• ICF misses Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    FAIRFAX, Va. _ ICF International Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Analysts expected $278.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Media General posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Media General Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Media General shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Media General, Earnings Report.

  • Iridium beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Iridium Communications Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $99.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Automakers hire rocket firm to probe air bag problems Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled because of problems with Takata Corp. air bags said Thursday they have jointly hired Orbital ATK to figure out the problem. Air bags inflators made by Takata of Japan can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into car and truck cabins. So far, about 17 million cars and trucks have been recalled in the U.S. and...

  • American Woodmark posts 3Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    WINCHESTER, Va. _ American Woodmark Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $7.3 million. American Woodmark shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Woodmark, Earnings Report.

  • Ntelos reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET

    WAYNESBORO, Va. _ Ntelos Holdings Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $56.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 29 cents per share. Analysts expected $120.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • AES shares rise on 4Q results and $400M stock buyback Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.— Shares of The AES Corp. rose Thursday after the power company's fourth-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations and it announced plans to buy back $400 million in stock. Analysts expected a profit of 37 cents per share, according to Zacks Investment Research. The Arlington, Virginia- based company also said it will buy back up to $400 million in...

  • New Mexico House panel OKs Uber, Lyft regulation bill Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A measure aimed at regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday. Monica Youngblood, R- Albuquerque, and Sen. Last year, the Public Regulation Commission ordered the San Francisco- based Lyft to cease operations in Albuquerque.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-term fiscal loser for the state government. "It has been way too long in Pennsylvania."

  • 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.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Feb 25- Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota will re-introduce legislation on Thursday designed to encourage the development of clean coal technologies that could keep the fuel a key source of American power generation. The bill, which is likely to be popular in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate but face opposition from the White House,...

  • $100M settlement for hundreds in Florida tobacco lawsuits Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    MIAMI— A $100 million settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them for smoking-related deaths and illnesses in Florida federal court. The tentative agreement announced Wednesday involves R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The deal resolves about 400 cases...

  • Regulators punt decision on allowing ride-booking service Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— After a heated meeting and charges of holding an illegal hearing, New Mexico regulators tabled a decision Wednesday to allow ride-booking service Lyft to operate in the state while lawmakers debate the future of such companies. The Public Regulation Commission voted not to issue a ruling on San Francisco- based Lyft's request to function in...

  • Eastern Virginia Bankshares posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. _ Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $731,000. Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares have dropped 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • Dollar Tree rises after reporting solid result in 4Q Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Shares of Dollar Tree Inc. traded higher Wednesday after the retailer posted solid fourth-quarter results. Dollar Tree said antitrust regulators have not cleared its pending purchase of competitor Family Dollar, but the company said it still expects to sell off no more than 300 stores. Dollar Tree said its net income totaled $206.6 million, or...

  • Lumber Liquidators warns of possible criminal charges Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    TOANO, Va.— Lumber Liquidators shares plummeted Wednesday after the floor retailer warned it may face criminal charges and be the subject of an upcoming "60 Minutes" segment. Lumber Liquidators said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the U.S. Department of Justice may seek criminal charges under the Lacey Act, which prohibits importing,...

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini and Carlyle started late last year but have since fizzled, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • Gladstone reports 4Q results Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Gladstone Land Corp. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The real estate investment trust, based in McLean, Virginia, said it had funds from operations of $1.2 million, or 16 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $55,000, or 1 cent per...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed "in days," a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. CSX has rerouted trains carrying oil on the line that runs from North Dakota to an oil...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...