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  • CANONSBURG, Pa. _ Rice Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $17.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Rice Energy shares have increased 51 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RADNOR, Pa. _ Lincoln National Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $201 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.48 per share. Lincoln National shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. _ OraSure Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $2.4 million. For the current quarter ending in July, OraSure said it expects revenue in the range of $30.5 million to $31.5 million. OraSure shares have climbed slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The cause of Friday's blast remains unknown, but the corrosion indicates a "possible flaw" in the coating material applied to a pair of welded joints, one at the point of failure and another excavated after the explosion, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said in a corrective order issued to the pipeline operator.

  • INDIANA, Pa.— The union representing registered nurses and anesthetists has voted in favor of striking at the Indiana Regional Medical Center in western Pennsylvania. The vote taken Tuesday doesn't mean the union will strike the hospital 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, only that the union is authorized to call a strike if contract talks break down.

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Spark Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $25.6 million in its first quarter. Spark Therapeutics shares have declined 22 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Spark Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • CAMP HILL, Pa. _ Harsco Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $10.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in July, Harsco expects its per-share earnings to range from 2 cents to 7 cents. Harsco shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Independence Realty Trust Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 21 cents per share. Independence Realty Trust expects full-year funds from operations in the range of 82 cents to 88 cents per...

  • BERWYN, Pa. _ Triumph Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $1.08 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.49 per share. Triumph Group expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.90 to $5.10 per share, with...

  • AUDUBON, Pa. _ Globus Medical Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $28 million. Globus Medical expects full-year earnings to be $1.20 per share, with revenue expected to be $583 million. Globus Medical shares have declined 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • May 3- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after weak economic data in China and Europe reignited worries about global growth, while oil prices dropped for a second day, dragging down energy shares. Activity in China's factories shrank for the 14th straight month in April as demand stagnated, a private survey showed. Britain's manufacturing output also unexpectedly...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Portsmouth artist Haidee Merritt is entering her third season of renting out a room in her downtown home for short stays to regular city visitors and far flung tourists, a service she says provides a social and financial benefit to herself and the city. And New Hampshire is not alone. Last year, Philadelphia passed laws to tax and allow such rentals in...

  • Talen Energy Corp. abruptly booted the public from Holtwood Picnic& Recreation Area, a 400- acre tract that had served this rural farming community in Lancaster County for at least 50 years. Residents are banding together to fight the Allentown- based company that was spun off last year from utility giant PPL Corp.. Talen was within its rights to close the park—...

  • May 3- Wall Street was sharply lower in afternoon trading on Tuesday, with all 10 major S&P sectors in the red, after weak economic data out of China and Europe rekindled fears of a slowing global economy. Activity at China's factories shrank for 14 straight months in April as demand stagnated, a private survey showed. Britain's manufacturing output last month...

  • May 3- Wall Street was sharply lower, with the three major indexes falling more than 1 percent in late morning trading on Tuesday, after weak economic data out of China and Europe rekindled fears of a slowing global economy. Activity at China's factories shrank for the 14th straight month in April as demand stagnated, a private survey showed.

  • PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt— a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes. Both changes were approved April 20 by the city's Civil Service Commission. Roughly 10 percent of local departments nationwide require...

  • HERSHEY, Pa.— The state attorney general's office is seeking the resignation of three board members at the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged children over concerns the board may be violating terms of a 2013 settlement. According to a Feb. 8 letter obtained by the newspaper, the attorney general's office asked the Hershey Trust to reduce board...

  • YORK, Pa. _ The York Water Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $2.5 million. York Water shares have climbed 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: York Water, Earnings Report.

  • MALVERN, Pa. _ Vishay Intertechnology Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $28 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • YORK, Pa. _ P.H. Glatfelter Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $16.2 million. The York, Pennsylvania- based company said it had net income of 37 cents per share. Glatfelter shares have climbed 27 percent since the beginning of the year.