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  • NEW YORK, July 28- For the oil industry, Yahoo Inc's decision this week to sell its core business to Verizon Communications Inc for $4.8 billion does not matter all that much. For Gene Grabinski, who was trading crude in Chicago for BP Plc, one of the largest energy companies in the world, it was just the solution needed to stem the endless flood of phone calls as he...

  • WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine— Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn't make it to retirement. Officials say the decades-old, 15- pound lobster succumbed during its journey from a Sunrise, Florida, restaurant to the Maine State Aquarium. A rescue group had stepped forward to save...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with Zipcar Inc. over vehicle damage fees charged to 5,000 members from 2011 through 2015.. New York law requires giving consumers an opportunity to dispute damage fees before they're assessed. Zipcar agreed in the settlement to refund damage charges assessed against consumers who contested...

  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— A Connecticut judge will hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms' company documents should be sealed from public view as it fights a lawsuit filed by families of some of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. A court hearing is set for Thursday in Bridgeport. Madison, North Carolina- based Remington Arms is the...

  • NEW YORK— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a massive overhaul of the multibillion dollar debt-collection industry on Thursday, which would restrict collectors from calling numerous times a day, require them to have more documentation on what's owed, and give people more ability to dispute their bills. It would be the biggest overhaul of the...

  • SYDNEY, July 28- U.S. soybeans rose to an almost one-week high on Thursday, as concerns over potential adverse weather across the Midwest underpinned prices. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose 0.53 percent to $9.91-1/ 4 a bushel by 0321 GMT, near the session high of $9.97 a bushel- the highest since July 22. Soybeans drew support from...

  • SYDNEY, July 28- U.S. soybeans rose for a third consecutive session on Thursday to hit a six-day high, boosted by concerns over potential adverse weather over the next month in key U.S. growing regions. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.63 percent to $9.92-1/ 4 a bushel, near the session high of $9.97 a bushel- the highest since July 22.

  • July 27- Diagnostic-testing company Alere Inc has received a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena seeking patient-billing records related to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, the company said on Wednesday. They had fallen 28.6 percent to close at $31.47 after the Wall Street Journal reported news of the subpoena earlier on Wednesday. That turned out to be sort of......

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Investors reeling from several quarters of declines from U.S. energy companies are optimistic that a recent oil rebound may help boost results of exploration and production companies reporting in the coming days. "The big question of course is oil prices," said Mike Breard, analyst at Hodges Capital Management in Dallas, Texas.

  • WASHINGTON _ CoStar Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 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 83 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $206.1 million.

  • STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43.6 million.

  • DALLAS _ Westwood Holdings Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.7 million. Westwood Holdings shares have increased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westwood Holdings Group, Earnings Report.

  • LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. _ Astoria Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $18.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Astoria Financial shares have fallen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ First Quantum Minerals Ltd. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $141 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of 18 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • NEW YORK _ LivePerson Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, LivePerson expects its results to range from a loss of 3 cents per share to a loss of 1 cent per share. LivePerson expects full-year results to range from a loss of 8 cents per share to a loss of 3 cents per share, with revenue ranging...

  • GREELEY, Colo. _ Pilgrim's Pride Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $152.9 million. Pilgrim's Pride shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pilgrim's Pride, Earnings Report.

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Investors Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $44.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Investors Bancorp shares have fallen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ New Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $8.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Applied Micro Circuits Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Applied Micro Circuits shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK _ Gener8 Maritime Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $38 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Gener8 Maritime shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year.