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  • HOUSTON _ Green Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.6 million. Green Bancorp shares have decreased 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Green Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Comfort Systems USA Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DALLAS— The pilots' union president said Thursday that American Airlines is reducing its safety margin by "manipulating" flight plans with tactics that include faster speeds. Dan Carey, who just started a three-year term as president of the Allied Pilots Association, said in a note to members that pilots were reporting pressure to approve faster flight plans.

  • DALLAS _ United States Lime& Minerals Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Dallas- based company said it had net income of 66 cents. Keywords: United States Lime& Minerals, Earnings Report.

  • The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $90.5 million, or $1.15 per share, in the period. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.15 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $219.9 million.

  • July 28- Wall Street edged higher on Thursday as investors looked beyond disappointing earnings from Ford and bought shares in Apple, while Alphabet surged after the bell following its quarterly report. Momentum players are focusing to buy on pullbacks, "said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors in San Antonio.

  • IRVING, Texas _ Flowserve Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $63 million. Flowserve expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.40 to $2.60 per share. Flowserve shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • *Wall St rebounds after disappointing Ford Motor results. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday in anticipation of results from tech heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon.com, while the yen eased after Reuters reported the Bank of Japan was considering expanding monetary stimulus to address signs of weak inflation. Expectations of further...

  • July 28- Wall Street was mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about disappointing earnings from Ford and awaited quarterly scorecards from technology heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon.com. Momentum players are focusing to buy on pullbacks, "said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors in San Antonio.

  • July 28- TransCanada Corp, Canada's second-largest pipeline company, reported on Thursday a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, and said the process of seeking buyers for the sale of some of its assets was well under way. The Calgary- based company is marketing an up to 49.9 percent stake in a package of six Mexico pipelines, excluding the recently...

  • HOUSTON, July 28- Improved fracking techniques have helped cut Pioneer Natural Resources Co's production costs in the Permian Basin to about $2 a barrel, low enough to compete with oil rival Saudi Arabia, CEO Scott Sheffield said on Thursday. The comments from Sheffield, who is retiring soon, were perhaps the most concrete sign yet that the fittest U.S. shale oil...

  • While the number of deals in the sector rose to 51 in the second quarter from 39 in the first quarter, the overall value of the deals fell to $26.1 billion from $28.1 billion, PwC said. The Permian basin in Texas and the Marcellus basin, which straddles Pennsylvania and West Virginia witnessed the most activity among shale plays. The deals in the quarter included QEP...

  • July 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, said demand rose for some of its products and services in North America in recent weeks, as drillers put rigs back to work. "Like others in our space, we believe we are seeing some isolated green shoots of activity," Chief Executive Clay Williams said on a post-earnings call.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving part of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline between North Dakota and Illinois that would be the biggest-capacity pipeline yet carrying oil out of the state's oil patch. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington challenges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision a...

  • SUGAR LAND, Texas _ CVR Energy Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $28.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Sugar Land, Texas- based company said it had net income of 33 cents. Keywords: CVR Energy, Earnings Report.

  • GRAPEVINE, Texas— An American Airlines aircraft landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport despite a dramatic discharge of flames from one of the engines. American spokesman Ross Feinstein says none of the 136 passengers and crew was injured when Flight 438 to Seattle returned to Dallas about 20 minutes after takeoff Wednesday night.

  • HOUSTON _ Group 1 Automotive Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $44.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.10 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON— ConocoPhillips on Thursday reported a loss of $1.07 billion in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 62 cents per share. ConocoPhillips shares have fallen 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • HOUSTON _ Independent Contract Drilling Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.2 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $15.7 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Baker Hughes Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $911 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 60 cents per share. Baker Hughes shares have dropped 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.