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  • NRG misses 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    PRINCETON, N.J. _ NRG Energy Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $119 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 93 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Hmm...Exxon, Jersey reach deal in 11-year case Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Governor Chris Christie

    Exxon Mobil and New Jersey reached a settlement of about $250 million in an environmental suit seeking $8.9 billion in damages. The NYT reports.

  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Thursday that an experimental combination of two hepatitis C drugs— its daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences Inc.' s blockbuster drug Sovaldi— cured hepatitis C in just 12 weeks in nearly all the patients, who also are infected with the HIV virus. David Wyles, an associate professor at University of...

  • Tumi meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 PM ET

    SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. _ Tumi Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 35 cents per share. Tumi shares have decreased nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Universal Display posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    EWING, N.J. _ Universal Display Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $13.1 million. Universal Display shares have climbed 32 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Universal Display Corp., Earnings Report.

  • Power plant seeks to block Revel sale, liquidate property Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    ACR Energy Partners wants a bankruptcy court judge to cancel the latest proposed sale to a Florida developer, and appoint a trustee to liquidate the property instead. The company says the latest sale contract to Florida developer Glenn Straub would leave nothing for most creditors, and would cost the power supplier $32 million. Straub's Polo North Country...

  • WASHINGTON— Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday. The panel examined the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that devastated Liberia, Sierra Leona and Guinea over the past year. "Make sure we learn from history," said University of Pennsylvania...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016.. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many lawmakers and outside interest groups have been saying. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff explained the date...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Top U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials on Thursday told U.S. lawmakers that training and weapons programs would probably be hit hardest if Congress fails to remove budget caps known as "sequestration" that are due to resume in fiscal 2016.. General Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, said the result would be that his military branch...

  • Cracks appearing in public pensions’ armor Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address, Feb. 24, 2015, in Trenton, N.J.

    First in Detroit, then in Stockton, Calif., and now in New Jersey, judges and other top officials are challenging public pensions. The NYT reports.

  • Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Barnes& Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. Shares of Barnes& Noble Inc. surged $1.73, or 7.1 percent, to $25.98 in morning trading. Barnes& Noble has been trying to adapt as more people read on devices, while also warding off competition from online retailers like Amazon.

  • Gain Capital posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    BEDMINSTER, N.J. _ Gain Capital Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $17.6 million. Gain Capital shares have climbed 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Gain Capital, Earnings Report.

  • Hard Rock: We'll be open as long as Taj Mahal casino is Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's Hard Rock Cafe is shutting down in April. The restaurant and bar filed a warning notice late Wednesday with the New Jersey Labor Department that it would close on April 22, putting 73 people out of work. The nightspot operates inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which is trying to emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Boulder Brands misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    PARAMUS, N.J. _ Boulder Brands Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Boulder Brands expects full-year earnings to be 25 cents to 29 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $550 million to $560 million.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A former Democratic power broker sold his political influence in schemes including one that involved a multibillion-dollar megamall project that has languished for more than a decade at New Jersey's Meadowlands sports complex, a federal prosecutor told jurors Thursday at the start of Joseph Ferriero's racketeering trial.

  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors— and face another round in the ring with organized labor. For Christie, that means trying to reach a deal to fix New Jersey's underfunded pension system by working with a teacher's union that he's repeatedly...

  • New Jersey approves Resorts casino for Internet gambling Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey's fledgling Internet gambling market got a new player Wednesday as Atlantic City's Resorts Casino Hotel got the go-ahead to conduct Internet gambling in the state. "Real-time feedback will be an important aspect of our beta period as we further enhance the gaming content and features to produce the best casino experience in New...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- The S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak on Wednesday as investors took profits in Apple shares, while the Dow eked out another record high close. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index added 0.8 percent, with shares of TJX up 3.3 percent at $69.38 after results. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- The S&P 500 closed down and the Nasdaq snapped a 10- session winning streak on Wednesday as investors took profits in Apple shares, while the Dow eked out another record high close. The S&P 500 consumer discretionary index added 0.8 percent, with shares of TJX up 3.3 percent at $69.38 after results. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to...