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  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. Second-quarter revenue rose 2.8 percent to $19.27 billion from a year earlier and slightly exceeded the analysts'...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. Even as the U.S. continues to secretly hack its own adversaries,...

  • OAKS, Pa. _ SEI Investments Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $81 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $346.9 million.

  • BALA CYNWYD, Pa. _ Entercom Communications Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $10.8 million. Entercom Communications shares have risen 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Entercom Communications, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. Second-quarter revenue rose 2.8 percent to $19.27 billion from a year earlier and slightly exceeded the analysts' average...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A former executive with a Pennsylvania potato chip and snack food company has pleaded guilty to defrauding the company out of roughly $1.4 million. Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Myers acknowledged Tuesday that he received $651,000 in kickbacks while purchasing director at Utz Quality foods in Hanover. Federal prosecutors say Myers...

  • INDIANA, Pa. _ First Commonwealth Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $12 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. First Commonwealth Financial shares have increased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. _ Universal Stainless& Alloy Products Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $802,000 in its second quarter. The Bridgeville, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 11 cents per share. Keywords: Universal Stainless& Alloy Products, Earnings Report.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Comcast's second quarter was stronger than Wall Street had expected as the company narrowed the loss of video subscribers and revenue took off. For the period ended June 30, Comcast Corp. earned $2.03 billion, or 83 cents per share. Comcast lost 4,000 video customers, which was the best second-quarter number in more than a decade, according to the...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. The largest U.S. cable operator posted total revenue of $19.27 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 2.8 percent from a year...

  • *Williams wants pressure put on Mexico to strengthen labor unions. July 26- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. "She's committed to me that not only would dig into NAFTA but...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Citizens Holding Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.8 million. The Philadelphia- based bank said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • AUDUBON, Pa. _ Globus Medical Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $25.8 million. Globus Medical expects full-year earnings to be $1.20 per share, with revenue expected to be $575 million. Globus Medical shares have fallen 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Williams wants pressure put on Mexico to strengthen labor unions. July 26- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. "She's committed to me that not only would dig into NAFTA but...

  • BLUE BELL, Pa. _ Unisys Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $21.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Blue Bell, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 36 cents per share. Unisys shares have fallen 28 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PITTSBURGH— United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $46 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 55 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SUNBURY, Pa. _ Weis Markets Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Sunbury, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 57 cents. Keywords: Weis Markets, Earnings Report.

  • The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 41 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $100.6 million. Pennsylvania Real Estate expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.84 to $1.87 per share.

  • KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. _ Universal Health Services Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $185.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.94 per share. Universal Health Services shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • "It just breaks your heart," said Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, a national child safety nonprofit based in Philadelphia. In Dallas, 2- year-old Boi Lei Sang died after being left in a hot car in a parking lot Sunday while his family was in church. The worst was 2010, with 49, according to both a count by Fennell and Jan Null, a research...