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  • NCI beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ NCI Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $2.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Analysts expected $74.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • CACI International tops 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ CACI International Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $31.1 million in its fiscal first quarter. CACI International expects full-year earnings to be $5.10 to $5.51 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.3 billion to $3.6 billion. CACI International shares have climbed roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • What is Orbital Sciences? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NASA pays it billions. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well— until this week. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp. suffered a big failure late Tuesday when one of its unmanned rockets bound for the station exploded moments after liftoff.

  • Orbital Sciences, Facebook are big market movers Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Orbital Sciences Corp., down $5.10 to $25.27. Electronic Arts Inc., up $1.43 to $38.91.

  • *Resupply vehicle reaches space station from Kazakhstan. WALLOPS, Va./ CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 29- A uthorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

  • Appalachian Biofuels to establish facility in Va. Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Appalachian Biofuels LLC is planning to establish its headquarters and biodiesel production facility in Russell County, creating 40 jobs. McAuliffe approved a $200,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund for the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $210,000 in funding for...

  • *Orbital Sciences slumps after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to their earlier declines after the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program, as had been expected. The U.S. central bank ended its quantitative easing program of bond purchases, which at its peak pumped $85 billion a month into the financial...

  • *Orbital Sciences halted after rocket explosion. DuPont lost 1.4 percent to $67.03 and was the largest drag on the S&P materials sector after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law. The challengers are appealing a unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations...

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. DuPont, down 2 percent at $66.62, was the largest drag on the materials sector of the S&P 500 after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday boosted by gains in the energy sector, with traders looking forward to a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Booz Allen beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. on Wednesday reported profit of $65.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures weighed by a sharp decline in Facebook shares, and ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Oct 29- More than 40 million Americans earn money while driving around in their cars, making them eligible for a valuable business mileage deduction from the Internal Revenue Service. "Getting a lot of round numbers means people either aren't tracking or are rounding," says P.J. Wallin, 33, a certified public account from Richmond, Virginia. Bill Nemeth, an enrolled...

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, weighed by a sharp decline in Facebook Inc shares and ahead of a statement from the U.S. *In an otherwise data-light session, the Fed is likely to announce that it will no longer add to its holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities,...

  • Orbital Sciences' stock plummets after explosion Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday morning trading after the aerospace company's unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening. The Orbital Sciences' Antares commercial supply rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at Wallops Island in Virginia.

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...