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  • HOUSTON _ Bristow Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $435.5 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Plains GP Holdings LP on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $25 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.17 billion.

  • THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Waste Connections Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $52.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Waste Connections expects full-year revenue in the range of $2.2 billion to $2.22 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Integrated Electrical Services Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $5.8 million. Integrated Electrical Services shares have dropped nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Integrated Electrical Services, Earnings Report.

  • RICHARDSON, Texas _ Lennox International Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.2 million. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.23 per share. Eighteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $821.7 million.

  • *Takes impairment charge of $499 mln on 9 rigs. *Adjusted profit $0.90 vs est $0.54. "By conserving additional cash, we will have increased flexibility to manage the company through difficult market conditions and position ourselves for the eventual recovery in offshore drilling," Chief Executive Marc Edwards said in a statement.

  • Feb 8- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, suspended its dividend after swinging to a quarterly loss as it wrote down the value of nine drilling units by nearly half a billion dollars. Gulf of Mexico, for $210 million. Houston- based Diamond Offshore posted a net loss of $245.4 million, or $1.79 per share, in the fourth...

  • HOUSTON _ Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $245.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Diamond Offshore Drilling shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Feb 8- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, suspended its dividend after swinging to a quarterly loss as it wrote down the value of nine drilling units by nearly half a billion dollars. Diamond Offshore, majority owned by U.S. conglomerate Loews Corp, has been hurt by a more than 70 percent fall in oil prices that has...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. Waterboarding- the practice of pouring water over someone's face to mimic drowning as an...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win...

  • New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:14 PM ET

    Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the third U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win approval...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • Feb 5- U.S. energy firms deepened their cuts in oil drilling rigs in the seventh week of declines to the lowest levels since March 2010, data showed on Friday, as they continue to cut spending due to the collapse in crude prices. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at about $31 per barrel and Brent at $34 on Friday, on track to end the week lower after two...

  • Penney Co Inc said it is pursuing a potential sale and partial leaseback of its headquarters in Texas to reduce debt and costs. Hedge fund Starboard Value LP urged Macy's Inc last month to enter into joint ventures for its stores, including its flagship Herald Square store in New York, to realize greater value from its real estate assets. CBRE Group Inc's Capital...

  • NEW YORK— J.C. Penney is considering selling and partially leasing back its headquarters to help lower debt and create long-term savings. J.C. Penney Co. has been in the three-story building since 1992.. J.C. Penney shares edged up 8 cents to $7.44 in morning trading Friday.

  • J.C. Penney looking to sell headquarters in Texas Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 8:10 AM ET

    Feb 5- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said it is pursuing a potential sale and partial leaseback of its headquarters in Plano, Texas. The move is expected to reduce debt and costs, the company said on Friday.

  • Feb 5- Activist investors are putting the U.S. banking sector in their crosshairs, betting that headwinds whipping through the industry will accelerate consolidation among lenders. Hedge funds such as Ancora Advisors, Clover Partners and Seidman& Associates are buying up stakes in lenders across the U.S., from community banks to large regional lenders.