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  • Two Harbors Investments posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Two Harbors Investments Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $94.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $126.9 million.

  • Prospect Capital misses Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Prospect Capital Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $81.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Prospect Capital shares have decreased nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The U.S. Department of Justice charged former controller Kevyn Rakowski and former chief credit officer William North with three criminal counts of making false statements to the Federal Reserve, and one criminal count of making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC brought related civil charges against both men, and also...

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Stocks on major world markets fell on Wednesday, as European borrowing costs reached their highest level this year, while the U.S. dollar slumped against major currencies after weak American economic data. The uncertainty is that these are pretty significant moves, "said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in...

  • NEW YORK— Online games maker Zynga said Wednesday it will cut 364 jobs, or 18 percent of its current staff, as part of a plan to eliminate $100 million in annual spending. Zynga said those moves will eliminate $45 million in annual savings. Zynga had 1,974 employees at the end of 2014. The company said it will take $18 million to $22 million in pretax restructuring...

  • *Treasuries compete with $18 bln of Apple, Shell deals. NEW YORK, May 6- U.S. Treasuries fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a global slide in government bond markets that pushed yields to 2015 peaks and large bond sales by Apple Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • PennantPark meets 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ PennantPark Investment Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $7.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 29 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $41.7 million.

  • Al Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    Al Shihabi has run Al Jazeera America since it started two years ago, and Anstey has been the managing director of Al Jazeera English. Al Shihabi sent an email to the staff welcoming Anstey and saying he would remain as chief operating officer. Al Jazeera's former senior vice president of newsgathering, Marcy McGinnis, quit this week and told The New York Times...

  • Veeco reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    PLAINVIEW, N.Y. _ Veeco Instruments Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $19.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $96.8 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $131.9 million.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad. Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and Metropolitan...

  • Stock market operator Chi-X exploring sale - source Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    May 6- Stock market operator Chi-X Global Holdings, owned by Nomura Holdings Inc and other banks, is exploring a sale that could fetch as much as $400 million, a person familiar with the matter said. Chi-X is working with investment bank Moelis& Co to find potential suitors, according to the person. JPMorgan Chase& Co, Bank of America Corp, UBS Group AG, and Goldman Sachs...

  • Annaly reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Annaly Capital Management Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $476.5 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $346.9 million.

  • Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products. Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said the stores will also appeal to younger customers with a "modern, streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

  • Herbalife and Zulily are big market movers Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Herbalife Ltd., up $6.60 to $46.69. GlaxoSmithKline Plc., up 42 cents to $46.02.

  • Kimco Realty reports 1Q results Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. _ Kimco Realty Corp. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 35 cents per share. Kimco Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.42 to $1.45 per share.

  • WebMD beats Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ WebMD Health Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $10 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $142 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $152 million.

  • MetLife beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ MetLife Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.16 billion. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share. MetLife shares have decreased 4 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 1 percent.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of investment firm DoubleLine Capital, said Friday's report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls in April "feels to me that it's going to be weak." Gundlach was speaking at a private DoubleLine event in New York on Wednesday, a day after predicting the Federal Reserve would likely not raise interest rates this year.

  • Twenty-First Century Fox posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $975 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Twenty-First Century Fox shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing lower as investors worry about the economy, interest rates and stock valuations. News Corp., which publishes The Wall Street Journal, fell 6 percent after its results missed forecasts. Noodles& Co. plunged 19 percent.