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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies are puzzled by the H5N2 virus' spread— even amid heightened biosecurity...

  • Police in Portland, Oregon, say an initially peaceful May Day demonstration turned violent Friday evening as a splinter group hurled chairs and other objects at officers. The Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River was closed for about a half-hour during the height of the evening commute when protesters tried to force their way across.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from...

  • ORANGE, Calif./ PHILADELPHIA, May 1- The Federal Reserve could well raise interest rates as soon as June, two top U.S. central bankers said on Friday, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter. The key, both Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, and John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, said, is that by a quirk of the...

  • ACNB posts 1Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. _ ACNB Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.5 million. ACNB shares have decreased 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Access a Zacks stock report on ACNB at http://www.zacks.com/ap/ACNB.

  • NEW YORK— Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal. Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, wanted Time Warner Cable to bulk up its business-services division,...

  • Weis posts 1Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    SUNBURY, Pa. _ Weis Markets Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $13.1 million. The Sunbury, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 49 cents per share. Keywords: Weis Markets, Earnings Report.

  • LOS ANGELES— Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. "If you can have a Military Channel and a History Channel, I don't see any reason there can't be a' Cause Network,'" said Wagner, who...

  • Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states. The Democrat wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to declare his administration's intent to take...

  • Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. That brought the day's Seattle demonstration arrest total to four. Hundreds of people earlier joined in May Day marches in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, in...

  • US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    The regulations are a long-awaited response to a series of fiery train crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including four so far this year. The most serious accident occurred in July 2013, when a runaway oil train derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just across the border from Maine, killing 47 people and destroying most of the town's central business district.

  • SOUTHINGTON, Conn.— A Houston energy company executive told a Connecticut business group that a regional natural gas pipeline would keep businesses from moving to states where energy is cheaper. Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, pitched the idea Friday before nearly 250 business owners and representatives at a meeting of the...

  • First Keystone posts 1Q profit Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    BERWICK, Pa. _ First Keystone Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $2.4 million. First Keystone shares have risen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Keystone, Earnings Report.

  • Independence Realty Trust reports 1Q results Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Independence Realty Trust Inc. on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The Philadelphia- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $5.9 million, or 19 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had a loss of $233,000, or 1 cent per share.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • Erie Indemnity posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    ERIE, Pa. _ Erie Indemnity Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $39 million. Erie Indemnity shares have decreased almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Erie Indemnity, Earnings Report.

  • Matthews International posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ Matthews International Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $9.6 million. Matthews International shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Matthews International, Earnings Report.

  • CubeSmart reports 1Q results Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    MALVERN, Pa. _ CubeSmart on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 27 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in June, CubeSmart expects its per-share funds from operations to range from 28 cents to 29 cents.

  • Bryn Mawr Bank posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    BRYN MAWR, Pa. _ Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $7.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Bryn Mawr Bank shares have fallen nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Select Medical tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. _ Select Medical Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $35.1 million. Select Medical expects full-year earnings to be 84 cents to 90 cents per share. Select Medical shares have climbed 1 percent since the beginning of the year.