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  • Safeguard Scientifics reports 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    WAYNE, Pa. _ Safeguard Scientifics Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $15.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Safeguard Scientifics shares have fallen roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Safeguard Scientifics, Earnings Report.

  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • Eclipse Resources reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. _ Eclipse Resources Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $33 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Eclipse Resources shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Trinseo reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    BERWYN, Pa. _ Trinseo SA on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $30 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Trinseo shares have increased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. But in a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the bill separates Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington from...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- The United States produced a record 25.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014 according to preliminary estimates published by the Energy Information Administration on Feb 27. Gas production has risen 27 percent since 2008 even though the number of rigs employed drilling for gas has declined by more than 80 percent over the same period.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania's charter and cybercharter schools would obtain funding directly from the state Department of Education instead of through local districts as part of a package of changes that was passed Wednesday by the House. Mike Reese, R- Westmoreland, said the bill would apply the Ethics Act to charter trustees and administrators and noted it...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • A federal judge holds a hearing Tuesday on Seattle's minimum wage law, which treats franchisees of companies such as McDonald's and 7- Eleven as big businesses although many are owned by individuals and have a handful of employees. The agency's Office of General Counsel contends McDonald's is a joint employer with its franchisees, and should be held...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Wednesday on a second major legal attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conservative challengers taking aim at a pivotal part of the statute that authorizes tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative Tea Party...

  • American Eagle tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ American Eagle Outfitters Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $61.6 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.05 billion.

  • VWR beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    RADNOR, Pa. _ VWR Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $48.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.08 billion.

  • CDI reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ CDI Corp. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Philadelphia- based company said it had a loss of 45 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $3.1 million, or 16 cents per share.

  • Weis posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    SUNBURY, Pa. _ Weis Markets Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13.9 million. The Sunbury, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 51 cents per share. Keywords: Weis Markets, Earnings Report.

  • HARRISBURG, Penn., March 3- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf proposed a $29.9 billion budget on Tuesday that includes $2.5 billion of net tax increases for fiscal 2016.. "Pennsylvania will not improve until it rebuilds the middle class," Wolf said. Wolf proposed hiking Pennsylvania's personal income tax rate to 3.70 percent from the current 3.07 percent while...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers. To further limit the impact of the legislation, Tesla said it would agree to language restricting direct sales to manufacturers with an established presence in...

  • The casino is getting $14 million from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority toward the $15 million total cost of both projects. The projects illustrate two trends underway in what until recently was the nation's second-largest gambling market after Nevada, but which has slipped into 3rd place behind Pennsylvania. And it also lets the Borgata...

  • *Actavis launches $21 bln bond deal. *Exxon Mobil to sell $7 bln in debt. Pharmaceutical company Actavis Plc launched a $21 billion corporate bond deal, the second-largest on record according to Thomson Reuters unit IFR.

  • L.B. Foster posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ L.B. Foster Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6 million. On a per-share basis, the Pittsburgh- based company said it had net income of 58 cents. L.B. Foster shares have increased 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Dick's beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa.— Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $155.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.22 per share. Analysts expected $2.12 billion, according to Zacks.