrongful death case brought by the family of Douglas Wielinski against regional carrier Colgan Air, which...

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    The most money at stake is in Florida, California and New Jersey. "These are highly developed and dense states, and they are watching the good natural places disappear," said Will Rogers, president and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, which tracks and raises money for the ballot measures. Other states with significant conservation funding on their ballots include...

  • FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    "We are defending our position because we believe we have met, and will continue to meet, all legal requirements to make these product claims," said Kevin Goldberg, vice president and general counsel for the New Jersey- based company. The FDA agreed, but only if Gerber qualified its statement by making clear that there was "little scientific evidence" for the...

  • Rutgers center to study Internet gambling in NJ Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A Rutgers University Center will study the impact of Internet gambling in New Jersey. The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has been awarded nearly $1.3 million to study online betting in New Jersey, which began 11 months ago. "New Jersey is one of only three states where Internet gambling is legal," said...

  • Cambrex posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    E RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ Cambrex Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $8.8 million in its third quarter. Cambrex expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.11 to $1.19 per share. Cambrex shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PSEG beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J. _ Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $444 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share. The parent company of PSEG Power and Public Service Electric& Gas Co. posted revenue of $2.64 billion in the period.

  • PBF Energy beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ PBF Energy Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $141 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.08 per share. PBF Energy shares have fallen 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NYC health dept disputes report Ebola doc lied Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Dr. Craig Spencer is at Bellevue Hospital in New York undergoing treatment for Ebola.

    New York City's health department said a doctor being treated for Ebola "cooperated fully" with officials, dismissing a report that he initially lied.