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  • March 1- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, a retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, sold flooring containing levels of formaldehyde that were higher than those permitted under California's health and safety standards, according to television news program "60 Minutes". CBS's "60 Minutes" said it tested Lumber Liquidators' flooring in Virginia, Florida,...

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments and data about monarchs through March 2, and a decision on whether to list the monarch as threatened is due in December. Environmentalists say the butterfly's decline— the overwinter population in Mexico reached a low in 2013— has coincided with the rise of St. Louis- based agribusiness giant Monsanto's...

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Cvent reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Cvent Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fourth quarter. For the current quarter ending in March, Cvent expects its per-share earnings to be 1 cent. Cvent expects full-year earnings in the range of 21 cents to 35 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $177 million to $180 million.

  • Shenandoah Telecom tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    EDINBURG, Va. _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. The telecommunications service provider in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia posted revenue of $82.8 million in...

  • Exelis posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Exelis Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $84 million. On a per-share basis, the McLean, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 44 cents. Exelis shares have increased 39 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • VSE posts 4Q profit Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ VSE Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.2 million. The Alexandria, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 78 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $19.4 million, or $3.61 per share.

  • WASHINGTON— The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. Andrew Hyland of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the primary investigator for a huge government study of trends in smoking and tobacco use. At a meeting of nicotine researchers late Thursday, Hyland...

  • 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...