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  • NEW YORK, July 21- Jon Corzine has reached a settlement with the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's collapsed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd, as part of a series of accords expected to provide about $132 million to creditors, according to court papers. The trustee, Nader Tavakoli, on Wednesday night asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to approve payments...

  • Intel shares were down 3.6 percent at $34.40 after the chipmaker reported revenue growth slowed at its key data center business. Qualcomm was up 6.9 percent at $59.68 after its quarterly results and forecast topped market estimates. Another boost to the S&P and Nasdaq was Biogen, which was up 6.7 percent at $278.32 after its results beat expectations.

  • SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's foray into the barbecue-loving Midwest has gone up in smoke with the closing of its year-old Chicago restaurant. The Syracuse- based chain of barbeque and live music joints told Chicago media outlets Wednesday that its eatery on the Windy City's North Side would close up for good that night. The closing of the Chicago...

  • July 21- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Thursday, a day after the Dow and the S&P hit fresh record highs and as investors digested a mixed bag of earning reports. Shares of the world's largest chipmaker were down 3.2 percent at $34.56 in premarket trading. Rival chipmaker Qualcomm, however, was up 7.7 percent at $60.11 after its quarterly results and...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ KCG Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $33.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • MADISON, N.J. _ Quest Diagnostics Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $194 million. Quest Diagnostics expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.02 to $5.17 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.47 billion to $7.54 billion. Quest Diagnostics shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union turned up the heat Thursday, surrounding the massive gambling hall with hundreds of picketers, some traveling hundreds of miles to support the walkout. Picketers from unions in Baltimore, Washington, New...

  • WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. _ Parke Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $8.6 million. The holding company for Parke Bank posted revenue of $18.9 million in the period. Parke Bancorp shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Four U.S. carriers have won tentative approval to launch daytime U.S. flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport as early as this fall, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Wednesday. Approvals were given to Delta for flights from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, Hawaiian from Honolulu, American from Los Angeles, and United from San Francisco.

  • July 20- Wall Street gained on Wednesday and the S&P 500 and Dow industrials set fresh records, as Microsoft's strong results boosted the indexes and marked the latest sign that U.S. corporate earnings season may be less dour than feared. "It seems like the weaker parts of the market are starting to at least try and keep pace with the stronger parts and there really...

  • July 20- Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soupmaker, said it was lowering its fiscal 2016 sales forecast to reflect the recall of its Bolthouse Farms protein drinks. Campbell said it continued to expect 2016 adjusted profit of $2.93 to $3.00 per share, compared with analysts' average estimate of $2.98. The Camden, New Jersey- based company's shares closed down...

  • CHICAGO— In a bid to reduce long airport security lines, United Airlines said Wednesday it will work with federal officials to install automated screening checkpoints this fall at its hub in Newark, New Jersey, and later this year in Chicago and Los Angeles. United's move echoes similar announcements from Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.

  • CLEVELAND— Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie said Wednesday that David Samson, who acknowledged using his position to pressure United Airlines to reinstate a flight that benefited him, is an "extraordinary person" and is "my friend and always will be." Christie appointed him chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area bridges,...

  • *Microsoft surges on better-than-expected results. July 20- Wall Street gained on Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 and Dow industrials to fresh records, as Microsoft's strong results boosted the indexes and marked the latest sign that U.S. corporate earnings season may be less dour than feared. "It seems like the weaker parts of the market are starting to at least...

  • CLARKSBORO, N.J.— Authorities say a New Jersey woman trying to catch Pokemon in a cemetery ended up stuck in a tree and had to call 911 to rescue her. Firefighters in Clarksboro say the woman climbed a tree Tuesday night while playing "Pokemon Go" on her smartphone inside the Eglington Cemetery. Chief Rob Gould tells WCAU-TV that "she was a bit embarrassed at that point."

  • NEW YORK— Macy's is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they're in— like where a particular brand is located or what's in stock— that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. That's a key element as Macy's seeks to spur sluggish sales, make being at the store more enjoyable and...

  • DALLAS— United Airlines' second-quarter profit dropped 51 percent as revenue fell due to lower average fares, which are expected to persist through the rest of the summer. The results were dragged down by a $412 million write-down of its operations at Newark, New Jersey, and by paying taxes— it didn't last year. Still, the reduced profit beat Wall Street...

  • Shares of the diversified healthcare products maker rose 1.6 percent at $125.06 on the New York Stock Exchange after touching a new record high of $125.75. The company, which is the first major U.S. drugmaker to announce quarterly earnings, raised its 2016 sales forecast to a range of $71.5 billion to $72.2 billion, from $71.2 billion to $71.9 billion previously.

  • The Miss America Foundation is creating a new scholarship for past winners of the Miss America pageant who still need financial help completing their education. "When Miss America 2017 is crowned this September in Atlantic City, she will receive a $50,000 scholarship to further her education for the decade ahead," said Sam Haskell, executive chairman of the...

  • Federal prosecutors say Richard Vogel, of Edison, New Jersey, and Donald Harper, of Somerset, New Jersey, were charged with fraud on an agency receiving federal funds and theft of government property. They say he fraudulently billed Amtrak for about $71,000, including 688 overtime hours and 41 regular hours he didn't work from November 2015 to June 2016.