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  • 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...

  • South Korea seeks bigger role in global arms bazaar Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:53 AM ET

    While Park did not come away with a new contract, state-run Korea Aerospace Industries is in the running for a contract to supply Peru with 24 of its FA-50 fighter jets, worth as much as $2 billion. The industry, developed mostly with American technology during a decades-long standoff with North Korea, is hoping to sustain that growth by selling beyond its main...

  • NEW YORK— The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to limit its impact on the environment with its fight against income inequality by pledging to lift more than 800,000 people out of poverty. The waste reduction proposal— first reported Tuesday by The Associated Press— is...

  • WASHINGTON— Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee's actions for hours.

  • NEW YORK— The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.. The Zero Waste plan, which includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City...

  • FBR reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ FBR& Co on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $2.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. FBR shares have declined 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: FBR& Co, Earnings Report.

  • McLEAN, Va.— The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is stepping into a long-running lawsuit against one of the nation's largest nursing-home chains, accusing it of systematic Medicare overbilling and sometimes putting frail, dying patients through arduous rehab schedules just to increase revenue. The department is taking control of a whistleblower...