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  • VW chairman quits, but questions over future remain Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Ferdinand Piech shaped the company's destiny for more than 25 years. Piech had criticized CEO Martin Winterkorn in an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, saying he was "at a distance" from him.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A measure of equity markets worldwide hit record highs on Monday as optimism over Greece supported European stocks while U.S. shares added to last week's gains ahead of Apple results and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. MSCI's all-country world stock index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, extended a multi-year rally to a fresh record...

  • High court to consider lawsuits over personal data Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. Thomas Robins, a Virginia resident, sued Spokeo after viewing a profile on him that was riddled with errors. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • COLUMN-Financial records: What to keep, what to toss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 27- I don't make New Year's resolutions. Kelley Long, a Chicago CPA and personal financial specialist, tries to generate as little paperwork as possible, opting for electronic records instead. "The IRS accepts electronic records," said Long, resident financial adviser with Financial Finesse in Chicago.

  • LONDON— There is still time to save lives— that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. They will use military...

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual...

  • Eastern Virginia Bankshares posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. _ Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.6 million. Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares have fallen slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • Valley Financial posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    ROANOKE, Va. _ Valley Financial Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $1.9 million. Valley Financial shares have increased 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Valley Financial, Earnings Report.

  • WashingtonFirst posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.8 million. The bank, based in Reston, Virginia, said it had earnings of 28 cents per share. Keywords: WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • American National Bankshares posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    DANVILLE, Va. _ American National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $3.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 40 cents per share. American National Bankshares shares have fallen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • National Bankshares posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    BLACKSBURG, Va. _ National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $4 million. National Bankshares shares have fallen almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: National Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • VeriSign misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ VeriSign Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $88.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share. VeriSign shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen almost 3 percent.

  • Capital One tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Capital One Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.15 billion. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.88 per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.68 billion.

  • Southern National Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:06 PM ET

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. _ Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2 million. Southern National Bancorp shares have increased nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southern National Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MANASSAS, Va.— Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years— the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans. Microsoft Corp., Cisco and Oracle are among firms making the commitment, she said. Obama said at Micron Technology, a...

  • Monarch Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. _ Monarch Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $3.5 million. Monarch Financial shares have declined nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Monarch Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Altria beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Altria Group on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.02 billion. Altria expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.75 to $2.80 per share. Altria shares have increased nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2 percent.

  • NewMarket posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ NewMarket Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $63.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had profit of $5.14. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Cardinal Financial tops Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Cardinal Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $13.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Cardinal Financial shares have increased 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13- term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow Congress to vote up or down, without amendments, a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations. Joe Courtney also opposes the...