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  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ First Citizens BancShares Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $69.3 million. The bank, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, said it had earnings of $5.77 per share. Keywords: First Citizens BancShares, Earnings Report.

  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell about 1 percent or more earlier in the session, reacting to a U.S. crude draw of 827,000 barrels for the week to July 22 reported by trade group American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday. That figure was well short of the 2.3 million-barrel draw that analysts expect the U.S. government's Energy Information...

  • GREENSBORO, N.C. _ Unifi Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $10.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Greensboro, North Carolina- based company said it had net income of 56 cents. Unifi shares have increased nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BURLINGTON, N.C. _ Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $198.2 million. LabCorp expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.60 to $8.95 per share. LabCorp shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 6 percent.

  • CONCORD, N.C. _ Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $24.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Concord, North Carolina- based company said it had net income of 60 cents per share. Keywords: Speedway Motorsports, Earnings Report.

  • DURHAM, N.C. _ Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $86.8 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.15 billion.

  • DUNN, N.C. _ Select Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. Select Bancorp shares have declined almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Select Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • GREENSBORO, N.C. _ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 56 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $107 million.

  • Since January, jobless workers have been limited to 13 weeks of benefits as a result of a measure that links the duration to Missouri's statewide unemployment rate, providing less aid when fewer people are searching for work. The result is that Missouri's jobless benefits will return to a maximum of 20 weeks, which is still shorter than the longtime national...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Sonic Automotive Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 50 cents per share. Sonic Automotive shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WINSTON SALEM, N.C.— Reynolds American Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $796 million. Reynolds American expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.26 to $2.34 per share. Reynolds American shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Carlisle Cos. Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $115.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.01 billion.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S....

  • PHILADELPHIA— Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. Nicole Lutkemuller, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Tahoma, California, said her two-bed room at the Marriott Hotel Philadelphia...

  • GREENSBORO, N.C. _ V.F. Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $51 million. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Nineteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.53 billion.

  • FRANKLIN, N.C. _ Entegra Financial Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.2 million. The Franklin, North Carolina- based bank said it had earnings of 18 cents per share. The holding company for Macon Bank posted revenue of $10.8 million in the period.

  • NEW YORK— Accusations that Airbnb has been ignoring complaints of racism have led several black entrepreneurs to create two new vacation rental websites where they say racism will not be tolerated. Among the stories that have made headlines was Gregory Selden's. Airbnb has a longstanding policy prohibiting discrimination, but back in January, a study by...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Nucor Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $233.8 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Nucor shares have increased 34 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 6 percent.

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ Yadkin Financial Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.4 million. The bank, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Keywords: Yadkin Financial, Earnings Report.