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  • Middleburg Financial posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    MIDDLEBURG, Va. _ Middleburg Financial Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.6 million. Middleburg Financial shares have climbed roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Middleburg Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Monarch Financial posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. _ Monarch Financial Holdings Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.7 million. Monarch Financial shares have dropped nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Monarch Financial, Earnings Report.

  • Marlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doubles Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.' s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt. Higher prices and gains in its financial services division helped drive Altria's revenue up about 5 percent to $4.61 billion, excluding excise taxes. Altria, based in Richmond, Virginia, posted earnings...

  • NewMarket posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ NewMarket Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $52.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had profit of $4.17. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • First Community Bancshares posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:43 PM ET

    BLUEFIELD, Va. _ First Community Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.7 million. The holding company for First Community Bank posted revenue of $32.2 million in the period. First Community Bancshares shares have dropped 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Senate roll call vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Baldwin, Wis.; Blumenthal, Conn.; Booker, N.J.; Boxer, Calif.; Brown, Ohio; Cantwell, Wash.; Cardin, Md.; Coons, Del.; Durbin, Ill.; Feinstein, Calif.; Franken, Minn.; Gillibrand, N.Y.; Heinrich, N.M.; Hirono, Hawaii; Kaine, Va.; Klobuchar, Minn.; Leahy, Vt.; Markey, Mass.; Menendez, N.J.;...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29- Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. Virginia's Gerry Connolly, a leader of the pro-trade New Democrats, sees no more than 50...

  • WASHINGTON— Key U.S. senators said they want more oversight of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the federal government's development finance agency that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation earlier this week into a failed $217 million energy project in western Africa marked by insider connections and questionable due...

  • *Expects 2015 earnings $9.20- $9.50/ share vs est $9.11. *Earnings $2.48/ share vs est $2.25. U.S. defense suppliers have cut costs and increased sales to markets outside the United States as the Pentagon tries to cut about $1 trillion in spending over a decade as required by a 2011 law.

  • K12 tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    HERNDON, Va. _ K12 Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $12.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Analysts expected $229.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Northrop Grumman beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ Northrop Grumman Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $506 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.22 per share. Northrop Grumman expects full-year earnings to be $9.20 to $9.50 per share, with revenue in the range of $23.4 billion to $23.8 billion.

  • Alliant Techsystems tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ Alliant Techsystems Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $45.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.89 per share. Alliant Techsystems shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CACI International tops 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ CACI International Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $24.6 million. CACI International expects full-year earnings to be $5.14 to $5.56 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.3 billion to $3.6 billion. CACI International shares have climbed almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. Boeing welcomed the Air Force's decision to skip a competition and opt for the 747-8, citing its 50- year history of building...

  • AvalonBay reports 4Q results Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ AvalonBay Communities Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.77 per share. Analysts expected $432.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A law enforcement campaign to compel Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity shifted Wednesday when a sheriffs' organization openly complained that the app not only puts officers' lives at risk, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets.

  • Union Bankshares posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ Union Bankshares Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $15.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. The holding company for Union First Market Bank posted revenue of $78 million in the period.

  • Booz Allen beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $52.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.27 billion, according to Zacks.

  • General Dynamics tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. _ General Dynamics Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $701 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.10 per share. General Dynamics shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday. The transaction, which Reynolds and Lorillard value at about $27 billion including debt, would also create a powerhouse in menthol...