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  • NEW YORK— Gannett Co. posted a first-quarter loss as its costs rose, but it still beat Wall Street expectations as acquisitions drove revenue higher. The revenue boost came mainly from acquisitions, including Journal Media Group Inc., North Jersey Media Group and ReachLocal Inc. Revenue at the publishing segment rose 5.6 percent to $694.6 million while...

  • SHANGHAI/ PARIS, April 25- When China unveiled an historic order for its first large commercial jetliner at a national air show in 2010, Western journalists were kept away, and only local media were allowed to witness a major turning point in China's aviation ambitions. "They will be trying to compete on price against people who are building aircraft at a much...

  • Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy, an Indian citizen living in West New York, New Jersey, made about $48,000 trading Neustar stock and options in a brokerage account held by him and his wife, after learning that Golden Gate Capital was in talks to buy the company, court papers show. Shares of Neustar rose 21 percent last Dec. 14 after Golden Gate's takeover of the Sterling,...

  • RESTON, Va. _ WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $4.4 million. The Reston, Virginia- based bank said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Keywords: WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • The same polls showed Macron defeating Le Pen by as much as 30 percentage points in two weeks' time, suggesting players can buy back into the currency. Sunday's outcome reduced the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The euro's dip from its...

  • The same polls showed Macron defeating Le Pen by as much as 30 percentage points in two weeks' time, suggesting players can buy back into the currency. Sunday's outcome reduced the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. The euro's dip from its...

  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. _ Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.8 million. Eastern Virginia Bankshares shares have risen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...

  • McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up. The company is recalling 2- pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. It is also recalling...

  • Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after winning a four-month extension that preserves benefits through April 30. "We will use every vehicle we can, every pathway we can, to make sure we do not leave here... until we have our miners protected," he said in a speech on the Senate...

  • Roman Seleznev, 32, was found guilty last year by a jury in Seattle of perpetrating a scheme that prosecutors said involved hacking into point-of-sale computers to steal credit card numbers and caused $169 million in losses to U.S. firms. We continue to believe that the arrest of the Russian citizen Roman Seleznev who de facto was kidnapped on the territory of a...

  • Protest outside the offices of Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) asking the congressman to protect the Affordable Care Act from being repealed in Miami.

    Humana is the only insurer offering exchange plans this year in Knoxville but is dropping out of the Obamacare market in 2018.

  • Seleznev is the son of Valery Seleznev, a member of the Russian parliament, and Russia called his arrest in the Maldives in 2014 a "kidnapping." Seleznev, 32, was sentenced by Judge Richard A. Jones of the Western District of Washington. Prosecutors said that from October 2009 to October 2013 Seleznev stole credit card numbers from more than 500 U.S. businesses,...

  • RESTON, Va. _ Access National Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. Access National shares have increased nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Access National, Earnings Report.

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • Last year, a tiny piece of debris punched a gaping hole in the solar panel of Copernicus Sentinel -1 A, an observation satellite operated by the European Space Agency, or ESA. Experts meeting in Germany this week said the problem could get worse as private companies such as SpaceX, Google and Arlington, Virginia- based OneWeb send a flurry of new satellites into...

  • WASHINGTON— Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility to pull out...

  • DANVILLE, Va. _ American National Bankshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $4.1 million. American National Bankshares shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American National Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— Eager for a victory, the White House expressed confidence Thursday that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could be achieved in the House next week. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility...