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  • Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. —Arizona and Washington were the only states that offered online voter registration in 2008. Now 20 states do, and seven others have passed or are considering laws that would authorize a new online registration system.

  • TIMELINE-Takata air bag recalls Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    Honda and Takata deny fault and settle for an undisclosed sum. Her family sues Honda and Takata for more than $75 million in April 2011, claiming they knew of the air bag problems as early as 2004. Honda and Takata settle in January 2013 for $3 million, according to court documents. April 27- Honda recalls 896,000 Honda and Acura 2001-03 cars in order to find...

  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: Tracks inspected before crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    The Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak inspected tracks in Philadelphia just hours before a deadly derailment and found no defects. The New York- bound train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring 200 others. Another body has been pulled from the wreckage of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia,...

  • Opower reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ Opower Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $11 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in June, Opower expects its results to range from a loss of 17 cents per share to a loss of 15 cents per share. Opower expects full-year results to range from a loss of 68 cents per share to a loss of 58 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $144...

  • May 12- Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, just 18 months after emerging from its previous Chapter 11, and said it was in negotiations with a potential buyer. The company listed assets and liabilities of more than $1 billion in its bankruptcy petition, which it filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

  • Sotherly Hotels reports 1Q results Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. _ Sotherly Hotels Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Williamsburg, Virginia, said it had funds from operations of $3.2 million, or 25 cents per share, in the period. Sotherly Hotels expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.20 to $1.28 per share,...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday for the second time in three years and said it is involved in active negotiations for the sale of the company. It had emerged from an earlier bankruptcy case in December 2013 in Missouri. Coal- mining companies in central Appalachia have struggled in recent years, shedding...

  • Leidos beats Street 1Q forecasts Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    RESTON, Va. _ Leidos Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $41 million. Leidos expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.20 to $2.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $4.6 billion to $5 billion. Leidos shares have dropped 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Intrexon tops Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 11 May 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    BLACKSBURG, Va. _ Intrexon Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $27.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Intrexon shares have climbed 56 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WidePoint reports 1Q loss Monday, 11 May 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    MCLEAN, Va. _ WidePoint Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $1.2 million in its first quarter. The McLean, Virginia- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Engility Holdings reports 1Q loss Monday, 11 May 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    CHANTILLY, Va. _ Engility Holdings Inc. on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $13.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Engility Holdings expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.70 to $2.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $2 billion to $2.3 billion. Engility Holdings shares have dropped 40 percent since the...

  • A glance at digital elements being embraced by stores Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    Start-ups like Perch Interactive Inc. use projection light and motion sensors and detects when a product is being picked up. Jeans maker Levi Strauss is testing the Perch technology on a few of the jeans maker's essentials like the trucker's jacket and the 501 jacket in one store in San Francisco and the other in New York City. The Ugg brand is testing the...

  • The show, based on Iris Rainer Dart's 1985 novel about two best girlfriends, will begin previews in June at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. It made its world premiere last year at Virginia's Signature Theatre. The film version of "Beaches," directed by Garry Marshall and released in 1988, starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as women whose...

  • Cvent reports 1Q loss Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    TYSONS CORNER, Va. _ Cvent Inc. on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $2.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in June, Cvent said it expects revenue in the range of $45.5 million to $46 million. Cvent shares have declined slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AES misses 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ The AES Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $142 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ALEXANDRIA, Va.— A former CIA officer was sentenced Monday to 3 ½ years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his legal team and paled in comparison to the decades-long term that had been on the table. Jeffrey Sterling, 47, of O'Fallon, Missouri, had faced...

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Boeing Co will struggle to boost international sales of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets despite a $3- billion- plus deal expected soon with Kuwait, analysts and industry executives said. The Kuwait order will help extend production at Boeing's St. Louis facility into 2019, and preserve its ability to compete for fighter orders from...

  • NEW YORK, May 1- New U.S. and Canadian speed limits for oil trains will do little to temper the likelihood and severity of explosive accidents that have grown in frequency over the past two years, critics of new regulations said on Friday. Walking a line between increasing safety and keeping oil shipments moving at a clip on North American rails, regulators...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- A key U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday he is optimistic Congress will approve legislation central to a Pacific trade pact even though the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said more work is needed to make the "fast track" legislation palatable to his party. The Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Paul Ryan,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- Kolon Industries Inc has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal DuPont Co's trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday, bringing to a close a long-running dispute involving a fiber used to make Kevlar bulletproof vests. The South-Korea based company will pay $360 million, of which $275 million is restitution to DuPont and...