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  • HUNT VALLEY, Md. _ Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $120.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.36 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $802.3 million.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ DiamondRock Hospitality Co. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 23 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $212.3 million.

  • SILVER SPRING, Md. _ United Therapeutics Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $110.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.62 per share. United Therapeutics shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Host Hotels& Resorts Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 38 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.31 billion.

  • American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. United followed suit later in the day, posting reduced fares on some flights from Minneapolis to seven of its hub cities including New York, Chicago and Los...

  • DALLAS— American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices. Boston Scientific had asked the justices to hear its appeal in the dispute over its licenses...

  • Feb 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Authorities say shipping has reached record levels at the Philadelphia port. Companies from Chile, Peru, and Panama export fruit to Philadelphia instead of Baltimore or Newark. Philadelphia has also seen a massive increase in containers carrying household appliances and beer.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ TerraForm Global Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.9 million in its third quarter. The Bethesda, Maryland- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. Keywords: TerraForm Global, Earnings Report.

  • District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in a scheme that prosecutors said generated $1.3 million. Tomasz Chmielarz, 34, and Devin McArthur, 28, were each sentenced on Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of $64,529, $7,070,...

  • District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in a scheme that prosecutors said generated $1.3 million. Tomasz Chmielarz, 34, and Devin McArthur, 28, were each sentenced on Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of $64,529, $7,070,...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 16- So much for states' rights. Seven states- including populous California, Illinois and Maryland- are implementing government-sponsored auto-IRA plans, and another 30 are considering their own, according to AARP, which has been supporting and tracking the initiatives. The House of Representatives approved a resolution on Wednesday that would...

  • In Massachusetts, a group that lobbies on behalf of dentists has for the first time signaled a willingness to embrace the concept, though its proposal is viewed as unnecessarily restrictive by sponsors of a competing bill in the Legislature. "We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental...

  • Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down. I don't know if my mom will make it home, "said Hessel Duarte, a 17- year-old native of Honduras who lives in Austin, Texas, with his family and skipped class at his...

  • ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Choice Hotels International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $31.8 million. Choice Hotels expects full-year earnings to be $2.78 to $2.84 per share. Choice Hotels shares have risen 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor engaged in lies and corruption to facilitate an illegal bitcoin exchange business whose operators wanted to take over a small credit union to evade scrutiny, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Attorney Won Shin told jurors that programmer Yuri Lebedev schemed with others to bribe Trevor...

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Marriott International Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $244 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 84 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.82 billion.

  • NEW YORK— The Associated Press is partnering with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education to expand its coverage of science, medicine and health journalism. "This collaboration brings wider attention and new storytelling tools to evidence-based, factual science," AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee said. In fiscal 2016, it...

  • BALTIMORE— The CEO of Baltimore- based sports apparel company Under Armour responded Wednesday to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump "an asset to the country. In an open letter to Baltimore published as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun, Kevin Plank wrote that he wanted to clarify what values he and his company stand for.